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2017 fall meeting minutes

Minutes – DRAFT – Fall 2017 GRP StateComm meeting, 25 Jones Ferry Rd., Holyoke, MA, Oct 15th.

These are still being drafted - comments, corrections & etc. welcome, via webform below text. Oct 11th 2017.

People Present:

Statecom Members: clockwise, from inside: Danny F., Dan K., Charlene D., Matt A., Joshua G., David R., Jen H., John A., Roni B, Brian C, Daphne S, Joyce PF – Outside: Darlene Elias, Guests: Maha Gray, Tom Gryzbowski, Rick Purcell, Angel Ayala, Frank Jeffers,

Topics discussed:

Agenda, modified to include: Request to co-sponsor UU MassAction voting Event.


Agenda for StateCom Meeting, 10/15/17
 
Time (HH.MM)
Duration
Item
9.00
30
Register. Pick-up materials. Get coffee.
9.30
15
CALL TO ORDER
- Appoint Notes Taker
- Secretary verifies quorum 
- Seat alternates, if any
- Appoint Notes Taker, Timekeeper, Vibes Watcher, Stacker, Parliamentarian
- Appoint new StateCom members, if any
9.45
5
Approve Meeting Agenda
9.50
5
Approval of Summer 2017 State Committee Meeting Notes
9.55
10
Remembering Merelice
10.05
10
Co-chairs' Message
10.15
20
Selection of Winter 2018 State Committee Location, Date and Co-Facilitators
10.35
10
Break
10.45
20
APPOINTMENTS to vacant posts: AdCom diversity reps, Fundraising Director, Comm Director
11.05
10
APPOINTMENTS to GPUS committees.
• Frank Jeffers, Eco-action Committee
* David Gerry, Diversity Committee, BRPP(reappoint)
* Elie Yarden, Platform Committee (reappoint)
11.15
20
Reports from officers (co-chairs,treasurer, secretary) <4 min each>
11.35
30
State Convention Planning (report of the Convention Committee, approval of convention plans)
12.05
50
LUNCH - at Holyoke Rows
12.55
15
Developing a GRP Strategic Plan (D. Factor)
1.10
0
Old business: None currently known
1.10
30
NEW BUSINESS:
• Revisions to StateCom Standing Rules (20)
• Request from Libertarian Party of MA (10)
• Request to co-sponsor UU MassAction voting Event
1.40
40
ELECTORAL ACTION ITEMS:
• Candidate List Report (10)
• Campaign School Plans (10)
• Recruitment of Statewide Candidates for 2018 (20)
2.20
15
ENDORSEMENTS:
• Charlene Dicalogero (State Senate)
2.35
20
REPORTS - COMMITTEES: 2 min. each unless prior arrangement with facilitators)
2.55
10
Break
3.05
25
PROPOSALS:
• Candidate's Fund Procedures
3.30
20
REPORTS: From chapters, candidates, elected officials (2 min. each)
3.50
10
Meeting Wrap-up and Feedback
4.00
20
Extra Time Available for Allocation/Overruns
4.20
0
ADJOURN
4.20
10
Clean-up room
4.30
 
Leave room

Decisions made:

Joshua Gerloff appointed to Statecom, by consensus.

Agenda accepted as modified, by consensus.

Past minute’s acceptance deferred to Winter 2018 Statecom.

Manny P, Dan K, Matt A, Brian C volunteer for Winter 2018 Statecom Planning committee. Dates

mentioned: Jan 6th/7th, 20th, 21st; to be finalized by winter statecom planning comm by Nov. 30th.

Charlene D, & Brian C, will co-facilitate Winter 2018 Statecom meeting.

Statecom Teleconf Nov 30th, 7:30pm set by consensus, John A to facilitate.

Proposal, Accepted by consensus, with modification: Ask Adcom to prioritize filling, adverize & recruit

for vacant positions, esp. CommDir and FundRaising Dir.,

Between now and the January, 2018 State Com meeting, it should be a chief responsibility of Adcom to take actions to recruit GRP members to populate our working committees and fill any vacant director and officer positions.”

Frank Jeffers: Appointed by vote, to Eco-Action Comm of GPUS: vote results: 11 in favor, 2 opposed, none abstaining.

David Gerry: Appointed, by consensus, to both Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Comm, and to Diversity Comm. of GPUS.

Elie Yarden, appointed by consensus to GPUS Platform Committee

Proposal from floor: treasurers report to include list of gov’t reports filed, overdue, pending. (Straw poll: 12 in favor...Minutes gap here, please help...)

Decided by consensus: Candidate's Fund Procedures proposal to be considered at Nov. 30th Statecom telecon.

discussion re: 2018 State Convention -

Decided: Joshua G, Matt A and Dan K join Joyce PF and Roni B on Convention Committee to prep for late spring Annual Convention in Boston or Lynn.

Strategic Plan Comm to consist of: Danny F, Charlene D, Matt A.

Endorsed by consensus: ‘ How to Restore the Republic’ Friday Oct 27th, 2017, Hudson, MA

Motion under New Business:

Section 1 adopted by consensus.

Section 2 adopted by consensus.

Section 3 adopted by vote: 12 in favor, 2 opposed, none abstain.

Section 4 adopted by consensus.

Announced: Green Campaign School Nov. 18th, 2-17, 10:30am – 2:30pm, Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston. Volunteers sought.

Endorsed by consensus: Charlene DiCalogero for Worcester & Middlesex District MA Senator in special election Dec. 5th, 2017.

Announced: Nov 3rd. Charlene DiCalogero Campaign Kickoff event.

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