Monday, January 23, 2012

January 2012 Monthly Meeting


Meeting, Jan. 11, 2012

Washington County Democrats met Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in a second floor meeting room of the Washington Public Library, with 12 people present.

Chairman Peter Morrison called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of the December 2011 monthly meeting were declared ready to be filed for the record.

Treasurer Kay Ciha distributed copies of the financial report of 12-14-11 to 1-11-12 and gave the treasurer’s report. Cash on hand on 12-14-11 was $1,775.07. Income was $25.00 from a membership payment. Expenses were: $84.00 for Three Chicks Publication (caucus); $56.00 for one year’s, P.O. box rental from USPS; $76.70 for caucus publicity printed in The Washington Evening Journal; and $28.70 to Wolf Floral for a plant for Jim and Karen Gorham. Balance (cash available) on 1-11-12 was $1,554.67.

Report of the Chair. Pete said that the caucus turnout was a little greater than anticipated, and there was not the confusion at the library that they had thought might happen (with Republican and Democratic precincts meeting at various places in the library). No one had showed up at the Brighton caucus.

Committee Reports. There were no committee reports.

Old Business. Pete had a number of caucus packets ready to send to Des Moines. There was discussion on the assembling of the precinct papers, including proposed platform resolutions. These will be assembled with the properly signed forms after the meeting has adjourned, and then declared ready for mailing to Des Moines on Thursday, Jan. 12.

New Business. County Convention will be held from noon until about 2:30 p.m., March 10, 2012, in the main floor meeting room (council chambers) of the former Washington Public Library building. There will probably be a light lunch available.

Other details will be finalized at the February meeting, which will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in a back meeting room on the second floor of the Washington Public Library. At that meeting, we will mainly discuss and prepare for the County Convention and the details surrounding it. The County Convention will also count as the March meeting; we will not have two separate meetings in March. The Second District convention will be April 28 in Fort Madison. Anyone elected as a delegate at the county convention, will attend the Second District Convention and will also go to State Convention.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn, motion passed, and meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Nan Stark, Secretary