June 12, 2016
GPUS Steering Committee Minutes
Sunday, June 12, 2016 – 8:00 p.m. ET
I. CALL SETUP & BACKGROUND
a) Facilitator: Charles Sherrouse
b) To hear recording: 712-451-0019, access code 926334, ref #4
c) Present: Audrey Clement, Sanda Everette, Jan Martell, Andrea Merida, Charles Ostdiek, Paul Pipkin, Jeff Turner, Tamar Yager, Bahram Zandi. Observer: Starlene Rankin
d) Agenda revisions: none
II. OLD BUSINESS
a) Report of online decision to endorse Day of Solidarity with Independence of Puerto Rico – Andrea. Thanks to everyone for 100 percent consensus on this endorsement.
b) Report of correction of error in posting Proposal 833 – Jan. Prop 833 was a duplicate of 827, so it was removed and new proposal 843 was added to the queue (no findings).
III. STANDING BUSINESS
a) Treasurer’s Report – Jeff. No debt, almost $60k in the bank, some needs to be transferred to earmarks for ANM and Ballot Access, doing better than we have in quite some time. Tamar will follow up on the bill from Red Sun. Finance item for decision: Allocate $2000 to be moved from general funds to the operating reserve fund in the savings account. This proposed addition of $2000 is an allocation of $1000 for May and $1000 for June from the increasingly successful fundraising efforts. Approved by consensus.
b) Fundraising Report – Tamar. Online donations have increased lately; merchandise sales going through the roof, 10-12 orders a day due to good merch marketing and Stein campaign publicity. Last fundraising letter brought in $20k so far, just starting to come in. Last couple of eblasts did well, next one on Friday.
c) PNC Update – Tamar urged SC members to complete their lodging and meal registrations. NC meeting agenda subcommittee (Paul, Audrey) did not have a draft yet. A subcommittee was assigned to develop the SC meeting agenda (Jeff, Sanda). Tamar said to draft it and she would critique.
In the queue:
a) 831 – Education and the Arts
b) 832 – Water
c) 835 – Ecological Economics
d) 843 – Electoral Reform
Received for the queue:
Approval of Katija Gruene for Fincom. A vote was taken to support the finding that the proposal was lacking a bio and so was not ready for the queue, but once a bio was supplied it would be complete. Voting yes: Audrey, Sanda, Jan, Andrea, Charles, Paul, Jeff, Bahram. Abstain: Tamar.
IV. NEW BUSINESS
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION
TOTAL TIME: 55 minutes