May E-Board Meeting Minutes

      May E-Board Meeting Minutes

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      May E-Board Meeting Minutes

      34th District Democrats

      E-Board Meeting

      5/17/17

      Puget Ridge Common House

      • Meeting called to order at 7:02 by Chair David Ginsberg
      • Chair Report – President Carter showed up and spoke at Dow’s Reelection Kickoff Luncheon!
      • Committee Reports:
        • King County — Les reports that things are not moving as quickly as he would like with the candidate Support Committee, but he is trying to get access to the Coordinated Campaign lists and hopes that will jumpstart things.
        • Outreach – Karen and Steve report that things went rather well at the Cambodian Fest.
          • 8 Voter Registration Forms and 1 New Member!
          • Treina sent in the application for the Adopt A Street program, our section is 16th and Roxbury to a mile north. We have to have 4 organized Clean Ups before we can get a sign promoting our participation.
          • Met with Stacia Jenkins about tabling at the June 3rd, Burien Pride, event.
          • Seattle Indivisible Activist Fair on May 30th.
          • Working to participate in the Burien and Vashon Strawberry Fests.
        • Program – Michael wonders: Are there any volunteers to work on the bylaws?
        • State Committee – Chris reports that work on the Code of Conduct and the Harassment Policy continues. He is still looking for a Fundraising Co-Chair. Discussion of a theme for the Garden Party, no decisions made yet.
        • Nick reports for Digital Communications/Data/Technology/Web Editor – Spokane LOVES our website and would love our help. A way to obfuscate email addresses for PCOs has been found and will be implemented. Trying to get more experience in the database function of WordPress or using Mailchimp to streamline member communications. Possibly the My Campaign side of Votebuilder? Member Stories project restarting in June, awaiting Ann Martin’s return.
        • Membership – Joy is delighted to report that we have 515 members, the most ever!
      • No Unfinished Business.
      • New Business:
        • Mayoral Candidate Debate/Forum at the June meeting. Who to Invite? Possibly 1st round is each Candidate gets 60 seconds to introduce themselves to the membership, and then are asked a few Yes/No questions. Membership then votes as to who moves on to 2nd round.  Decided that our endorsement will be voted and given at the June meeting. It is decided that every candidate will be invited and we will use the Showdown protocol. As before, ONLY declared Democrats will be eligible to receive the 34th’s endorsement.
        • David received an email from Proposition 1, the 1% For the Arts/Access for All. Asks if we should include this in the program. (David, I must have missed the answer to this. Can you provide?)
        • Ted advises that sauces and desserts are needed for the Spaghetti Dinner. We have 3 sauces and need 3 more.  You can NEVER have too many desserts.  Participation in the sauce contest is optional.
        • New banners have been sent via Slack. Probably will need new t-shirts? Question is asked: Might orders for them be taken? May want to reach out to Darcie Burner’s son for these? He has a printing business. Still looking for a vertical banner, David suggests democraticstuff.com. MAKE SURE TO LOOK FOR THE UNION BUG!
        • Possible discussion of Seattle City Council’s Income Tax proposal at a future membership meeting.
      • Good of the Order:
        • Les asked about possible interest in coffee with Mike McGinn to talk about his Mayoral candidacy.
        • Michael advised the West Seattle Transportation Coalition’s interest in a ST3 Design Workshop on June 22nd at 7 pm to describe and talk through what it will look like when it is complete. Will it be over ground? Underground? Come and make your voice heard! Might be a good springboard to discuss the Center City proposal.
        • Treina is still looking for recipes! Would like them ASAP, may reach out to The Salvadorian Bakery for a recipe or two.
      • 8:01 Adjourned.