Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and current owner of the LA Lakers was interviewed today on MSNBC, launching his company’s inaugural “state of the facts” poll from

What is your interest level? Most seem to prefer facts & figures, although anecdotes do appeal to some Americans.



Do you prefer facts that fit your beliefs, or do you think that we’d have a more informed debate on issues if we discussed the same data?


Remember your post-election dinner table discussion last Thanksgiving Day?  How did facts and beliefs influence the discussion?


Where do you think our country is heading…and how many others agree or disagree with you?


We’re curious about how you respond to Steve Ballmer’s new website in a “Point v. Counterpoint” exchange with us about the introduction of  Some initial research suggests that Steve Ballmer, with a net worth of approximately $22Billion, has made donations to both political parties, and he and his wife believe in a “most important issue…giving children opportunities to succeed.”


Email your comments about the new website to us at We are eager to hear from YOU!

Reminder:  Next Fairview Park Democrats meeting is 9/7/17-7pm!





Summerfest 2017 celebrated the 25th Anniversary of this wonderful Fairview Park community event. Our Club joined sponsors in various categories proudly illustrated on the Festival Banner at Bohlken Park during July 6 – 9, 2017. (See our logo at lower right area.)

The Fairview Democratic Club Booth provided Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot materials, Club Membership Sign-Up Sheets, and Raffle tickets for the GoodTime III and Blossom performances by the Cleveland Orchestra.

Twenty-five Volunteers helped to staff the Club Booth throughout the entire weekend.  Members wore Club T-shirts printed by Madison Graphics.


Bob  & Emily Williams and Pat Despins covered the early Saturday morning shift.




Dave Clash and new member, Laurie Hutchison, engaged in discussion with the public as people stopped at the Booth during early Saturday afternoon.

Nancy Mikita, Twyla Sales, Troy Greenfield, and Nancy Witting were busy selling raffle tickets on Saturday afternoon.

We sold 260 Raffle tickets, recruited and signed up 8 new members, renewed 1 membership, and sold all 24 Club T-shirts!


City Council President Michael Kilbane and his daughter joined Gail Nanowsky and Nancy Wittig as the crowds waltzed by the booths and enjoyed all the festival opportunities.

Bridget King (Fairview) won the Goodtime III tix, while David Redles (Rocky River) and Paul Barina (Fairview) won the tickets to the Cleveland Orchestra performances at Blossom Music Center.

The only down side of our weekend was the unexpected visit from Mother Nature.  The heavy rainstorm and 40 mph winds upended the tent and caused structural damage to the tent frame, which will have to be replaced.

Fairview Park Democratic Club Leadership wishes to applaud and thank ALL Volunteers who made this enjoyable and profitable weekend experience possible.  The generous donation of time and many talents gave our Club some great visibility in the Community, and provided a great gesture of unity to all our visiting family, friends, and neighbors!

Happy Summer to All!  Our next Club meeting is September 7, 2017 at 7pm!









Fairview Dems Club News for June 2017

On June 4, 2017, in Blog Example, by Jane Justice

Club President Troy Greenfield welcomed members, guests, and elected Officials during our June 1, 2017 meeting.

Fairview Park City Council-At-Large Peggy Leary was on hand for the meeting, as was Common Pleas Court Judge John Sutula, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County, Andrew Santoli.


Twyla Sales & Mitzie Bugie are our newly selected Membership & Hospitality Committee leaders, while Jan & Rob Hoeffler will chair our Political Action Committee.



Gail Nanowsky, graduate of Cleveland Marshall Law  and Attorney for 25+ years, was introduced as our New Vice-President. She has served as Volunteer Magistrate for the Fairview Park City’s Juvenile Diversion Program and is also Precinct Committee Leader for Ward 5C.  We welcome Gail in this new role with our Club.


Nancy Mikita, our most recent Vice-President, served on the Fairview Park Democratic Club Nominating Committee during 2014.  She was  Club Vice President during 2013-2014 and 2015-2016, as well as most recently from January – June 2017.

We are most grateful to Nancy for being a long-time loyal and regularly attending members and contributors to Club efforts and activities!  Thank you, Nancy and good luck with all your adventures. We’ll see Nancy again as a Volunteer at our Summerfest 2017 Booth!

Communications Officer Judy Meinert gave us an update on the Fairview Park Democratic Club Booth at Summerfest. Currently we have 30 Volunteers signed up for 2 hour shifts at the Booth & we’ll be wearing our Club T-shirts printed by member, Sam Salim.  We still have a few shifts open on Sunday, July 9th.  Call Judy (216-387-1962) to Volunteer or to order a Club T-shirt. We’ll plan to assist with Voter Registration, recruit new members to our Club, and invite people to our nightly drawings for entertainment at Blossom, or on the GoodTime III, or with the Indians. We thank Cean Carmichael & Rod Reilly for securing the prizes!


And last, but not least, we heard our Treasurer’s Report from Rod Reilly. The 50/50 Raffle, won by Jan Hoeffler, was donated back to the Club. Thanks, Jan!


Our next regular Club meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7pm in the Dunson Room at Fairview Park City Hall.  Happy Summer to ALL!


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s new Task Force announced just as Cleveland hosts 2017 NBA Finals!


The Cuyahoga County Regional Human Trafficking Task Force will work to rescue victims and identify and prosecute their pimps. The Task Force will be on high alert as the June 1st NBA series gets underway.  All citizens are reminded of the importance of the advice: “If you SEE something…SAY something!”  The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department tipline is: 216-443-6085.


Fairview Hospital Trauma Center, the Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS) and Renee Jones Empowerment Center will present a FREE special focus presentation by Renee Jones on “Human Trafficking – What YOU need to know” on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Fairview Wellness Center.


Renee Jones will discuss how and where thousands of Northeast Ohio children, women, and men are enslaved to commercial sex or forced labor annually.


ADVANCE REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Call 440-356-0670 (Choose Option 5) or online at


2017 is the 25th Anniversary of the Fairview Park Summerfest!


West Shore Rotary Club invites everyone to participate in the July 8, 2017 fun-focused and family-friendly 5K and 1-mile Fun Run.  Visit: for Registration and/or Sponsorship Information.

All proceeds from the race support the community service work and scholarships given each year by the West Shore Rotary Club!

Contact:  Bill Wagner, President (2016-2017) at 216-470-9816 or visit: