Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 2011 Minutes of the Washington Co. Democrats

Monday, February 7th, 2011

February Minutes

Minutes of February Meeting

The Washington County Democrats met in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Washington Public Library on Monday, February 7th, 2011 with 10 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, You’re a Grand Old Flag.

Minutes of the last meeting [January 2011] 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 as written.

Treasurer Kay Ciha presented the current Treasurer’s Report, and written copies were provided to the group, said report reflected a balance of $677.17 and will be filed for audit.

The Chairperson indicated that we must work on a renewal membership drive. A membership request will be made.

There were no legislative committee reports.

Old Business:

There were no reports of either the audit or nomination committees.

The chair issued a reminder that changes would be requested at the County “off year caucus/Reorganizational meeting next month.

Chair noted that the 2011-2012 dues of the Washington County Democrats are due and requested. A reminder will be distributed, and Kay will supply Pete with copy for email distribution.

New Business:

Some of the issues that are being discussed in the State House, included the gun issue, tax issues and budget issues. People are encouraged to write letters to the editor referencing issues that they believe are important.

3 County supervisor positions are up for election in 2012, and we need to find candidates now for those positions.

There were no committee reports.

It was determined that the March meeting would be held at the Washington Public Library. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The meeting time and date was established at the prior months meeting and confirmed by the Chair. Kay Ciha will provide refreshments.

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

The Chair announced upcoming events as follows:

Legislative Briefing on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and also, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., both to be held at the Washington County Court House.

The Chair called for any other business and finding none the meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m. Mike and Susan Mitchell provided refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter G. Morrison, Secretary