Executive Board Minutes – February 7, 2018

31st L.D. Democrats Executive Board
February 7th, 2018, 7 PM
K.C. Democrats Office, Auburn

Called to Order at 7:00pm by Chair Brian Gunn.  A quorum of 14 members were present.

Membership Renewal is currently over 30 members for 2018. Receiving over $1250 in recurring donations.  Discussed best practices to solicit new and renewing members.

Caucus Planning: Caucus Committee is interested in targeting & sources, including newsprint and electronic. M/S/P to authorize $261 for a ¼ page in the Currier Herald.  Allison will work with the Platform Committee to develop content.  Caucus is Sat. March 24th at Bonney Lake H.S. beginning at 10am.  We can use the Caucus as a member drive opportunity.

Robin introduced “Better Place” as a social media platform that may be valuable for outreach, fundraising & GOTV.  Currently undergoing beta testing.

Brian will be hosting a canvass this Saturday, focusing on voter I.D. and low turnout voters.  Encouraging all PCO’s to begin recruiting for canvasses in their area!

Fundraising: Lucy Lowry is reaching out to Edgewood Gardens and other potential sites for fundraising forum in May.  We’ll be inviting Dem candidates & speakers.  We’re also looking for donation sources to for fundraising event.

PCO Recruitment:  4 new; continuing to call through list for additional recruitment.  Looking for volunteers to assist with outreach.  Discussed having some PCO social-support event to promote 7 build involvement & accountability. M/S/P to have a PCO Social Meet & Greet prior to Feb. General Meeting with a voluntary potluck.  Allison will promote on website.

Candidate Recruitment: No candidates have committed to date.  Discussed several scenarios that could play out and their strengths and weaknesses.  Time is a consideration, with the Leg in session through February.

Bylaws/Rules: Sarah, Allison & Dan have been drafting various candidate questionnaires and will be soliciting input from the board, prior to presenting to the general body.  They will be emailed to board members.  Discussion of setting a standing rule for a single endorsement in the 8th C.D. race.

Meeting Program:  We will be inviting top candidates from the 8th C.D. race to the April General Meeting.  We will send them platform questions beforehand and allow 2 minute responses.  Anticipate endorsement following forum.

Robin will look into availability of potential speakers for February meeting, including topics on safe consumption spaces, fighting sex trafficking and an overview of I-1600.

M/S/C to adjourn at 9:25pm.

Submitted: Britt Kauffman, Secretary

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