Dear Mexico City Democrats:
Greetings!! We are writing to let you know that Naomi Siegmann, Carolyn Lippert, Julie Juliano and Michael K. Schuessler are doing everything humanly possible to revive our local chapter of Democrats Abroad CDMX. In this way we attempt to honor the vibrant legacy left to us by our dearly departed Mexico City Democrat Susannah Glusker. We miss you Susannah but we must carry on!!!
We have decided that the best time to accomplish this goal will be during our annual Fourth of July Picnic, to be held Sunday, July 3rd, @ 1PM at the beautiful home of artist and fellow democrat Naomi Siegmann, located in El Pedregal de San Angel. At that time we will call to order a general meeting and will hold elections. We will also have people available to help everyone register to vote from abroad via the Internet and will be happy to register people of any political party.
In order to recover the cost of hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, soft drinks, condiments, potato chips, coffee, plates, silverware, napkins and cups, among other essential items, we are asking for a donation of 150.00 pesos (please pay at the door) from all who attend. If you already paid at the pizza get- together a few weeks ago, that's great!! Your name is on a "pre-paid" list.
We would also be thrilled if everyone who attends could bring –pot luck style- a dessert, a salad, baked beans etc., basically whatever you want or whatever is easier for you to manage.
The most important detail is that WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ATTEND SO AS TO PURCHASE THE CORRECT AMOUT OF FOOD for everyone and not have a huge amount of leftovers or not enough hamburgers! In order to do this, we ask that -if you didn't already do so at the pizza party-you RSVP via email to Carolyn Lippert or Michael Schuessler ASAP:
Carolyn Lippert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Schuessler: email@example.com
We are also looking for several VOLUNTEERS who can arrive an hour or so before the event to help set up and stay a bit after to clean up.
Please remember that this is an INCLUSIVE event – all are welcome: Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Undecided, citizens of Mexico, US citizens, etc. Please invite your friends – just forward them this invitation and ask them to RSVP to one of the email addresses below.
ALSO, if you feel that the 150.00 pesos represents a financial hardship, just let us know and we will work something out. Obviously, if you bring your kids, we won’t charge per person, but we ask the parents to give the donation they feel appropriate.
Please recall that the only reason we charge anything at all is in order to recuperate personal expenditures. Thanks so much and please, REMEMBER TO CONFIRM ASAP!
Upon confirmation, you will receive a separate email with Naomi's street address. We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!