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Sophia Chadda Around Town

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Barn Warming for Sophia Chadda

What a fabulous afternoon with Sophia Chadda and special guest Congressman Tom Malinowski. So many friends came out to support Sophia. Thank you!! And a special thank you to Bill and Carolyn Knox for opening their historic home and farm for hosting this amazing Barn Warming!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

ISBR Picnic 2019

Thank you to the ISBR for welcoming the community to their annual picnic. Special guests also included Congressman Tom Malinowski and Assembly 21 candidates Lisa Mandelblatt & Stacey Gunderman.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Blue Waves of Summer Picnic

Thank you to everyone that came out to our 3rd Annual BTDC picnic!! Great food, live music, conversation, and people! Your continued support is truly appreciated. Shout out to Suzy Saidi and Sima Guven (and their husbands!) for all the home made food, grilling, and amazing planning, and to Greg Begg for the wonderful live music set. So many others helped to make this day special and we thank you!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Parade 2019

The BTDC, Bernards Township Committeewoman Joan Bannan Harris, and Democratic candidate Dr. Sophia Chadda were honored to march in the Memorial Day Parade in Liberty Corner with gratitude for the brave men and women who have served to protect our freedoms. PHOTO CREDIT: Betsy Bacot

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Charter Day 2019

What an incredible day with friends and neighbors! Thank you to County Clerk Steve Peter and Freeholders Shanel Robinson and Sara Sooy for attending and talking with residents. Thank you to all of our volunteers. And thank you to everyone who stopped in to talk! PHOTO CREDIT: Betsy Bacot

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Chadda2019 Campaign Launch

Sophia Chadda for Bernards Township Committee officially kicked off her campaign on May 4th at the Pleasant Valley Park. Photo Credit: Betsy Bacot

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Meet & Greet with Congressman Tom Malinowski & Committeewoman Joan Bannan Harris

Meet and Greet with Congressman Tom Malinowski and Bernards Township Committeewoman Joan Bannan Harris. Thank you Balaji and Anita Koppala for hosting this gathering and continuing conversations around issues and concerns of Bernards Township residents.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

On the Campaign Trail

Sophia Chadda at work in the community and on the campaign.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Eleanor Roosevelt Awards Dinner 2018

Congratulations to Ann Parsekian and Catherine Santaiti, recipients of the Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award. Thank you to the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women for sponsoring this event and for supporting female candidates. Photo Credit: Betsy Bacot-Agner

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dandiya 2018

Fantastic evening with the Basking Ridge Indian Community while celebrating the Dandiya festival. Thank you to Tom Malinowski and Joan Harris for celebrating with the Indian community!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Town Hall with John Kerry & Tom Malinowski

What a fantastic event tonight at Ridge PAC! Thank you to everyone that came out to listen to former Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistance Secretary of State Tom Malinowski for Congress. Also, thank you to Joan Bannan Harris who had the honor of being the Moderator of this event. Thank you!!

Friday, September 28, 2018

An Evening with Madeleine K. Albright

Some of the BTDC went to an event with a very special guest, first female Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright! She was there to help lend support to Tom Malinowski for Congress. She was witty, charming, and so very intelligent. Very inspirational evening!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Meet & Greet with Harris, Mascia, and Malinowski

Thank you to Parisa Hakimzadeh and Mike Alvarez for hosting a lovely evening with Harris and Mascia for Bernards Township Committee and Tom Malinowski for Congress.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fine Wine & Fine Friends Wine Tasting Fundraiser

A fabulous evening with Bernards Township Democrats --- sipping, nibbling, and chatting. Special guests Sara Sooy and Shanel Robinson for Somerset County Freeholder joined us for a great night out! Winemakers of Somerset was the perfect location, but it was decided that next time we will not just be sipping, but pressing and bottling! Join us next time. Go to for all upcoming events!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stars & Stripes Picnic Fundraiser

2nd Annual Stars & Strips Picnic Fundraiser! Thank you to our event co-chairs, Sima Guven and Suzy Saidi and all of the volunteers who planned and organized an exceptional afternoon and successful fundraiser. Thank you to all our guests for coming out, supporting your local Democrats, and bringing the best company, conversation, and laughter!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Parade 2018

With gratitude for all of our veterans and in honor of those who have sacrificed everything for our freedoms, the BT Democrats were proud to march in the Bernards Township Memorial Day Parade.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Harris & Mascia Campaign Launch

Joan B. Harris and Robert Mascia kicked off their campaign with an enthusiastic and spirited crowd! Vote Harris and Mascia for Bernards Township Committee - The Choice for Real Change! Photo credit: Betsy Bacot-Aigner.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

BRIC Holi 2018

The BTDC was proud to sponsor and celebrate Holi on April 28, 2018 with the Basking Ridge Indian Community.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Supporting the Food Bank of Somerset County and the VA NJ Health Care System

On April 25, 2018 Chair Nancy D'Andrea, State Committee Representative Mike Goldberg, Elizabeth Griesbach, and Ben Auletta, worked with the Food Bank of Somerset County to bag and deliver food to the VA New Jersey Health Care System in Lyons. This is s MONTHLY occurrence by the Somerset County Democratic Committee. Please support your local food banks and the VA!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pizza Party with Bernards Township Democrats

The BTDC was pleased to host a night out at Veneto Pizzeria to connect and to get together with friends. Thank you to all who came out on a rainy night. We look forward to getting together again soon!

Monday, February 26, 2018

The BTDC Escapes

BTDC enjoys a night out at the Escape Room Center - problem solving, laughing, and team building! And we all escaped...some of us by the skin of our teeth!

Friday, December 1, 2017

BTDC at the Festival of Trees 2018

The BTDC is proud to display our "We the People" tree at the EEC's 40th Festival of Trees. You can enjoy all of the trees on display at the EEC from Dec. 2 - Dec. 9 from 9am - 4:30pm (closed Dec. 24 - 26). Enjoy live holiday music and the Snowflake Cafe on the weekends!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

BRIC - Dandiya 2017 Event

The BTDC was proud to sponsor and attend the Basking Ridge Indian Community Dandiya 2017 event!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Training

BTDC Chair, Nancy D'Andrea, Township Candidate Joan Bannan Harris, resident Laurie Greenwald Saloman, and residents Kat Ma and Nidhi Idnani (not shown), all did the Mental Health First Aid training on November 1, 2018 at the Bernards Township Library today. What a fascinating and eye opening experience! This training is strongly recommended for everyone!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Spirit of Somerset Award for Civic Improvement

The Spirit of Somerset Award Dinner recognizes the finest citizens in our community who make our county a better place to live and work. Honored for Civic Improvement was Nancy D'Andrea, BTDC chair.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Joan Bannan Harris Receives the Eleanor Roosevelt Service Award

Congratulations to Joan B. Harris, recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award! Ms. Harris was one of seven women honored by the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women on Thursday, September 7th at their Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award Dinner. The Eleanor Roosevelt Award honors Somerset County Women who volunteer their time to promote and enhance the Democratic principals in our local communities.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

BTDC at Fellowship Village

BTDC and Democratic Candidates for Bernards Township Committee, Sally Booth and Joan Bannan Harris, address residents at Fellowship Village at July meeting. Photo Credit: Betsy Bacot-Aigner

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Parade 2017

The BTDC was proud and grateful to honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. To walk here today was a small gesture of gratitude to the brave individuals who serve our country. Thank you!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Charter Day 2017

What a fun day with an enthusiastic crowd!! We truly enjoyed making connections with all of our fellow Democrats in town! Thank you to all who stopped by to find out more about the BTDC and Sally Booth & Joan Harris, Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Booth & Harris Campaign Launch

Sally Booth and Joan Harris, Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee launched their campaign on Saturday, April 22, 2017!

Monday, April 24, 2017

BTDC at Work!

BTDC is working hard to bring our community together and to bring our voices to the local government.

Paid for by the Bernards Township Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 78, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938.
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