Meeting of Greater Boston Chapter

CHANGE OF PLANS! Because of the impending warnings of blizzard conditions, we will have a phone conference instead. Our chapter meeting will be conducted by telephone on Monday, January 26, 7-9 PM. We have a busy agenda. The informal chat will begin at 6:45. The meeting will start on time at 7 PM. Please join us by phone.

Free Conference Call:
Conference Dial-in Number:
(712) 432-9998
Participant Access Code: 525338#

Proposed Agenda
Proposed Major Topic: What should be the work (electoral, issues, outreach, etc.) of our chapter for 2015?
I. Introductions (7-7:05)
II. Select a Facilitator, Recorder and Timekeeper for the meeting (7:05-7:10)
III. Approve Minutes of 1/13/15 meeting (See below.) (7:10-7:15)
IV. Approve the Agenda (7:15-7:20)
V. Continued Discussion-What should be the work (electoral and issues) of our chapter for 2015? (7:20-8:10)
VI. Continued outreach discussion-what are the major events that we will be tabling? (At our last meeting, we decided that Gay Pride on 6/13 would be a major priority. Other possible events include the St. Patrick Day’s March, Greenfest and others.) (8:10-8:350)
VII. Election of Officers at this or at our next meeting (8:30-8:45)
From the GBC By-Laws:  Article V: Officers, Responsibilities & Committees
A. Strong efforts will be made to encourage diversity in the selection of officers.
B. Officers will include:Female and Male Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, or combination thereof, Any other officers the chapter chooses to select
C. The duties and responsibilities of each officer will be determined before the election.
D. Efforts will be made to rotate tasks (facilitators of the meetings, recorders, timekeepers, etc.).
E. Length of term, not to exceed one year, will be determined for each office before the election. Officers may be elected for two consecutive terms.
F. Officers can be recalled at any meeting, following giving the officer an opportunity to respond in executive session to concerns or charges. A vote of at least 2/3rds is necessary to remove an officer.
VIII. Next Meeting(s)  (8:45-8:50)
(Note: In the past, we have met for an in-person meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and a phone conference on the 4th Tuesday. Some members are opposed to this format and believe that we should meet less often.)
IX. Evaluation of the Meeting (Strengths and Ways to Improve) (8:50-9:00)
X. Adjourn (9:00-9:10)
(Note for Future Meeting: We should discuss the decision of the StateCom to make the accessibility of meetings more accessible.)

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