Proposed Agenda for Green-Rainbow Party State Committee Meeting April 15, 2012
11:00 -- 11:20 AM
While most people arrive, register, and pick up name tags and needed papers, the organizing State Committee meeting that consists of L. Scott Laugenour (the only member elected from a State Senatorial District on March 6) and Mike Heichman (to take notes as Secretary) will convene. Agenda:
1) Re-appoint the current Co-Chairs, Secretary, and Treasurer of the party as the Co-Chairs, Secretary, and Treasurer of the party.
2) Appoint those who were elected as State Committee representatives and alternates at Regional Conventions as members of the newly organized State Committee.
NOTE: Names of elected reps and alternates by county, including those elected the day before, must be sent to the Secretary by Saturday night.
11:20 – 11:30 AM
Quorum call and determination. Seat Alternates as appropriate.
11:30 – 11:50 AM
Selection of minutes taker, stacker, time keeper, vibes-watcher, and parliamentarian(s) for the meeting. Review the agenda. NOTE: To the extent possible, volunteers for different roles and suggested adjustments to the agenda would be welcomed in advance.
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Approval of minutes of last Committee meeting.
Setting time, place, and co-facilitators of next meeting.
NOTE: Regarding place: The summer meeting is usually held in Worcester. Regarding time: Because the usual mid-July date conflicts with the national presidential nominating convention, the Administrative Committee recommends either June 23 or June 30 for the next meeting.
12:00 to 12:20 PM
General orientation of responsibilities and procedures of State Committee members (bylaw provisions, use of email lists, how to make a proposal, etc.).
12:20 -- 12:30 PM
Presentation and ranking of proposals
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Begin series of reports, presentations, updates, and volunteer opportunities from:
co-chairs, treasurer, secretary (5 minutes each), and directors and co-chairs of working committees (10 to 15 minutes each):
Communications, Fundraising, Membership, CDLC, Platform, Convention Planning
1:00 – 1:45 PM
Lunch Break: Bring your own, pot luck, or multiple choices of nearby restaurants.
1:45– 2:15 PM
Elections: Party Secretary, AdCom Diversity Rep, more reps to the national Green Party.
NOTE: Currently 5 of the 6 AdCom members and 1 of the 3 directors are from the Greater Boston Chapter -- not a good balance of regional representation.
2:15 – 2:55 PM
Consideration of urgent matters:
Ratification of updated ByLaws - Merelice, 10 minutes
Delegation to the Presidential Nominating Convention - AdCom, 15 minutes
Candidate endorsements - CDLC, 15 minutes
2:55 -- 4:00 PM
Continue series of reports, presentation, updates, and volunteer opportunities (see 12:30)
4:00 – 4:30 PM
Consideration of Proposals
4:30 – 4:45 PM
Round of feedback on conduct of the meeting; adjourn
4:45 -- 5:15 PM
Brief breakouts for Committee organizing
Merelice and Elie Yarden, co-facilitators