February 22, 2015


a) Facilitator – Jody Grage
b) Roll Call – Tamar Yager, Audrey Clement, Budd Dickinson, Jeff Turner, Charles Ostdiek, Jesse Townley, Starlene Rankin, Karen Young, Darryl! Moch


a) Committee Discussion – portfolio structure for committee liaisons
Budd sent out a proposed portfolio structure. Objection to MerchCom being split up or become part of FinCom and suggestion it be part of Messaging. Suggestion that “Messaging” be changed to “Communications”.

The subcommittee will continue to work on this with the goal of getting a proposal ready for the ANM and the incoming SC.

b) 2015 ANM Schedule
Anti-Oppression Workshop scheduled for Thursday afternoon; NC meeting for Friday 10-1, and Sunday 9 – noon with no workshops at that time. Karen will do NC survey to determine content of NC meeting.

Call for 2016 ANM going out again with the goal of announcing 2016 location at 2015 ANM.

c) Endorse Unplug Nuclear Power Direct Action – March 11
Proposal was sent out by Starlene.

Vote – Tamar Yes, Starlene Yes, Karen Yes, Jesse Yes, Budd Yes, Audrey Abstain, Darryl! Yes, Charles Abstain, Jeff Abstain. The proposal passed with 6 Yes votes. The NC will be informed. (See press release and website.)


a) Treasurer’s Report
Cash report was sent showing $13.5K in general fund.

b) Fundraising Report
Fundraising letter going out the end of the week.

c) Finance Items for decision: merchandise purchases. Put off to next agenda.


In the queue: CCC Election (Voting ends 2/22) – Quorum has been met.
Received for the Queue: None

e) Liaison Reports
Darryl! – CCC holding elections and having webinar conference calls. Diversity has Yahoo group that no one knows how to shut down that sends out erroneous call announcements.

Audrey – BRPP officially inactive with no activity for at least a month. Proposal sponsor unavailable for communication necessary to advance proposals.

Tamar – FundComm waiting for new hire.

Karen – Outreach Committee working on general brochure with photos, design work, copy, and slogan; feedback will be solicited from Greens and others. Website RFP has gone out to several designers.

Charles – Sent liaison report last week. IC co-chair nomination period over with voting next week. International delegates to Global Greens and FPVA also being elected.


a) Recruitment of new Secretary. Budd is not running for re-election in July.
Tamar pointed out need for SC Development Committee.

Karen requests that Budd add information to the job description in the bylaws to be sent out to prospective candidates.

V. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Personnel (no decisions).

Budd Dickinson
National Committee Discussion Forum:https://secure.gpus.org/secure/intranet/forum-mybb/forumdisplay.php?fid=2