Approved minutes of the May 16, 2012 EC (Executive meeting) with the 4 of 5 CTGP officers: Co-chairpersons: S. Michael DeRosa and Allan Brison; David Bedell, treasurer and Barbara Barry, secretary. Time: 6:30pm via teleconference. Co-chairperson: Ronna Stuller was unable to attend due to a conflict with another meeting.
- Updates and new business for the CTGP: Internal elections report of the 4-28-12 CTGP Annual Meeting were consistent with the reported results at the 4-28-12 CTGP Annual Meeting.
- Proposed agenda for the next SCC meeting to be on Wednesday, May 30th from 7pm to 9pm, site to be determined.
Lack of Minutes of 3-27-12 SCC meeting; minutes of the Emergency 4-1-12 EC meeting and minutes of 4-28-12 CTCP Annual Meeting due to resignation of Patricia Kane, CTGP secretary on March 30th 2012. Consensus: CTGP officers will attempt to reconstruct these minutes for SCC review, approval and/or acceptance.
Minutes of the 5-16-12 EC meeting from the new secretary elected at the 4-28-12 CTGP annual meeting;
Official results of the 4-28-12 CTGP internal election from the CTGP Internal Elections Committee.
Any proposals from chapters or a group of 5 CTGP members.
Determine the process for selection of delegates (and alternates?) to the July 12 to 15th 2012 GPUS Presidential Convention in Baltimore, MD.
CTGP secretary (and ALL STATES) MUST PROVIDE THE NAMES/INFORMATION OF THEIR DELEGATES BY.....11:30PM PACIFIC TIME ON Wednesday, 5-30-12.
Delegate information to the GPUS must include: name, residential address, state, year of birth, phone (if available), fax (if available), email (if available), political party with which they are registered/enrolled to vote in( in the states where this is possible).
Clarification of the person to be our 5th CTGP representative to the GPUS. BAB is awaiting a response from Charlie Pillsbury. He was the top write-in candidate at the April 28, 2012 CTGP Annual Meeting for this 5th position. Allan Brison emailed to BAB during this EC meeting, a personal email to him from Charlie Pillsbury, in which Charlie declined to accept his write-in election to be a CTGP representative to GPUS. Allan Brison was the 2nd highest write-in candidate for the CTGP election. Allan as agreed to be our 5th rep. to the GPUS.
Discussion of the process for selection of CTGP members to the GPUS national committees. We are allotted a maximum of 3 CTGP members to each committee. Consensus: a) any CTGP member who is interested in being a CTGP member on the national committee, is urged to attend the May 30, 2012 meeting so the SCC attendees have the opportunity to vet candidates and allow for question and answer period. If candidates are unable to attend the May 30, 2012 meeting, they should be available via phone for SCC attendees to contact them. CTGP expectations of these representatives: 1) at a minimum provide quarterly (i.e. three month) reports to the CTGP EC and SCC of what is happening on the committee(s) there are our representatives for; 2) report after every national committee meeting what is happening to the CTGP EC and SCC; 3) these reports are to be written and to be provided to the list serv. 4) SCC will try to improve communication with CTGP members of the national committees. And CTGP national committee members will try to improve timely communication about national committee(s) in order to educate CTGP members about what is happening on the national level. They are urged to communicate national committee: discussions, goals, votes, agenda and interactions with others.
The national committees are:
Accreditation (AC): reviews any state chapter which petitions to join the GPUS; reviews criteria for state delegates to GPUS annual meetings and conventions.
Annual National Meeting (ANMC): working on the July 2012 GPUS Presidential Convention to be held in Baltimore, MD.
Ballot Assess(BA): discussion of efforts, difficulties, strategies and successes of the state Green Parties gaining ballot access.
Bylaws, Rules, Polices Procedure (BRPP): for the GPUS officers and national committees.
Coordination Campaign (CCC): distribution of any GPUS money to Green Party candidates for public office.
Dispute Resolution (DRC): mediation of any disputes within the GPUS organization.
Diversity (DC): strategies and actions to urge/maximize diversity within the GPUS.
Eco Action (EA): develop strategies for the GPUS regarding ecological matters.
Finance (FinCom): review and determine how to spend the money of the GPUS organization.
Fundraising (FC): raises money for the GPUS operations.
Green Party of the US internet news: acquire and write articles for the GPUS website.
International Committee (IC): develops and promotes GPUS positions regarding issues affecting the world.
Merchandizing Committee (MERCH): determines and acquires items for the GPUS.
Media Committee (MC): writes GPUS press releases.
Outreach (OC): interacts with other groups who may have similar interests of the GPUS.
Peace (GPAX): discusses and develops strategies of how the GPUS may promote peace throughout the world.
Platform (PC): promotes positions on issues for the GPUS which are consistent with Green Party Ten Key Values.
Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC): develop strategies to support any GPUS presidential candidate.
Steering (SC): the seven (7) co-chairpersons of the GPUS which promote GPUS actions and strategies.
Discussion and clarification of the process to maximize success of our petitioning for the GPUS presidential candidate; volunteers for petitioning; coordination of efforts; and possible petitioning coordinator. Consensus: each CTGP chapter is urged to have a contact person to coordinate the petitions. DB and SMD volunteered to develop and provide a cover sheet of directions/tips for successful petitioning. SMD will interact with the GPUS Ballot Access national committee about potential volunteers and/or money to help with our presidential petition drive. SMD to print out more petition forms. NOTE: petitions must be carried by CT registered voters. They DO NOT need to be registered with the CTGP. Website for the GPUS is www.gp.org
Political actions to be taken in the near future.
Chapter reports and chapters handing in written approved minutes of their recent meetings.
Clarification of CTGP website functioning and updating of events and information.
Selection of date, time and site of the next SCC meeting in May 2012.
Barbara Barry, secretary of CTGP