North River Democrats Are Making Waves!

Our club provides social outreach to Democrats in the North River area. We host a variety of educational and social events designed to create a sense of cohesion and support for its members and to increase participation by other area Democrats.

We also provide opportunities for our members to participate in political action activities for increased voter participation, election of Democratic candidates and advocacy for specific political initiatives endorsed by the Democratic Party.

North River Democrats work collaboratively with the Manatee Democratic Party, local caucuses, and other area clubs to build a broader coalition of Democratic action in Manatee County and the Central West Coast Florida area.

John Brackett, President,, 781-861-3938

Randi Sathan, Vice-President,, 732-690-7655

Tom Schneberger, Treasurer,, 610-506-9690

Beverly Pannee, Secretary,, 443-629-1001

Join Us

All are welcome at any of our meetings and special events. We typically hold monthly meetings at 3 pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Parrish YMCA (restarting in September). Our first ever annual spring picnic at Fort Hamer Park was a great success. More events to come!

Upcoming NRDC Events

June 26th - Presidential Democratic Debate Party!

A huge field of Demcocratic candidates are hoping to make a splash in Miami on June 26 and 27.  North River Democrats are sponsoring a Presidential Debate Party at Manatee County Democratic headquarters on June 26th.  Since the debates start late (9pm), some are meeting for dinner beforehand.  Contact John Brackett for more info. 

All-County Democratic Cookout

11 am - 2 pm Saturday, June 29th.

Free Barbecue - Family Activities

Pride Park, 815 63rd Street East near splash pad area

Lots of fun and a great chance to meet other Democrats in the county.  North River Dems are sponsoring a table.  For more info, contact John Brackett


Calling for Event Ideas

Our annual spring picnic was a great success.  We are now setting our sites on a signature North River Democratis fall event - possibly a fall fundraiser to be held in non-election years.  Ideas have been floated for a theme party (barn dance, game night, farm to table dinner).  Let your imagination go and contact John Brackett for ideas.  Of course we will need lots of organizing and manpower.  Let John know what you can do.