There will be a table available for those having signature sheets to turn them it so they can be sorted & organized. please come a few minutes early if you have signature sheets.
9:00 am * Welcome / Registration / turn in signature sheets / Credentialing / Tea & Crumpets / Recruit Timekeeper, Vibes Watcher, Stacker, and Parliamentarian (watch out for a tap on the shoulder! Or send a note to the co-facilitators ahead of time if you wish to volunteer for one of these important roles)
9:30 am * Call to Order * Secretary's confirmation of quorum * Identify and Confirm Timekeeper, Vibes Watcher, Stacker, and Parliamentarian
9:35 am * Approve the day’s agenda PLEASE REVIEW AND COMMENT AHEAD OF TIME
9:40 am * Selection of October 2014 State Committee date and co-facilitators (Sundays in Oct.: 5, 12, 19, 26)
9:45 am * Approval of April 6, 2014 State Committee Meeting Minutes PLEASE REVIEW THE DRAFTS, THE POSTED CONCERNS, AND MAKE COMMENTS ON LINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
10:00 am * Co-Chairs & AdCom Report
10:15 am * Treasurers report
10:30 am * CDLC Report
10:45 am * Membership Committee Report
11:00 am * discussion/break out sessions:1) Discussion of membership growth strategies and assessment thereof (Joyce) 2) creating a discussion space for our issues (Elie) 3) How can we help the campaigns (Frank) Bring ideas for your favorite topic.
11:45 am * break out discussion/report back.
12:00 noon * Lunch and continued campaign discussion, transitioning to signature gathering mini-training (10 min.)
1:00 pm * to Worcester area sites for 2 hours of signature gathering.
Our meeting location is the green pin, and suggested signature collection sites are the red and yellow pins on the google map posted here. Most are local or small chain grocery stores, but one is a bus transit hub, suggested by Mark Laserte and Dave Spanagle. The pins in purple are a bit further from the meeting site, all sites would require a driver I believe. The Yellow pin is Trader Joe's - though a bit farther, we in the pioneer valley have a good rate of signatures when collecting there. Dave Spanagle prefers to knock on doors when collecting signatures, he will happily do this with a partner for those who prefer that way of gathering.
3:00 pm * (continued from lunch) Reports from Candidates (those present or their campaign's representative)
3:15 pm * Report on signature gathering - status and moving forward
3:30 pm * Report and adoption of positions on ballot questions. Investigated by Mike H and David R, the following recommendations are presented for discussion/adoption:
3:40 pm * Presentation of gasp workshop (ppt) Informational presentation. Please read the posted proposal
4:05 pm * Consideration of GASP proposal - expedited consideration
4:15 pm * Working Committee Reports - Communications, Convention, Fundraising, Platform
4:30 pm * Chapter Reports - Berkshire, Pioneer Valley, Nashua River, Assabet River Valley, Greater Boston, Quinebaug Valley
4:50 pm * Co-Facilitators’ Round Robin
5:00 pm * Adjourn