Minutes – SVYD September Membership Meeting – Monday, September 23, 2013

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Called to order by Joshua Barousse on 7:16 p.m.

I. Welcome, Introductions, and approval of Agenda

II. Special speaker: Representative Zoe Lofgren

Introduced by Joshua Barousse

III. SVYD Officer Reports

   A. President- Joshua Barousse

        i. CYD Update – 2013 Tahoe Retreat: Please let us know if you plan on attending, so we can organize lodging.

        ii. Bylaws committee – Alex Wara: We have one more section to deal with (Endorsements) and will have the new bylaws ready for the general membership review before October membership meeting.

iii. National Voter Registration Day- Tues 9/24: You can re-register (for change of party or address) online.

   B. Vice President of Membership- Brandon Li

i. Membership form: Please fill out.

iii. Women’s Leadership Committee – Samantha Pedrosa: Next WLC meeting is on Wed. 10/2; Boards and Commission training event has been changed to “Voices from the Trenches” asking local electeds to talk about their first steps to running for office.

iv. College Committee – Lucas: Nothing New to report

    C. Secretary- Emily Ann Ramos

i. website/social media update – Newsletter: Results of the survey were shared

Priority issues order: 1. Voter Education and Outreach; 2. Candidate Recruitment and Training; 3. Immigration; 4. Coalition Building; 5. Boards and Commission Training; 6. Gun Control; 7. Internet Freedom/Privacy; 8. Mental Health; 9. Rising Water Rates; 10. Local Labor Issues

Majority of Membership survey takers prefer to stay in UFCW Hall for our monthly meetings.

iii. Live stream test part 2 – It works yay!

    D. Treasurer- Amanda Montez (3 min)

         i. Financial update – $1835 currently in our account. Full reports will be available starting next meeting.

ii. Finance Committee – Please contact amanda to be a part of it

iii. Last call for dues before endorsement – dues have been sideline as a requirement for this endorsement until next meeting

iv. league of conservation voters fundraiser: Please contact Amanda Montez for a flyer and more information.

    E. Political Director- Eric Hernandez

       i. Endorsement Update

a. Sunnyvale City Council – the committee recommends to endorse both Jim Griffith (Seat 3) and Gustav Larsson (Seat 1).

– Star Dormanesh spoke on behalf of Gustav Larson

– Peter Allen spoke on behalf Jim griffith

III. Old Business

A. Vote on change in venue: The General Membership voted to stay in the UFCW Hall for our monthly meetings

IV. New Business

A. Sunnyvale City Council Endorsement: The General Membership have endorsed Jim Griffith (Seat 3) and Gustav Larsson (Seat 1).

V. Announcements

VI. Adjournment 8:39

Next Meeting: Mon, October 21, 2013 @ 7 pm- UFCW Local 5, 240 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113