Elections for the position of Secretary for the 26th LD Democrats will be held during our regular March meeting, Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 7 PM. Location for this meeting is Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366.
Ten (10) members attending a duly called and noticed special meeting shall constitute a quorum. Members eligible for this vote are elected and appointed Precinct Committee Officers. Proxies and absentee votes are never permitted per our bylaws.
Candidates may be self nominated. Nominating and seconding speeches are permitted. If there are more than two candidates for a position and no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the name of the person with the fewest votes shall be deleted and a vote taken on the remaining candidates until one candidate has a majority.
The Secretary will finish out the current term for this position which will expire in December of 2018.
The secretary is responsible for preparing the agenda for each monthly or other official meeting, coordinating such with the Chair and Executive Board. They will also keep minutes and records of the organization, including minutes of general, special and Executive Board meetings.
Eligible members for this vote are strongly encouraged to attend our March meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7 PM at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366. For more information or questions, please contact John Kelly, 26th LD Democrats Chair at email@example.com.
When: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Where: Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard WA
Time: 6:30 PM dinner/social, 7 PM Meeting called to order
Join us for the February 2018 general meeting of the 26th LD Democrats! We will hear from Leslie Rothbaum who will tell us about the upcoming Kitsap County Democrats Annual Dinner and Auction, Pierce County Council Member Derek Young who will tell us about Senate Bill 6091, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 19 (Hirst Decision-rural water wells, rights). Then we’ll hear from our State Committee People Joy Vartanian and Don Bartley who will share news and information from the Washington State Democrats Central Committee held this last weekend in Bellingham WA. Our LD Caucus Chair Johanna Baxter will let us know about our upcoming caucus on Saturday March 24th and answer all questions about the caucus/convention process. See you there!
* Notice of Special Meeting*
January 29, 2018
Givens Community Center
1026 Sidney Ave
Port Orchard 98366
Per the 2018 Washington State Democrats Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan , the 26th Legislative Democrats are tasked with electing one representative each for the following Washington State Democrats State Convention Committees: Credentials, Platform and Rules. (Information on each committee is listed below).
The Washington State Democrats State Convention will be held on June 16-17, 2018 in Wenatchee WA (Location: To be determined)
Although any 26th LD Democrat can be nominated for one of these committee positions, only elected and appointed Precinct Committee Officers are eligible to vote in this election. Our chair, state committee man and state committee woman are not eligible to be nominated for these positions as they are designated as automatic delegates to the Washington State Democrats State Convention.
Nominees should be individuals committed to the Party and Democratic Values and be members in good standing of their local appointing organization. These are important leadership positions demanding a great deal of time, dedication and ability to work well with others in small and large group settings. It is expected that appointees will adhere to the WSDCC Code of Conduct.
RSVP to LD Caucus Chair Johanna Baxter
RSVP on Facebook for our special meeting!
Don’t forget we have our regular general meeting on Thursday, February 1 (6:30 PM for our dinner/social, 7 PM for our meeting) at Givens Center, 1026 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard 98366. We’ll be hearing from Leslie Rothbaum on the Kitsap County Democrats Annual Dinner and Auction, Pierce County Councilperson Derek Young on Senate Bill 6091, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 19 (Hirst Decision-rural water rights). Joy Vartanian and Don Bartley, our State Committee people, will give us the latest information from the Washington State Democrats Central Committee meeting held in Bellingham, WA this last weekend. More information on our upcoming LD caucus will be shared and we will have an open question and answer session. See you at our February General Meeting this Thursday!
** The LD 26 Caucus is Coming!
Our caucus will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 10 AM (Peninsula High School/Commons Area, Gig Harbor, WA) Don’t miss our 26th LD Democrats monthly meeting on Thursday February 1, 2018 (7 PM/ Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard) as we’ll be sharing the latest information about this event!
Important Upcoming Dates
March 24, 2018 10 AM LD 26 Caucus
(Tenative Location: Peninsula High School, Purdy WA)
April 22, 2018 1 PM Pierce County Convention (Location: TBD)
June 16-17 2018 Washington State Democrats
(Wenatchee, WA) State Convention
We’re holding ongoing Precinct Committee Officer and Volunteer Canvass trainings. Please plan to attend at leEdit date and timeast one of our trainings so you know how to Rise & Organize canvass in your own Precincts. Bring your laptops and smartphones and we’ll give you one-on-one training on how to cut turf and use mini-van. We encourage all PCOs to attend.
Feel free to bring a friend or two. See you there!
Rise & Organize Canvass Training Kitsap
Trainings For PCOs and Volunteers
Wednesday, Jan 24 4:30-6PM
Location: Kitsap Regional Library 87 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366[gmap-embed id=”34184″]
(Note: This is not the same training that you will get on the Feb 3rd event held at Givens Center, Port Orchard)
Plus Canvass Training Gig Harbor
We are actually canvassing on these days so dress for the weather. You’ll need to bring a charged smart phone with MiniVan downloaded on it. We’ll train you on the script and Minivan and you can start knocking on doors nearby.
Trainings For PCOs: All PCOs are invited to get more in-depth training on Votebuilder. Learn how to cut turfs for Rise & Organize. We’ll cover this after the script and MiniVan trainings and others have left to knock on doors. Please bring your laptops and tablets and we’ll take as much time as need to make sure you’re a pro turf-cutter.
Location: Subway 11430 51st Ave NW #100, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 (off of Borgen Blvd)[gmap-embed id=”34182″]
RSVP ON FACEBOOK
Saturday Jan 27 9am-1pm
Saturday Feb 10 9am-1pm
Saturday Feb 24 9am-1pm
Saturday Mar 10 9am-1pm
The 26th LD Democrats will be holding their January 2018 General Meeting on Thursday, January 4th, 2018.
Dinner/Social 6:30 PM
Meeting called to order 7 PM
Location: Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366
Speakers for the January meeting include Chad Enright with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office, Marty Bishop (updating us on latest information from 350.org), and Mina Mercer with the House Democratic Campaign Committee.
We will also have an important message about the 2018 election and an exciting presentation in which you’ll be able to take action and join committees. Happy new year and see you at our meeting!
(January agenda to be added soon!)