Meeting Minutes January 11, 2017

      Meeting Minutes January 11, 2017

      150 150 34th Democrats

      34th District Democrats

      District Reorganization Meeting


      The Hall at Fauntleroy

      Meeting called to order at 7:02 by Temporary Meeting Chair Bailey Stober, KCDCC Chair.

      Flag Salute, led by Bailey Stober.

      Appointment of temporary officers for the reorganization meeting.

      Secretary: Chris Porter

      Parliamentarian: Marcee Stone-Vekich

      Sergeant at Arms: Ivan Weiss

      Tally Committee: Steven Jamison

      Adoption of Agenda and Meeting Rules.

      Moved and seconded and passed by acclamation.

      First Credentials Report: 62 PCOs signed in and eligible to vote.

      Reading of Rules

      Adoption of District Organization Bylaws and Standing Rules

      Moved and seconded and passed by acclamation.

      Election of 2017 District Chair:

      David Ginsberg nominated by Marcee Stone-Vekich. Ivan Weiss spoke in support of David’s nomination. David delivers speech asking for membership’s vote.

      David Ginsberg is elected by unanimous acclamation.

      David Ginsberg is installed as chair and takes up the gavel of the 34th District Democrats. New Chair

      makes a plea for unity after a divisive primary and general election season.

      Election of District Officers by PCOs:

      First Vice Chair: Treina Aronson by unanimous acclamation.

      Second vice Chair: Michael Taylor-Judd by unanimous acclamation.

      State Committeewoman: Lisa Plymate by unanimous acclamation.

      State Committeeman: Chris Porter by paper ballot.

      KCDCC Female Delegate: Carrie Alexander by unanimous acclamation.

      KCDCC Male Delegate: Les Treall by paper ballot.

      KCDCC Female Alternate: Martha Koester by unanimous acclamation.

      KCDCC Male Alternate: Ted Barker by unanimous acclamation.

      Appointment of District Credentials Committee is moved, seconded and passed by unanimous acclamation.

      Second District Credentials Report regarding Non PCO members. 31 present. 68 PCOs signed in and

      eligible to vote.

      Election of Secretary: Jason Cheung nominated by Steven Butts, seconded by Gina Topp.

      Elected by unanimous acclamation.

      Election of Treasurer: Gina Topp nominated by Karen Chilcutt , seconded by Jason Cheung.

      Elected by unanimous acclamation.

      Committee Chair Slate submitted to the membership. Each candidate made a short

      introductory speech before the vote was taken.

      Finance: Michael Taylor-Judd

      Digital Communications: Carrie Alexander

      Diversity and Inclusion: Sean Riley

      Finance: TBD

      Fundraising: Elisabeth Atwood

      Hospitality: Kate Riley

      Legislative Action: Ann Martin

      Membership: Joy Pakuluk

      Outreach: Karen Richter and Steven Butts, Co-chairs.

      PCO: Kathy Marshall

      Program: David Ginsberg

      Event Planning: Jacob Holt

      Volunteer: Treina Aronson

      Web Editor: Nick Bohall

      Newsletter Editor: Steven Butts

      Parliamentarian: Jacob Holt

      Data and Technology: TBD

      Old Business:


      New Business:

      Martha Koester (?) submitted a resolution to oppose Medicare Privatization. ________________ spoke against, Chris Porter spoke for. Moved, seconded and passed

      by acclamation.

      Nick Bohall unveiled new 34th District Website.

      New PCOs appointed:

      Chris Langeler in Precinct 1511

      Ryan Kuehn in Precinct 1499

      Lynn Randal in Precinct 1047

      Good of the Order:

      Rachel Glass spoke about the Women’s March and the West Seattle Democratic Women and Hate Free Delridge sign making party on Sunday, 1/15 at Treina’s house, running from 11am-2pm.

      Lisa Plymate spoke about the Health Care Rally at Westlake Park, also on 1/15

      Ann Martin spoke about the 34ths volunteer efforts at the White Center Food bank, every fourth Wednesday evening.

      Chris Langeler spoke about the benefit concert for the West Seattle Helpline on 1/13 at Alki United Church of Christ.

      Chris Porter spoke again in favor of the Medicare resolution. Warned of a dilution of benefits by incoming administration.

      9:04 Meeting adjourned to Elliott Bay Brewery