Saturday, November 14, 2009

November Meeting - Washington County Democrats

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

November Minutes

Minutes of November Meeting

The Washington County Democrats met in the Game Room at Halcyon House on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 with 20 members present. The Vice-Chairperson Dave Schweitzer, acting in the place of the Chair, Louise Frakes, due to a death in the family, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the group reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of the last meeting were provided in written form for the group. Minutes were also posted on the blog and sent to all of those with e-mail addresses. A request for any changes or additions was made and hearing none, the minutes were approved.

Treasurer Kay Ciha presented the current Treasurer’s Report, and written copies were provided to the group, said report reflected a balance of $2,663.42 and will be filed for audit.

The Chairperson called for reports from the standing committees, as follows:

Affirmative Action – Kathleen Salazar, Chairperson – It was noted that Kathleen was not present and no written report was available.

Platform – Matt Schaeffer, Chairperson – It was noted that Matt was not present and no written report was available.

Candidate Development – Rose Jaynes, Chairperson –Rose stated that the first priority of the committee was to find candidates for all positions. She talked with committee members by phone, about attending a committee meeting after this meeting but no members were able to attend.

Community Events – Harold Frakes, Chairperson – It was noted that Harold was not present and no written report was available.

Veterans Caucus – Terry Phillips, Chairperson – It was noted that Terry was not present and no written report was available.

Old Business:

Kay Ciha gave a short report on the Fund Raising Dinner.

It was noted that the place for the County Convention would be the Washington Public Library, and held on March 13, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.

It was further announced that the Precinct Caucuses would be held Saturday, January 23, 2010. It was noted where each precinct caucus would be held and further announced that the Kalona and English River caucuses would be held in the Kalona Library.

The results on the meeting place, date and time, survey was revealed from the few members that responded. A motion was requested regarding a change in the date, place or time and the chair finding none, declared that the date, place and time would remain the same.

It was indicated by the chair that the December meeting would be a Christmas function potluck similar to last year and be held again at Richard & Robin’s who have again volunteered to host and will be a potluck. Motion was requested on the matter and Mimi Jacoby, and 2nd by Jim Gorham that the December meeting be held as requested. Motion carried. The meeting/function will be held at 6:30 p.m. on December 8, 2009.

The Chairperson called for other old business and finding none moved to new Business.

New Business:

The Chair indicated that the group had planned to participate in the Washington Christmas parade, but the consensus was that the logistics prevented us from participating this year.

A small amount of information was provided about the Jefferson Jackson Dinner, and it was noted that everyone on the e-mail list was provided full information on the event.

The chair asked for any additional new business and found none.

Members were invited to stay for “refreshment and treats” and continue their discussions of the evening’s business after the meeting is adjourned. Nan Stark was in charge of the refreshments and treats for this evenings meeting.

The Chair called for any other business and finding none the meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter G. Morrison, Secretary