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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2014

 

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Steve Lee, Treasurer

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees: Deloris Jungert Davisson, Ren Gron, and Mike Mossler

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

The Treasurer's report was submitted.  The we had a balance of $1,742.87.  Donations of $56.00 were collected in cash and checks.  Pat has still to be reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings.  She invite Joe down to accept the donation.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

Nick contacted Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures on the Citizens United petitions at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  Pete said it would be better to set up in front of Albertsons.  Nick will talk to the store manager.

We continued discussing a forum on this issue at City Hall. We are now planning to have a Sunday afternoon movie on this issue followed by a discussion.  It may be that this could be the first in a series. The first would be on May 18th from 3-7p.m.  Popcorn would be provided.  Steve will bring suggestions for relevant movies to our next meeting.  We then discussed the best ways to advertise. Rose said she had heard from Mary Lou Yocum again offering to help.  Rose will keep in touch with Mary.

Rose contacted Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, Pat and Ron.  Training will take place at Monika’s on Saturday.  It looks like it will be able to pull a list of  people not longer voting from Votebuilder.

We then discussed the upcoming County Convention 4/12  at the Heights Grange.  We should arrive at 8 a.m. for setup. 

Ren showed us a list of the rules for the convention (a copy of which will be added to these minutes.  She will be making a poster with the requirements to vote at the convention.  Ren also suggested providing forms for anyone who would like to propose a Resolution.  We agreed this will be a good thing to do.

Ren, Deloris & Pat discussed the Platform & Resolutions they have been working on.  Rebecca is doing excellent work on pulling them all together.

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick said the Rules we will be sending out will provide the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring a pasta casserole, soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.  Nick brought up the Feinstein Challenge and suggested Rose as the Asotin County Food Bank manager if we are elegible; and if the Post Office food drive could be moved up to April.

 

 The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2014

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees:  Sandy Stiffarm, Deloris Jungert Davisson, Kathleen Warren, and Ren Gron

Meeting was called to order at 6:30p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,764.37.  Nick has been reimbursed for $182.50 for the amount he paid for using Lincoln Middle School.  Donations of $89.00 were collected in cash and checks. 

Nick invited Pat to speak first.  She described the State Democrats meeting where the new State Chair, Jaxon Ravens, former vice chair,  was elected.  She also reported that she met and was impressed by Joe Pakootas.

The next State Convention will be in Spokane June 20-21, and Pat suggested that we have a hospitality table, which can be discussed at our next meeting.

Nick then suggested using teleconferencing for state wide meetings. Pat will bring it up to the Technology group.

Pat also told us about an organizational meeting she had attended in Pullman the night before on I1329, which is a citizens petition to reduce the influence of big money on elections. For further information go to WAmend.org (Washington State Coalition to Amend the Constitution). The purpose of the meeting is to have people sign a petition to get a citizens  initiative on the November ballot.   The group signed the one Petition she had.  We will have further discussions on how to proceed.  Nick will contact Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  We will also investigate a forum on this issue at City Hall.

From the WSDCC meeting in Vancouver Pat discussed discussed the need for us to be interactive on Facebook, and other social media. She explained that we can do hashtags on Facebook (enter #CathyMcMorrisRodgers [followed by your comment]) 

At Nick's suggestion Rose will contact Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, and anyone else interested.  Valerie, WSDCC Vice Chair, has offered to come down to Clarkston to train us. 

Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.

Pat then went over some of the resolutions voted on, such as living wage, closing tax loopholes, code of ethics for the Supreme Court, etc.  One resolution, on climate change, was tabled to the June convention.

We then discussed the invitation to meet staff from Cathy McMorris Rodgers office at the SEWEDA office on March 4th. Pat will send out a list of topics for us to bring up.  Deloris told us how to describe the issue, review CMR's voting record on it, ask how she will vote this time, then say we will be watching and keeping it in mind when it is time for us to vote in November.

Upcoming dates:             County Convention 4/12 

                                    State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21

Nick then moved on to the County Convention on April 12th.  Tom has the Heights Grange of us.  For the committees, the following volunteered:

            Rules, Ren

            Credentials and sign in, Kathleen & Rose

            Platform & Resolutions,  Deloris & Pat

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick then ran thru the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.

  The meeting was Adjourned at 7:40 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary

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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee
Meeting Minutes
January 30, 2014

Members in attendance:
Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,
Judy Broumley, Vice Chair
Other Attendees: Rebecca Nourse, Beth Aram, Sandy Stiffarm, Keith Kopischke, Mike R. Mossler. Gerrie Lee stopped by and asked to be added to mailing list
Meeting was called to order with the pledge of allegiance at Bamboo Gardens 6:30pm.
Minutes - since the last meetings did not have quorums there were no current minutes.
Nick invited Beth to speak first.  She reported on the petitions we signed along with others and she turned over to her son, Phillip.  They were taken to Olympia along with 345,000  others and submitted to the legislature. This is to get  Initiative 594, which would establish universal background checks in Washington State, on on the ballot in November.
The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,864.37.  Donations of $72.00 were collected in cash and checks.  
Nick discussed the problems he had with paying for use of Lincoln Middle School, paying one amount and then being asked for more.  He has still not be reimbursed for last year.  Rebecca moved and Rose seconded that he be reimbursed $182.60 for the check he wrote for the school usage.
Next we discussed the election of a new Chair for the Washington State Democrats.  The current Chair is retiring and will be replaced in a vote on Feb. 2 by the County Committee Men and Women.  Two of the 4 candidates came to visit us.  First, Jim Kainber, met with Nick, Monika and Rose and 2 others at Dailys Bakery on Jan. 20th.    Then on Sunday morning Dana Laurent and Elizabeth her campaign manager met with Nick, Pat, Rebecca, Rose, and Monika at Dailys.Nick discussed how both of these candidates would be good for us on the east side of the state.  Another candidate, Jaxon Ravens, also contacted Pat and we reviewed the problems with his continuing the policies of the previous Chair.
Next we discussed meeting venues - Bamboo Gardens and possibly Tomato Bros.
Pat is working on a list of things we can do that were suggested by Dana.
Upcoming dates:      County Caucus 3/9
                                 County Convention 4/12  
                                 State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21
We also discussed Sunday afternoon gatherings showing a movie followed by a discussion.  The venue would be City Hall.  We will be in touch with title suggestions.  
Pat suggested letters to the editor, especially about CMR's answer to the Obama's State of the Union address last Tues.
Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.
We discussed what we knew of CMR's challenger, Joe Pakootas.  A second challenger, Dan Morrissey, has pulled out of the race.  Due to bad weather we had not been able to attend Joe's speaking to the Whitman County Democrats in Pullman. Carolyn sent her apologies for not being able to attend.
Rebecca told us what she has learned about the real life of CMR, which is not what she described in her response to Obama.  CMR was born in Washington (or Oregon), grew up in Canada until her family returned to Washington State when she was a Jr. in high school.  The college from which she graduated was a non-credited Pentecostal school in Florida.  

On a final note, Judy announced that she is resigning from her position as Vice Chair.  We all thanked her for the tremendous job she has done to bring the Asotin County Democrats Central Committee back to life.

The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.
Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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Asotin County Democrats
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See Mission link above for Platform and information on
County and State Conventions
and  News link for PCO and other offices open in 2014   


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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2014

 

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair

Rose Araya, Secretary

Steve Lee, Treasurer

Pat Bates, Committee Woman

Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees: Deloris Jungert Davisson, Ren Gron, and Mike Mossler

Meeting was called to order at 6:35p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

The Treasurer's report was submitted.  The we had a balance of $1,742.87.  Donations of $56.00 were collected in cash and checks.  Pat has still to be reimbursed for the cost of attending State Committee Meetings.  She invite Joe down to accept the donation.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

Nick contacted Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures on the Citizens United petitions at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  Pete said it would be better to set up in front of Albertsons.  Nick will talk to the store manager.

We continued discussing a forum on this issue at City Hall. We are now planning to have a Sunday afternoon movie on this issue followed by a discussion.  It may be that this could be the first in a series. The first would be on May 18th from 3-7p.m.  Popcorn would be provided.  Steve will bring suggestions for relevant movies to our next meeting.  We then discussed the best ways to advertise. Rose said she had heard from Mary Lou Yocum again offering to help.  Rose will keep in touch with Mary.

Rose contacted Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, Pat and Ron.  Training will take place at Monika’s on Saturday.  It looks like it will be able to pull a list of  people not longer voting from Votebuilder.

We then discussed the upcoming County Convention 4/12  at the Heights Grange.  We should arrive at 8 a.m. for setup. 

Ren showed us a list of the rules for the convention (a copy of which will be added to these minutes.  She will be making a poster with the requirements to vote at the convention.  Ren also suggested providing forms for anyone who would like to propose a Resolution.  We agreed this will be a good thing to do.

Ren, Deloris & Pat discussed the Platform & Resolutions they have been working on.  Rebecca is doing excellent work on pulling them all together.

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick said the Rules we will be sending out will provide the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring a pasta casserole, soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.  Nick brought up the Feinstein Challenge and suggested Rose as the Asotin County Food Bank manager if we are elegible; and if the Post Office food drive could be moved up to April.

 

 The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee

Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2014

Members in attendance:

Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,Tom Van Horn, Committee Man

Other Attendees:  Sandy Stiffarm, Deloris Jungert Davisson, Kathleen Warren, and Ren Gron

Meeting was called to order at 6:30p.m. at Bamboo Gardens.

Minutes - there were no corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,764.37.  Nick has been reimbursed for $182.50 for the amount he paid for using Lincoln Middle School.  Donations of $89.00 were collected in cash and checks. 

Nick invited Pat to speak first.  She described the State Democrats meeting where the new State Chair, Jaxon Ravens, former vice chair,  was elected.  She also reported that she met and was impressed by Joe Pakootas.

The next State Convention will be in Spokane June 20-21, and Pat suggested that we have a hospitality table, which can be discussed at our next meeting.

Nick then suggested using teleconferencing for state wide meetings. Pat will bring it up to the Technology group.

Pat also told us about an organizational meeting she had attended in Pullman the night before on I1329, which is a citizens petition to reduce the influence of big money on elections. For further information go to WAmend.org (Washington State Coalition to Amend the Constitution). The purpose of the meeting is to have people sign a petition to get a citizens  initiative on the November ballot.   The group signed the one Petition she had.  We will have further discussions on how to proceed.  Nick will contact Pete Gertonson in Lewiston about getting signatures at the Nez Perce County Fair at their booth.  We will also investigate a forum on this issue at City Hall.

From the WSDCC meeting in Vancouver Pat discussed discussed the need for us to be interactive on Facebook, and other social media. She explained that we can do hashtags on Facebook (enter #CathyMcMorrisRodgers [followed by your comment]) 

At Nick's suggestion Rose will contact Valerie Brady Rongley for an up to date training on Votebuilder for herself and Monika, and anyone else interested.  Valerie, WSDCC Vice Chair, has offered to come down to Clarkston to train us. 

Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.

Pat then went over some of the resolutions voted on, such as living wage, closing tax loopholes, code of ethics for the Supreme Court, etc.  One resolution, on climate change, was tabled to the June convention.

We then discussed the invitation to meet staff from Cathy McMorris Rodgers office at the SEWEDA office on March 4th. Pat will send out a list of topics for us to bring up.  Deloris told us how to describe the issue, review CMR's voting record on it, ask how she will vote this time, then say we will be watching and keeping it in mind when it is time for us to vote in November.

Upcoming dates:             County Convention 4/12 

                                    State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21

Nick then moved on to the County Convention on April 12th.  Tom has the Heights Grange of us.  For the committees, the following volunteered:

            Rules, Ren

            Credentials and sign in, Kathleen & Rose

            Platform & Resolutions,  Deloris & Pat

We still need a Sargent at arms, time keeper, and parliamentarian.

Nick then ran thru the order of the proceedings which will last from 10a.m. to about 1p.m.

For refreshments, Nick will bring soft drinks, water and coffee, (Kathleen will bring coffee maker).

Deloris then handed out her focus paper on minimum wage and a general discussion followed.

  The meeting was Adjourned at 7:40 p. m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary

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Asotin County Democratic Central Committee
Meeting Minutes
January 30, 2014

Members in attendance:
Nick Fiore, Chair, Rose Araya, Secretary, Steve Lee, Treasurer, Pat Bates, Committee Woman,
Judy Broumley, Vice Chair
Other Attendees: Rebecca Nourse, Beth Aram, Sandy Stiffarm, Keith Kopischke, Mike R. Mossler. Gerrie Lee stopped by and asked to be added to mailing list
Meeting was called to order with the pledge of allegiance at Bamboo Gardens 6:30pm.
Minutes - since the last meetings did not have quorums there were no current minutes.
Nick invited Beth to speak first.  She reported on the petitions we signed along with others and she turned over to her son, Phillip.  They were taken to Olympia along with 345,000  others and submitted to the legislature. This is to get  Initiative 594, which would establish universal background checks in Washington State, on on the ballot in November.
The Treasurer's report for for 2013 was submitted.  The ending balance for the year was $1,864.37.  Donations of $72.00 were collected in cash and checks.  
Nick discussed the problems he had with paying for use of Lincoln Middle School, paying one amount and then being asked for more.  He has still not be reimbursed for last year.  Rebecca moved and Rose seconded that he be reimbursed $182.60 for the check he wrote for the school usage.
Next we discussed the election of a new Chair for the Washington State Democrats.  The current Chair is retiring and will be replaced in a vote on Feb. 2 by the County Committee Men and Women.  Two of the 4 candidates came to visit us.  First, Jim Kainber, met with Nick, Monika and Rose and 2 others at Dailys Bakery on Jan. 20th.    Then on Sunday morning Dana Laurent and Elizabeth her campaign manager met with Nick, Pat, Rebecca, Rose, and Monika at Dailys.Nick discussed how both of these candidates would be good for us on the east side of the state.  Another candidate, Jaxon Ravens, also contacted Pat and we reviewed the problems with his continuing the policies of the previous Chair.
Next we discussed meeting venues - Bamboo Gardens and possibly Tomato Bros.
Pat is working on a list of things we can do that were suggested by Dana.
Upcoming dates:      County Caucus 3/9
                                 County Convention 4/12  
                                 State Convention in Spokane 6/20-21
We also discussed Sunday afternoon gatherings showing a movie followed by a discussion.  The venue would be City Hall.  We will be in touch with title suggestions.  
Pat suggested letters to the editor, especially about CMR's answer to the Obama's State of the Union address last Tues.
Rose related Carolyn Cress' suggestion of getting the list of inactive voters from the County Auditor and contacting them to remind them of the importance of voting.
We discussed what we knew of CMR's challenger, Joe Pakootas.  A second challenger, Dan Morrissey, has pulled out of the race.  Due to bad weather we had not been able to attend Joe's speaking to the Whitman County Democrats in Pullman. Carolyn sent her apologies for not being able to attend.
Rebecca told us what she has learned about the real life of CMR, which is not what she described in her response to Obama.  CMR was born in Washington (or Oregon), grew up in Canada until her family returned to Washington State when she was a Jr. in high school.  The college from which she graduated was a non-credited Pentecostal school in Florida.  

On a final note, Judy announced that she is resigning from her position as Vice Chair.  We all thanked her for the tremendous job she has done to bring the Asotin County Democrats Central Committee back to life.

The meeting was Adjourned at 7:30 p. m.
Respectfully submitted, Rose Araya, Secretary


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