11-17-21 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

      150 150 34th Democrats

      November 17, 2021 – Virtual meeting held via closed ZOOM

      7:00 pm – Call to Order by Chair Carla Rogers 


       XCarla Rogers xBunny Hatcher xKaren Richter
       XSteven Butts xColleen Hinton xNorman Sigler
       xAaron Garcia Virgen xSarah Koch xSara Smith
       xRachel Glass Chris Porter xGina Topp
       xLeah Griffin Dawn Rains xJulie Whitaker
      xTrey LykinsxNick Bonazza


      Welcome & Reminder of our social contract

      Review of Agenda and Minutes 

      • October minutes approved by majority
      • Agenda for tonight approved by majority 

      2021 Accomplishments 

      • Expanded membership – 553 members! 
      • More diverse membership, representative of our district
      • We updated our Endorsement Rules, adopted a Platform, adopted 12 resolutions, stood up a Membership Policy Caucus structure, introduced a speaker series “Reframing Issues of Equity” and hosted 13 programs. 
      • 2 Adopt-a-Street clean ups and 2 Burien Outreach events with 25+ voter registrations.
      • We endorsed and supported 17 candidates and 2 initiatives 
      • We held 8 canvas events and partnered with 4 organizations 
      • All during COVID!!!!  

      Announcements & Upcoming Dates 

      • Newsletter articles due Thursday, December 2
      • Awards – nominations needed!  Award nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ugROczNvXcPPwVST9LgYSg2anuto-D9KLhkGjxldULQ/viewform?edit_requested=true Due December 15th and will recognize at January meeting.   Questions? Contact Ann Martin: martinhtam@gmail.com
      • Bylaws Committee meeting – early December, changes to board in February.  If you’re interested in participating in the Rules & Bylaws committee (or just have ideas or suggestions on things to address), email bylaws@34dems.org
      • April Fundraiser Planning – starting in January
      • Received email from Mayor Matta regarding election support, and the chair and he are meeting to discuss.  
      • Need to review the 34th election engagement and methods, and determine what works best. 
      • January 19th – consider an in-person meeting?  6:30 – 8:00 at a central location? 
      • Gina Topp moved and Karen Richter seconded to give $250 toward the school levy campaign and take it to the membership.  Board approved unanimously.  
      • Holiday Donations – $1,000 in the budget.  Gina moved and Rachel seconded for $250 to each of the four food banks given last year. Verbal approval, no opposition.  
      • Chris and Carla will research creating FB donation links in addition to support these food banks. 

      Holiday Service Project 

      School Levy Contribution

      It was noted that a motion to consider making a contribution to the Schools First campaign (for the Seattle Public Schools Levies) would need to be done at the January membership meeting. We donated $100 to the Highline School Levy. 


      • KCDCC Resolution on Access to the Democratic Party VoteBuilder Resource 
        • Resolution is being taken back for reconsideration. 

      Good of the Order

      • Norman Sigler got married and will be moving out of the 34th.  

      8: 40 Adjourned by Carla Rogers, Chair