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2017 Green-Rainbow Party State Convention Report

2017 Green-Rainbow Party State Convention Report

 

The Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party held its state convention on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the First Unitarian Church of Worcester, located at 90 Main Street.

 

State Convention Planning Committee Members:

Roni Beal – co-chair

Joyce Palmer Fortune – co-chair

Matthew Andrews (participated in first meeting in February and offered two excellent suggestions, guest speaker, Patricia Montes and a panel discussion with open mic for new members)

Brian Cady

John Helfrick

David Spanagel

Richard Vaillette

 

The convention planning committee held nine meetings from February 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017.  StateCom members voted at the October 10, 2016 meeting to hold the 2017 state convention in Worcester.  StateCom members also voted to hold the 2018 convention in Boston, which will require collaboration from the Greater Boston chapter to locate a suitable venue near public transportation at price that the Party can afford.

 

Convention theme:

Building the Party and Expanding the Green-Rainbow Tent

 

Credentialing:

Registration staff did not have voter information and was unable to credential walk-in registrants.  There was at least one known attendee who wore a green badge that was not a “J” voter.  

 

After the convention, Roni contacted Joyce about credentialing source.  Joyce recalled that voter data can be retrieved at the following website:

Log into secretary of state website for voter list.

 

Secretary of State Website to obtain voter registration for credentialing for walk-in registrations: 

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/voterregistrationsearch/myvoterregstatus.aspx

 

It was noted that at least one walk-in registrant had a green badge who was not a “J” voter at the May 13, 2017 convention. 

 

Newly Elected Officers, Directors and National Committee Representatives

.

Office

Name

First

Last

Street

Town/City

State

Zip

Telephone

Email

 

Co-chair (female)

Darlene Elias

Darlene

Elias

17 Clark St

Holyoke

MA

01040

413-204-1001

mialmavive@gmail.com

 

Co-chair (male0

Matt Andrews

Matt

Andrews

35 Patten St., Apt. 1

Boston

MA

 

617-633-1857

matthewandrews80@gmail.com

 

Secretary

Brian Crawford

Brian

Crawford

100 Eddywood St

Springfield

MA

01118

510-846-6191

bdc1979@five.com

 

Treasurer

Madhu Narasiah

Madhu

Narasiah

3920 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Apt 403

Medford

MA

02155

609-240-7768

madhusudan.v@gmail.com

 

 Membership Director

Jamie Guerin

Jamie

Guerin

386 Pleasant St.

Northampton

MA

 

413-404-6577

jamie.guerin413@gmail.com

 

Communications Director

Elizabeth Caretti Ramirez

Elizabeth Caretti

Ramirez

495 Appleton St., Apt. 3

Holyoke

MA

01040

215-355-2145

ecramirez@protonmail.com

Resigned 5/21/17

Fundraising Director

 

(vacant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Comm. - Female

Joanna Herlihy

Joanna

Herlihy

410 Norfolk, Unit 1

Cambridge

MA

02139

617-864-0506

joanna_herlihy@yahoo.com

 

National Comm. - Female

Jill Stein

Jill

Stein

17 Trotting Horse Dr

Lexington

MA

02421

617-852-4727

jillstein1@gmail.com

 

National Comm. - Male

John Andrews

John

Andrews

22 Kendall Road

Lexington

MA

02421

781-382-5658

jandrews166@gmail.com

 

National Comm. - Male

 

(vacant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Comm Alternate - Male

David Gerry

David

Gerry

6 Whittier Pl. #70

Boston

MA

02114-1400

857-891-7175

gerrydk@gmail.com

 

National Comm Alternate - Male

Elie Yarden

Elie

Yarden

143 Pleasant St.

Cambridge

MA

02137

617-491-5550

yen.yarden@verizon.net

 

 

Income & Expenses

 

 

2017 State Convention Income and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

Reimbursement owed to:

Total due

Church rental

 $     350.00

Prepaid by treasurer, Ian Jackson

 

Food - Belmont Vegetarian

 $     345.00

Dick Vaillette

 

Food - Pasta Land

 $     141.50

Dick Vaillette

 $              486.50

6 doz scones - Mountainside Bakery

 $     103.28

Sheryl Vaillette

 $              103.28

Coffee

 $        12.09

David Spanagel

 

Milk & bread

 $        10.26

David Spanagel

 $                 22.35

Coated small plates - 2 packages

 $          5.18

Roni Beal

 

Plastic forks - 2 packages

 $          3.58

Roni Beal

 

Napkins - 1 large package

 $          2.99

Roni Beal

 

Dixie cold cups - 1 package

 $          3.22

Roni Beal

 

Dixie hot cups w/caps - 2 pkgs

 $          7.98

Roni Beal

 $                 22.95

Mariott hotel - Jacqui Patterson

 $     150.00

Prepaid with GRP credit card

 

Airfare - Jacqui Patterson

 $     345.00

 

 

Mileage - Cathy Kristofferson - 96 miles round trip at .54/mile

 $        51.84

Cathy Kristofferson

 $                 51.84

Green convention folders

 $        22.47

Joyce Palmer Fortune

 

Printing materials for folders

 $        74.38

Joyce Palmer Fortune

 $                 96.85

 

 

 

 

Total Expenses

 $  1,628.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

 

 

Total Income

Silent Auction - checks

 $        30.00

 

 

 

 $        25.00

 

 

 

 $          6.00

 

 

 

 $        84.00

 

 

Silent Auction - cash

 $          7.00

 

 

 

 $        20.00

 

 

 

 $        10.00

 

 

 

 $     160.00

 

 

Total Silent Auction

 $     342.00

 

 $              342.00

 

 

 

 

Registration

 

 

 

Walk-in registration

 

 

 

Checks

 $        30.00

 

 

 

 $     100.00

 

 

 

 $        30.00

 

 

 

 $          5.00

 

 

 

 $        50.00

 

 

 

 $        50.00

 

 

Cash

 $          5.00

 

 

 

 $        15.00

 

 

 

 $        20.00

 

 

 

 $     260.00

 

 

 

 $        50.00

 

 

 

 $        30.00

 

 

Total Walk-in Registration (26 people)

 $     645.00

 

$645.00

 

 

 

 

Pre-registration  (39 people)

 

 

 

 

 $  1,470.00

 

$1,470.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Income

 $           2,457.00

 

 

Total Expense

-1628.77

 

 

 

 $              828.23

 

Guest speakers:

Jacqueline Patterson, keynote speaker, director of Climate and Environmental Justice and Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Centro Presente Boston.

 

Workshops:

There were six workshops.  Three workshops on election related topics and three workshops regarding climate, immigrant issues, gas pipeline

 

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