Thursday, March 25, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Legislators Iowa Senator Becky Schmitz and Iowa House Representative Larry Marek, [pictured at right] present the final summary of events of this legislative session. The event is the final of three scheduled meetings in Washington, Iowa, giving residents an opportunity to listen and ask questions about the action the Iowa legislators have taken on behalf of the state this session.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Minutes of the Convention Proceedings
The Washington County Democrats met at the Washington Public Library on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. The meeting was preceded with a breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m., furnished by volunteers. A free will offering was taken for the breakfast.
The Temporary Chairperson, Louise Frakes, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. All Washington County delegates, alternates, and registered Democrats were seated for a total of 36 participants. This fulfilled the number needed for a quorum as required by the state constitution. She called for election of both a permanent chair and a secretary.
Fred Stark made the motion, 2nd by Dave Ciha that Louise Frakes, be elected to the position of permanent chair. The motion was approved.
Harold Frakes made the motion 2nd by Terry Phillips that Peter Morrison, be appointed permanent secretary and that motion was approved.
Representative Larry Marek, Senator Becky Schmitz, Supervisor Candidate Linda Brown, State Vet Caucus chair Terry Philips, and County Attorney Barb Edmonson, spoke on their decision to run for office in the upcoming November 2010 election.
Following a discussion, the following individuals were elected, as the required 9 delegates, and 1 youth delegate, to both the District and State conventions:
Eliza Schaeffer, was elected to the position of youth delegate
As also required, the following individuals were elected as alternates:
As further required, the following individuals were elected to serve on the various committees, providing one delegate for each of the committees as follows:
Rules and Nominations: Harold Frakes
Credentials: Sandra Johnson
Arrangements: Diane Schaeffer
Platform: Matt Schaeffer
That following a lively discussion, the county Convention Platform for 2010, was adopted with some items modified, deleted and added as approved. Chairman Matt Schaeffer and the platform committee did a great job and were congratulated for a difficult task.
An ad hoc committee will be formed to plan a retreat and that they will report at the April meeting.
Patrick Finney was a great host/help and the library was a wonderful place to hold the convention.
The Convention concluded at 1:15 p.m., having completed all requirements.
Next regular meeting of the Washington County Democrats will be held April 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular location in the Halcyon House, Game Room.
Peter G. Morrison, Secretary