|I'm a delegate from SD 13 in Harris County.|
Thursday was really for committees and organizers to meet during the day. I was just a novice delegate not holding any office. I arrived in San Antonio in late afternoon. The first thing on my agenda was to attend the kickoff parties. I prepaid $50 per person with intention to bring a guest to the Official Kickoff Reception at Villita Assembly Building. Guess what? I arrived late. I barely got to nibble on the variety of salsas with some chips. I consider my $100 was purely donation to the Party.
|Quite of crowd when it's free|
The next party was hosted by Bexar County Democratic Party just across the walkway at La Villita Historic Arts Village. The music was blasting. People were dancing. Speeches were flowing. It was quite a scene. But I was starving and needed a place to sit down. I wore my real cowboy boots for the first time. Of course, no one was looking.
After my breakfast dinner at nearby McDonald's, I proceeded to the next kickoff party hosted by Stonewall Democrats at Paramour. I didn't stay long. I met a couple of candidates and took some pictures. I ended my day early to prepare for next day.
The Convention was held at Alamodome. It was an all-day affair from 8 to 5. Since I'm not a morning person, but I tried to be energized and involved. I planned to attend 3 caucus meeting, but only able to sit with Asian Caucus. There were many non-Asians who wanted to see what we do.
|Enter by SD numbers to register|
|Do you ever wonder what to wear at a convention?|
For those who got elected on Friday would have to attend meeting and training on Saturday. I was among everyone else to enjoy what San Antonio has to offer.
Here are my posts on Twitter: Scene from Kickoff Party; LGBT Caucus Meeting; Vendor at Exhibit Floor; Ready for Asian Caucus; Elected Officials from Houston; Hispanic Caucus meeting. And photos at Alamodome by me on Yelp.
My final blog will be a summary. But, I need to take a break for now.