GPUS Steering Committee Agenda, Sunday 22 October 2017 – 8:00 pm ET
SUMMARY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO STATES AND LOCAL CHAPTER:
1. New Business: School of the Americas Watch participation, Protocol for staff computer purchases
2. Voting Queue: Proposal to Amend the Rules of the Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX), Amend Annual National Meeting Committee Bylaws/Mission Statement/ Committee Rules, Correction of Outdated HIV/AIDS Platform Plank
3. Old Business: Updates on ongoing items
4. Executive Session: 2017 Budget, Staff Supervision, Staff Recommendations to the SC
The full agenda is available at http://gpus.org/sc-agenda-2017-10 -22/
The call recording will be available at
Jody Grage, Secretary
GPUS Steering Committee Agenda, Sunday 22 October – 8:00 p.m. ET
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I. CALL SETUP & BACKGROUND – 15 min.
a) Facilitator: TBD
b) Start recording of call
c) Roll Call
d) Agenda revision suggestions
II. NEW BUSINESS – 10 min
a) Development of protocol for staff computer purchases
III. STANDING BUSINESS – 30 min.
a) Treasurer’s report – Hillary Kane, 20 min.
Treasurer’s Report to the GNC
Outreach Committee budget requests: 1) $550 for travel by Adrian to Tucson 10-12 November for the SOAW Border Encuentro, 2) Up to $200 for two “Green New Deal” banners (6’x3′ for tabling and 20’x4′ for demonstrations) and materials for a reusable shipping container, the banners to be available for states and caucuses to borrow with only shipping charges.
Annual National Meeting final report
Staff computer upgrades
Staff health care update
b) Fundraising report – Starlene Rankin, 5 min.
c) Personnel Working Group report – Darryl!, 5 min.
IV. VOTING QUEUE – Jody – 5 min.
In the queue:
Amend the Rules of the Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX); Presenter: GPAX; Floor Manager: Gloria Matters; threshold: 1/2; Voting 10/16/17-10/22/17; https://secure.gpus.org/cgi-bin/vote/propdetail?pid=882
Amend Annual National Meeting Committee Bylaws/Mission Statement/ Committee Rules;
Presenter: SC; Floor Manager: Chris Blankenhorn; 2/3 threshold; Discussion 10/16/17-11/05/17, Voting 11/06/17-11/12/17; ; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FqPE85h5jBmxHEXaHcY2qY2DuzY7245OxlsQfo4w0WE/edit?usp=sharing
Correction of Outdated HIV/AIDS Platform Plank; Presenter: Platform Committee; Floor Manager: Gloria Mattera; 2/3 threshold; Discussion 10/16/17-10/29/17, Voting 10/30/17-11/05/17; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WVhRJvB76CtPkoHtHwNs7H0jka4gSFb6Y8mkB1Zwe1g/edit?usp=sharing
Received for the queue: None
V. OLD BUSINESS – 30 min
a) ETC Final Report – Committee – 5 min
b) Brief updates – 20 min
1. Strategic planning scheduling – Jody
2. Speakers Bureau – Darryl!
3. Election database Phase II and III update – Hillary
4. Voting page maintenance/Tech issues update – Chris
End recording of call
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION – 45 min
2018 Budget – Staffing, etc.
Staff Recommendations to the SC
TOTAL TIME: 2 hour 15 minutes
Jody Grage, Secretary