General Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2019 – Hall at Fauntleroy
6:30 Potluck Social
7:00 Call to Order and Opening Ceremonies
Sophia Aragon led the Pledge of Allegiance
- Eileen Cody spoke about actions in Vashon.
- Councilmember Joe McDermott announced his upcoming event to be held from 6-8 PM on July 29th at Roxbury Lanes
Recognition of New Members
The Chair provided a few notes on the Code of Conduct of the 34th District
7:10 Review and Approval of the Minutes and Agenda
Approval of the Minutes – a motion to approve the minutes as printed was submitted and seconded. Minutes were approved as presented.
Adoption of the Agenda – a motion to adopt the agenda was made, seconded and passed.
7:09 Report of Officers and Standing Committees
- Chair’s Report – Gina reported out a recap of the actions taken regarding the incident which occurred at our last monthly meeting. A visitor asked for a recap of the incident. Actions are ongoing and the agenda tonight includes a few of the follow ups.
- Ben Reilly presented the Membership and Treasurer’s Reports. We are on pace to exceed our fundraising goal. Current membership is 285.
- Nick Bonazza presented the PCO Committee Report. PCO packets will be handed out tonight. Nick announced two events: a canvas for our Burien candidates will be held on July 20 and 21. On July 22, a candidate phonebank for Lisa Herbold will be held. PCOs will be given the location information via email.
7:15 Code of Conduct Exercise
Chris Porter led discussion around our current Code of Conduct. The members broke into groups to provide input and feedback for the Code of Conduct revision to be owned by a committee of executive and general members. We will have a new Code of Conduct to vote on at a future meeting.
7:50 New Business
Appointment of PCOs
It was moved, seconded that Max Brown be appointed as a PCO, bringing us to a total of 94. PCOs confirmed Max with a unanimous vote.
Hate Speech Resolution
- A motion was made and seconded to consider the Hate Speech Resolution submitted.
- Jesse Greene spoke in favor of the resolution.
- Max Vecich spoke about the importance of Freedom of Speech.
- Chris Porter made an amendment to Section 6.
- Strike “sexual orientation”
- Replace with “LGBTQI”
- Amendment passed 18-14
- Marcee Vecich made an amendment to section 6
- Add “or lack thereof” after religion
- Amendment passed 31-0
- A credential vote was made. Resolution passed with amendments.
Seattle Green New Deal Resolution
- Motion was made and seconded to consider the resolution.
- Members spoke for and against the resolution.
- Marcee Stone-Vecich requested an amendment to add a section:
- Whereas we recognize and thank the Seattle City Council for signing a letter of support,
- Amendment passed.
- Resolution passes with the amendment.
8:24 2020 Census Presentation, WA Census Alliance
The 2020 U.S. Census will lay the foundation upon which some important decisions are made in our region over the coming years. For example, it will determine how much funding is available for critical services like health care and where our legislative district lines lie. It’s critical we count all residents, including those who are traditionally underrepresented.
Kamau Chege provided a presentation about the 2020 census (available as a download). After a brief period of Q&A, Kamau mentioned that the group will be looking for support from the 34th in March.
9:09 Good of the Order
Martha announced her session at the White Center Library regarding how to advocate for universal healthcare. See website calendar for details.
Max Vecich announced that Terminal 5 activities started today.
9:10 Adjourn to Whiskey West