January 1, 2012
GPUS SC Conference Call Minutes – January 1, 2012
I. CALL SETUP
a. Facilitator – Jody Grage
b. Roll Call – Theresa ElAmin, Tamar Yagar, Budd Dickinson, Jeff Turner,
Audrey Clement, Susan Chunco
Absent – Leenie Halbert, Farheen Hakeem
Observer – Rhett Smith (TX)
II. STAFF REPORT
a. Office Manager – Brian Bittner – unable to be on call
b. Fundraiser Report – David Sacks – none
III. TREASURER’S REPORT& FINANCE ITEMS – Jeff
a. Cash report to date $1320 in bank + $7800 in reserve for committee and caucus restricted funds. Only CA,VA & NY 2008 state sharing not yet paid.
b. Changing Banks – almost ready to choose one credit union.
IV. ACTION ITEMS/OLD BUSINESS – Budd
Jeff and Tamar and Audrey – Employment Agreements and Personnel Manual revision. Jeff will accept proposed changes to personnel manual for several dozen minor edits. The next round of personnel manual review will consider nearly a dozen more substantive questions and issues before it can be finalized.
Liaisons – Update committee web pages. Committee co-chairs are authorized to update their pages. The Secretary was authorized to send obvious changes to David Doonan, web manager.
V. VOTING QUEUE – Budd
In the queue:
632 – Approval of Holly Hart as Forum Manager – Voting 1/2/12 -1/8/12
633 – SC Co-chair vacancy election – voting 1/2 – 1/8/12
634 – Proposal to Amend Ecoaction Committee Mission Statement & Change Name – Voting 1/9 – 1/15. Request received to extend by one week.
Received for the queue:
Approval of Frank Young as Forum Manager, 2 weeks discussion and 1 week vote – Tamar floor manager.
Proposal: Platform Amendment Process and Timeline or Convention Years received too late to go on this agenda. Will be on next agenda.
In queue when received:
Election Tabulation Committee Report – Progress report was received from the ETC co-chair.
IC Global Greens and FPVA representatives approval proposals.
VI. LIAISON REPORTS
Theresa – Is now on BRPP list. Accreditation process still seems difficult. Media Committee process for press releases needs work. Outreach Committee showing signs of life. PlatCom approved extension for submission of amendments to 1/17/12. Platform process proposal will be on the next agenda.
Susan – Missed Funcom because ill. No activity on Merchcom.
VII. Next call 1/15/12
Strategic Planning agenda item on future meetings. What do we want the SC to accomplish in the next six months? Ballot access and finances most important. Request for written BAC report for next call.
Executive session for personnel issues requested by Theresa.