GPUS Steering Comm Conference Call Minutes –
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I. CALL SETUP & BACKGROUND
a. Facilitator – Jody Grage
b. Roll Call – Jeff Turner, Susan Chunco, Budd Dickinson, Karen Young, Darryl Moch, Steve Welzer, Charles Ostdiek. Absent: Farheen Hakeem, AJ Segneri
c. Agenda revisions – none
II. TREASURER’S REPORT & FINANCE ITEMS – Jeff
a. Cash report to date – sent report, as of last night $678 is in the general account and $1583 is in the web account, ANM Iowa venue down payment sent for $1905, leaving $2395 remaining in the reserve account for the ANM; Red Sun press still owed $6982.
May send smaller mailing than usual but criteria being determined; David is working on an analysis; ; Stein list more apt to give on line; will pull out 500 names to hand address and hand stamp to try for higher rate of return; follow up calls suggested by Darryl! with analysis of returns; call to sustainers rather than letter suggested.
b. Merchandise Proposal Sent – need t-shirts printed to fill in sizes for ANM plus new ANM design. $2000 loans pledged by FinCom and FunCom members; GNC vote required since we are already over the loan limit; request expedited proposal; probably last time to order old design; Outreach Committee is working on new design for fall/2014.
Consensus to forward to voting queue – Jeff will send heads up GNC list, in queue next Sunday, Darryl floor manager, 1 week discussion and 1 week voting.
III. VOTING QUEUE – Budd
698 – Apportionment of Green National Committee – attempt to modify threshold unfortunately resulted in it being cancelled; will be resubmitted with minimal discussion phase (2 days). New proposal is #704.
699 to 703 – Approval of IC Election of 2013 FPVA and Global Green Network Delegates – has quorum and is passing.
Received for the queue:
From International Committee (Darryl floor manager, 2 weeks discussion):
Confirm Julia Willebrand 2013 FPVA Delegate
Confirm Vivek Ananthan 2013 GGN Alternate Delegate
Confirm Mike Feinstein 2013 FPVA Alternate Delegate
Confirm Sanda Everette 2013 FPVA Alternate Delegate
Proposal to Approve $2,000 Loan from Green Party Members (FinCom/MerchCom proposal; see 2b above)
IV. Agenda for ANM – Charles
Darryl will remind Tamar to send previous ANM agenda. Will include Election Debriefing and budget discussion. SC Election voting closes 5 pm Sat. SC meeting afterwards – retiring members optional attendance, staff required for early part, continuing and newly elected to attend.
V. Donor Thank You Calls – Karen
FunCom asked for help from SC in making donor thank you calls; 6 agreed to do so, 2 have done so and reported to David Sacks; if calls not made the opportunity has been lost; important not to take on task if not going to do it.
VI. Report on Strategic Plan Working Group – Karen
Draft will be ready for informal discussion by early July. Will not be ready to vote at ANM; mission and vision nearly complete.
VII. LIAISON REPORTS
Charles – IC voting on whether or not to ask GPUS to pay dues for Global Greens Network – about $900; IC statement about Canadian Keystone plan may be coming.
Steve – Media – press release about hands off Syria.
Karen – liaison responsibilities; Outreach – rebranding campaign timeline, reviewed website contents and organization and cleaned up info ready to go to David Doonan.
Karen – FundCom – prospecting with candidate lists from 2012 and 2013 by way of state party leadership; may do email blast followed by phone calls so it’s not so expensive – by end of July.
VIII. Calendar of upcoming SC meetings
May 26, June 9 and 23.