February 8, 2015
I. CALL SETUP & BACKGROUND
a) Facilitator – Jody Grage
b) Roll Call – Karen Young, Tamar Yager, Starlene Rankin, Jesse Townley, Budd Dickinson, Audrey Clement, Darryl! Moch
Absent: Jeff Turner, Charles Ostdiek
c) Agenda revisions – ANM – more time; executive session – less time.
II. OLD BUSINESS
a) Committee Discussion – re-organizing the way SC relates to committees and recommendations for combining, eliminating or changing their status.
Recommendations for more effective committees – liaisons would be involved with goals, progress, training.
Darryl! – PlatCom cannot even correct typos and formatting issues on its own. Suggestions made to eliminate/combine committees. Major revision of bylaws would be required. SC co-chairs need to commit to working with committee co-chairs within portfolio system.
Vote on grouped portfolio system or reworking the committees first. To work on the portfolio system first – Karen, Budd, Starlene, Jesse, and Audrey; for committee rework first – Darryl!; Tamar abstained.
Next steps: sub-committee – Karen, Darryl!, Jeff, Budd.
b) 2015 ANM Schedule- Tamar
Thursday will be a travel day with SC meet-and-greet happy hour in the evening. Suggestion of a welcome lounge for informal networking, exhibits, tabling, etc.
III. STANDING BUSINESS
a) Treasurer’s Report – Written report from Jeff. $15,675 in 2 general funds; $7270 in reserve account. Our only debt is to Macalester College for $7000.
b) Fundraising Report – committee written letter nearly finished to go out first week in March.
c) Finance Items for decision: none
d) VOTING QUEUE
In the queue: CCC Election – Voting begins next Sunday; bios are included with links.
CCC is hoping to have some more members appointed by the SC.
Received for the Queue: None
e) Liaison Reports
Karen – Outreach – Post cards and general brochure are being designed with help from Julia
Hammet NV and Daniel Lee WA.
CCC – Electoral strategy call went well and coalesced around an issue-based strategy. It was
suggested that two main issues for each of the four pillars be determined in consultation
with candidates, etc.
Darryl! – BRPP has elected Holly Hart as the second co-chair; House and Senate Committees – no activity; Diversity – emails going to Starlene who is a member; DRC – no requests for dispute resolution.
IV. NEW BUSINESS
a) Designate an Acting GPUS Spokesperson
SC came to consensus to delegate its spokesperson authority to Darryl! Moch as acting
b) Approve Website RFP
Karen worked with David Doonan on RFP sent to SC. The timeline has the RFP released tomorrow and final delivery on 6/1/15. NationBuilder experience is required.
Amended to encourage minority and female applicants.
SC approved by consensus.
c) Endorse Unplug Nuclear Power Direct Action
Starlene will write a proposal for the 3-14 day response schedule.
d) Discussion of developing a few services for state parties and caucuses.
Jesse and Darryl! will develop this idea. The membership list from the DRC can be used to come up with a list of mediators that can include SC members.
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Personnel (no decisions).
National Committee Discussion Forum: