November 20, 2011
GPUS SC Conference Call Minutes – Sunday, November 20, 2011
I. CALL SETUP
a. Facilitator – Budd Dickinson
b. Roll Call – Audrey Clement, Budd Dickinson, Tamar Yager, Susan Chunco, Jeff Turner, Farheen Hakeem
Absent: Leenie Halbert – medical leave; Theresa ElAmin
Staff: Brian Bittner
Observer: Jody Grage
d. Agenda revisions – none
II. STAFF REPORT
a. Office Manager – Brian Bittner – 2-day training session in DC by New Organizing Institute – using online tools for organizing; will be useful for states and locals, too; discussing with David Sacks and info to FunCom; send questions if/when you have them.
b. Fundraiser Report – David Sacks submitted report, including resolicitation has gone to printer.
III. TREASURER’S REPORT & FINANCE ITEMS – Jeff
a. Cash report to date – last resolicitation has dropped off; paid bills and down to approx. $2000 in bank; has sent some of 2008 state sharing – waiting for addresses on some.
b. Budget approval for sending to NC (decision item)
Reviewed and approved the few latest changes. Consensus to send to GNC – in queue Monday for expedited vote as per R&P Section 6-3.2(b) of 13-day discussion and one-week vote.
IV. ACTION ITEMS/OLD BUSINESS
Jeff, Tamar and Audrey – Employment Agreements and Personnel Manual –
Audrey: Jeff did review cleanup of Personnel Manual and sent edits; recommends approval – more work next week; contracts and job descriptions that reference the Personnel Manual will follow – info in Personnel Manual removed from those documents.
Tamar: will send Personnel Manual to staff and contractors for possible input; also need evaluation tool; needs copy of newest job descriptions.
All – recruit forum managers – still no progress.
V. SC Co-chair vacancy – schedule election (decision item) – 3-week nomination period, two-week discussion period, one-week vote; Budd will get into the queue asap.
VI. Election for PNC Credentials Committee Update – Farheen (discussion item) Nominations due 21 November – Farheen will makes some phone calls and Budd will help. Suggestions: Karen Grubb VW, Hugh Esco GA, Rodger Snyder NY, Sanda Everette CA, Frank Young WV, Ron Hardy WI, Hillary Kane PA, Dave McCorquodale DE, Phil Huckelberry IL, Anita Rios OH, Angel Torres AZ,
VII. VOTING QUEUE – Budd
In the queue:
Proposal 623 – Instructions to Budget Writers, Undoing Racism Training –
Proposal 626 – Amend Fiscal Policy to Eliminate State Sharing – Voting
Proposal 627 – Selection of Site for 2012 Presidential Nominating
Convention – Baltimore – Voting 11/14 – 20.
Proposal 628 – Amendments to the International Committee’s Rules, Policies
Procedures – Voting 11/14 – 20.
Proposal 629 – Apportionment of GNC – Apportionment Tabulation Comm
– Voting 11/28 – 12/4. Was extended 1 week at request of presenter.
Received for the queue:
In queue when received:
Election Tabulation Committee Report – Frank Young, Sanda Everette, Hugh Esco
VIII. LIAISON REPORTS
PCSC: Audrey – Standing in for Leenie on PCSC, the committee voted not to recognize a candidate who is otherwise eligible, but committee is in crisis because some believe the vote was out of order, and candidate was cc’d on committee discussion while vote was in progress. Tamar said other candidates were on the list before they became candidates and she feels they should be removed now.”
Liaison Assignments: BAC was co-liased by Mark Swaney and Leenie – Audrey was approved to step in.
IC: Farheen approved.
Green Pages and CCC: Liaisons lacking.
Adjourned at 9:13 pm Eastern.
IX. Next regular call 12/4 – facilitator – Budd will check with Charlie Pillsbury, etc.