Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Minutes of January Meeting
The Washington County Democrats met in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Washington Public Library on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 with 15 members present. The Chairperson, Louise Frakes, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the group reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the star spangled banner.
Minutes of the last meeting [October 2010] were provided in written form for the group. Those minutes were also previously, 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 upon motion by Bob Spenner and 2nd by Ferd Marie.
Treasurer Kay Ciha presented the current Treasurer’s Report, and written copies were provided to the group, said report reflected a balance of $487.17 and will be filed for audit.
The Chairperson indicated that we need to work on getting Democrats elected and outlined some of her thoughts.
There were no legislative committee reports.
Louise reported on the legislative session held at the Washington County Court House the previous Saturday. Kay Ciha was also present at the meeting and provided some comments.
Barb Edmondson provided some comments about her feelings/impressions after the election and some discussion developed regarding election procedure.
The re-organizational meeting was discussed and it was decided that we would hold that meeting in March, at the time of and in conjunction with our regular March monthly meeting. It was determined by consensus that the Off-Year-Caucus/Reorganizational meeting would be held March 9th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., and further that the meeting would be held in the large 2nd floor meeting room of the Washington Public Library. The date, time and place was later confirmed by the Chair. Additional details of the March meeting will be provided at the February meeting and included in the February meeting minutes.
The Appointment of the Audit Committee was as follows: Patty Roe and Nan Stark would handle the audit in addition to the Treasurer, Kay Ciha.
The Appointment of the Nominating Committee was as follows: Kay Ciha, Richard Gilmore, Sandra Johnson, Mike Pierson and Susan Mitchell.
It was indicated by the Chair, that the Community Events chairperson, was the past president and that needed to be changed. We also need add “off year caucus” to the Reorganizational Meeting. It was suggested that the procedure for doing so would be to ask for and receive, a suspention of the rules, during that meeting.
The Chair asked if we want to have refreshments after future meetings. It was determined that the group consensus was to continue the practice. The Mitchell’s volunteered to bring the refreshments to the February meeting. Kay Ciha volunteered to bring refreshments to the March meeting.
It was determined that the February meeting would be held at the Washington Public Library. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7th, 2011. The meeting time and date was later confirmed by the Chair.
The chair asked for any additional new business and found none.
The Chair called for any other business and finding none the meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m.
Peter G. Morrison, Secretary