Minutes – SVYD October Membership Meeting – Monday, October 21, 2013

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I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Special speakers: Steve Preminger and Bob Wieckowski
Steve Preminger went over what the local party does (Central committee meetings) and how it integrates with SVYD
Bob Wieckowski talked about the Student Bill of Rights and urges us to contact our state assemblyman to get it passed
III. SVYD Officer Reports
A. President- Joshua Barousse
i. CYD Update – 2013 Tahoe Retreat recap – It was fun
ii. Bylaws committee – Erica – Took 4 meetings to get to this point. We will also go over bylaws in New business
B. Vice President of Membership- Brandon Li
iii. Women’s Leadership Committee – Samantha – Will have an event (“Voices from the Trenches”) on Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm
iv. Education Committee – Lucas -Busy walking for endorsed canidates. Will start cultivating after election
C. Secretary- Emily Ann Ramos (3 min)
i. website/social media update – Blogs need to be original and not posted on another site.
ii. Trying to push the tagline “Innovation in Politics”
D. Treasurer- Amanda Montez
i. Financial update
September/October SVYD Financial Report :
Recent income:
Dues: $90 through PayPal
Dues: $265 cash and check
BAYMEC After-party Fundraiser: $152
Recent expenditures:
-$62.52 for September Meeting Refreshments and orchid for Congresswoman Lofgren’s Office
-$1.76 for 5 PayPal Dues Transactions
Bank Total on 10/21/2013:
$2,337.97
iii. Finance Committee update –
E. Political Director- Eric Hernandez (3 min)
i. Sunnyvale City Council election- Tues 11/5 – We will be organizing walks until election day.
III. Old Business
IV. New Business
A. Adoption of SVYD Bylaws

The membership has decided to use some time to look over and vote on it during the next meeting. Some concerns were raised about Endorsements, specifically dual endorsements and the overreliance on robert’s rules when parts of the bylaws are not clear.
V. Announcements
VI. Adjournment
Next Meeting: Mon, November 18, 2013 @ 7 pm- UFCW Local 5, 240 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113