Minutes: September General Membership Meeting 9/21/15

Meeting called into order by President Alex Wara at 7:30 PM. The motion to approve and second Agenda is unanimous.

I. Welcomes, Introductions

II. Guest Speaker: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

III. Officer reports:

A. President (Alex Wara)

B. Membership Director (Emily Ramos)

C. Political Director (Justin Carvalho)

D. Treasurer (Charles Wilson III)

E. Secretary (Kathy Tran)


IV. Old business:

Tahoe retreat update

V. New business

A. Partnering with AACSA for Thanksgiving festivities.

i) The day before Thanksgiving, we would work with the agency to serve Thanksgiving dinner to people in the community.

B. BAYMEC Dinner After Party (Oct 3, 2015)

i) Discussion of possible venue ideas

C. Day in the Park Sign Ups (Oct 3, 2015)

i) Need people to sign up for tabling from 9 am – 3 pm

VI. Announcements

A. Amanda Montez has several announcements:

i) SVYD voter registration drive on Oct 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the SJSU debate for AD 27

ii) Sept 24, 2015: Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters’s Annual Environmental Awards and Fundraiser

iii) Silicon Valley Housing Trust hosts: Silicon Valley Good Eats and Treats. The event is on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Cafe Stritch, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Coupon for a $10 discoun on a ticket: BoardAM. For more information visit: http://www.housingtrustsv.org/event/silicon-valley-good-eats-treats-2/

B. From Peter Allen:

i) Cornerstone of the Arts event, at the California Theatre on October 2, 2015

ii) Marcario showing put on by Teatro Vision running from October 15-20, 2015.

C. Noelani Sallings:

i) Calling for more members to join Emerge California, a training program for young, democratic women. It is a South Bay delegation. Contact her for more details.

D. Alex Shoor:

i) Board Match SV matches volunteers to non-profit boards. This event will be on September 30, 2015 at Google Headquarters from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.

E. Jeremy Barrouse

i) announced September 23, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day and Siren will be having a voter registration drive at SJSU that day.

F. Kieran Kelly

i) September 30, 2015 – Train with Ben and Ken event, registering people for Turkey Trot after a run with Supervisor Ken Yeager and personal trainer Ben Zorn. For county employees

G. Omar Torres:

i) October 3, 2015 – Region 7 Meeting for CDP Delegates, though open to all. Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon will be present as a special guest. The event is located at the Local 270, downtown San Jose.

H. Andrae Macapinlac

i) Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club’s Annual Dinner is on October 16, Friday. 2015 Awardees include: Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Assemblyman Rich Gordon, Margaret Okuzumi, and Asian Pacific Environmental Network.

I. Kalen

i) Livestream SJ to expand transparency

J. Emily Ramos

i) Creative Collisions Event at the Tech Museum. Geektober Fest Thurs, Oct 1: Beer tasting. Ask for promo code.

VII. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn the meeting by Kiernan, seconded by all. Meeting adjourned around 9 p.m.


Attendance list:

Patrick Ahrens
Peter Allen
Joshua Barousse
Jeremy Barousse
Rachel Bicken
Justin Carvalho
Courtney Cooper
Mason Fong
Tarun Galagali
Albert Hernandez
Ellen Kamei
Kieran Kelly
Andrae Macapinlac
Amanda Montez
Alex Park
Sachin Radhakrishan
Lucas Ramirez
Emily Ramos
Chris Ratana
Noelani Sallings
Erica Schaefer
Alex Shoor
Omar Torres
Kathy Tran
Eddie Truong
Alex Wara
Charles Wilson

Agenda: September 21, 2015

Welcomes, Introductions

Speaker: Sam Liccardo

Officer Reports:

  • President (Alex Wara)
  • Membership Director (Emily Ramos)
  • Political Director (Justin Carvalho)
  • Treasurer (Charles Wilson)
  • Secretary (Kathy Tran)

Old Business

  • Tahoe Retreat Update

New Business

  • Partnering for with the African American Community Service Agency for Thanksgiving festivities
  • BAYMAC Dinner Party
  • Tabling October 3, 2015 for Day in the Park at Lake Cunningham

VII. Announcements

VII. Adjournment