Board Meeting Minutes
February 20, 2019
Attendees: Gina, Ann, David, Tai, Max, Steve, Karen, Nick, Les, Jacqui, Sofia, Ben, Dawn
7:04 Call to Order and Introductions
7:16 General Announcements from the Chair
- KCDCC Bylaws Meeting is this weekend.
- Joe McDermott invited us to attend the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Luncheon on April 30 at noon at the Sheraton downtown.
- Still seeking a membership chair.
7:20 Communications Report
- Carla presented the committees goals for 2019.
- Committee plans to survey the membership via google docs to solicit input on the 34th communications (web, newsletter and social)
- A request was made to have Hotspot at the Hall of Fauntleroy for meetings. Board members with Hotspots will share this information at the next meeting.
7:33 Caucus Committee Report
Ann Martin gave a report for Rachel Glass. There are significant changes being discussed for the upcoming election cycles. The group held a lively discussion.
DNC provided the new rules and they are being reviewed.
At April State Party meeting, Ann and Chris will vote to determine how we will do the next election. Several board members requested the ability to give input on this to our representatives.
Suggestion made by Karen and Gina to have this topic on the March meeting agenda to share status with the membership.
- Historical Context of the Process
- Options being considered
- Ask for input to be submitted during the public comment period in March
8:11 Outreach Committee Update
Karen and Steve shared the Outreach Committee events calendar and invited the board to jointhe Outreach Slack channel. Next Outreach Committee meeting March 21. Adopt-a-Street sign is up and will be shared in communications channels when a picture is available.
8:19 Treasurer’s Report will be posted on Slack as Ben wasn’t able to attend the entire meeting to give a report.
8:20 Glen Morgan lawsuit status – Gina provided updates under closed executive session. (No minutes.)
8:26 Events Committee Report
Jacqui stated she has not been in touch with Lacey (co-chair) yet. Earth Day is in April and she is beginning to plan an event. Her suggestion was to hold it at the West Seattle Nursery.
Jacqui would like to rename the Garden Party to the annual fundraiser. The group mentioned that this event must be held before the Primary. Jacqui will move forward with a June date for the fundraiser. She proposed a June date with an indoor location (potentially the Eagles hall on California or the Burien community center.
The annual picnic will be held in August.
8: 34 A spirited discussion of the 34th endorsement calendar was held.
Jordan suggested that we have a Policy Roundtable along with the usual debate format.
The endorsement schedule/plan will be defined by Gina and shared at the next meeting.
The South King County Democrats organization is holding a spaghetti feed on May 18. They have asked us to partner on the event providing auction items (10 items), attendance, and someone to attend planning meetings. Nick Bonazza volunteered to represent us.
8:54 Bylaw changes
David shared that we need to update bylaws to align with the DNC bylaws.
Work was done in the past but never pursued. David will bring recommendations to the April Board Meeting.
8:56 Program for March
The group agreed on the following program items for the March 13th membership meeting.
- Democracy Vouchers
- Caucus Decision Updates
9:00 Good of the Order
Dawn suggested that state level budget/new revenue discussions be a topic for a future meeting.