How We Do It
The Committee as a whole meets at least
once a month, on the fourth Thursday, at 7:00 PM, usually in Bryan Memorial Town
Hall (downstairs). Our agenda generally includes
reports from our various subcommittees.
They are the real working parts of the full Committee apparatus; they
meet on their own schedules during the month, depending on the projects they
The eight main subcommittees of the WDTC are:
 Executive Committee. The executive committee is composed of the
four officers of the WDTC: the chair (currently, two co-chairs), vice-chair, treasurer, and
secretary. The executive committee maps
out the overall direction of the WDTC and establishes goals to be achieved each
year. The chair and
vice-chair are ex officio members of all the other subcommittees.
 Membership Committee. This subcommittee is responsible for seeking
out, meeting, and interviewing Washington Democrats, who might be interested in
joining--and have some talent or resources to offer to--the WDTC. If a prospect is recommended for membership,
they are invited to meet the full Committee, which then votes on their
admission. (To find out how the subcommittee appraises prospective members click here.)
 Program Committee. This subcommittee plans political events
involving Democratic candidates, such as gubernatorial, senatorial, or
congressional forums. It also lines up
candidates, speakers, and officials to visit WDTC monthly meetings and answer
questions from Committee members.
 Search Committee. This subcommittee conducts an ongoing outreach program in search of prospective candidates
for local elective and appointive office. (To find out more about how the subcommittee appraises prospective candidate click here.)
 Communications Committee. This subcommittee is responsible for
communications with WDTC members, all Washington Democrats, and sometimes the
entire town. It maintains this Web site
and issues press releases concerning WDTC events, actions, and positions.
 Government Liaison Committee. This subcommittee maintains contacts with
municipal, state, and national government bodies and officials. It reports back to the full Committee on
actions or positions being taken at various levels of government, which the
Committee may wish to respond to or support.
Fundraising Committee. This
subcommittee is responsible for soliciting donations and sponsoring
 Campaign Committee. As election season approaches, this ad hoc subcommittee forms to organize and direct
the WDTC's campaign efforts on behalf of Democratic candidates.
When new members join the WDTC, they choose or
are assigned to a subcommittee (or subcommittees) where their skills,
interests, and experience can be put to best use.