9:00 am * Welcome / Registration & 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, seating alternates if needed, elect new statecom members if any.
9:35 am * Approve the day’s agenda PLEASE REVIEW AND COMMENT AHEAD OF TIME
9:40 am * Selection of April 2015 State Committee date and co-facilitators (Saturdays in Jan: 5,12,19,26)
9:45 am * Approval of Fall 2014 State Committee Meeting Minutes PLEASE REVIEW THE DRAFTS, THE POSTED CONCERNS, AND MAKE COMMENTS ON LINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
9:50 am elect diversity members to adcom
10:00 am * Co-Chairs & AdCom Report
10:10 am * Treasurers report
10:20 am * CDLC Report
10:30 am * Membership Committee Report
10:40 - 12:10 am * Proposals round 1
"Growing the Green Rainbow Party"
over 2/3 with no concerns: in order of (highest to lowest ranked)
Growing the Green-Rainbow Party
Rapid Response Protocol
Adcom Chapter Alternatives
Less than 2/3 with no concerns:
Formation of an Action Working Group
Legislative Working Committee
Let's Ensure that All GRP Activities are Inclusive and Accessible To People With Disabilities
12:10 noon * Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00pm * Proposals round 2 Continue where we left off in the morning.....
2:00pm - 2:45pm Budget discussion
3:00 pm Summer Convention Discussion
Need to have a location and local arrangements contact person(s) decided at this meeting else there will not be a summer convention in all likelihood.
3:30 pm Regional Conventions Map
Need to adopt for next set of regional conventions to elect statecom. Joyce will give a short presentation, to see the slides click here. Copies of the final map will be at the meeting
Consider other proposals if there is time
4:00 pm * Working Committee Reports – Communications, Convention, Fundraising, Platform
4:30 pm * Chapter Reports – Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, Nashua River, Assabet River Valley, Greater Boston, Fall River
4:50 pm * Round Robin
5:00 pm * Adjourn
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It’s not an easy process, and there’s no perfect answer.
On the other hand other groups have faced this problem and accepted solutions. For example the MA Governor’s Council is formed from representatives elected from seven statewide districts.
Let’s consider using these existing districts as a basis for our own, as they are:
1) already thoughtfully worked-out, and
2) will be updated to remain proportional. Also,
3) there’s at least some existing recognition among the public of these regions, so they’re easier to understand, and
4) seven is a good number of committee members to have, in that it’s not too big and might avoid tie votes more often.
Here’s a link to the map of the MA Governor’s council districts, which we might well adopt as our own districts:
I suggest to end Working Committe Reports at 4:20 p.m.
IMHO from 4:20 to 4:35 there should also be a report from the Lenox Town Committee and brief 1 minute reports (In writing if they cannot attend)from our dozen or so elected candidates holding office.
Chapter reports would begin at 4:35.