Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Washington County Democrats - June meeting

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

June Minutes

Minutes of June Meeting

The Washington County Democrats met in the Game Room at the Halcyon House on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, with 9 individuals present. The Chair, Louise Frakes, was absent due to work she was doing at the primary in Brighton. This months meeting fell on the scheduled primary date. Dave Schweitzer, Vice-Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the group reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of the last meeting held on May 11, 2010 were available in written form for the group. Minutes were also posted on the blog and sent to all of those with e-mail addresses. Pete Morrison made the motion, 2nd by Dave Ciha that the minutes be approved and the minutes were approved as written.

Treasurer Kay Ciha presented the current Treasurer’s Report for May, and written copies were provided to the group, said report reflected a balance of $3,378.18, as of June 8, 2010, the report was approved and will be filed for audit.

Old Business:

Events chair, Harold Frakes, reported that the fund-raiser for Becky Schmitz exceeded our goal of $3,000. It brought in $4,040.00! Great job everyone!

He also reported that the "Retirement Party" for Senator Grassley was a success. Steve Maxon did a great job playing Senator Grassley and Terry Philips was a wonderful aide. For further details, check out the blog.

Harold once again handed out the outline of the various parades coming up around the County. Pete asked that people check out the coverage of the Ridiculous parade on the blog. Harold requested that the handout of the upcoming parades be sent out on email.

In other business, Kay Ciha reported that the former Planned Parenthood building had been acquired for the 5-month period from June 15 - Nov. 15th. The four keys were distributed to the 4 officers: Louise, Dave, Kay, and Pete. Following the discussion about what type of phone and internet services would be needed, Susan Mitchell made the motion to allow Kay to make the decision of whether to use Iowa Telecom or Mediacom. Motion seconded by Dave Ciha. Motion passed.

Harold Frakes offered to take his van to the Iowa State Democratic Convention. Those delegates wishing to ride should meet at the intersection of Hwy 1 & 92 at 6:15 am on Saturday, June 12th. Please contact Harold if you want to car pool with him.

New Business:

Setting up the new Democratic Head Quarters was discussed. It was decided that we would move into headquarters on Tuesday, June 15 beginning at 6:30. The Grand Opening was scheduled for June 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., Harold will check about a possible speaker. Susan Mitchell volunteered to provide refreshments.

Harold presented campaign sign placement information and suggested that Pete send the notice to the county papers for publication. Pete will do that for all of the county papers.

Susan Mitchell distributed a flier that someone had prepared about Sandra Greiner, and it was suggested that it might have come from a Rick Marlar supporter prior to the GOP primary.

The Chair called for any other new business and finding none, the meeting was adjourned at 8:01 p.m.

Members were invited to stay and continue their discussions of the evening’s business after the meeting is adjourned. Kay and Dave Ciha provided refreshments.

Next meeting will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter G. Morrison, Secretary

Louise Frakes, Chair