AUTHOR: Mike Desjardins

October General Meeting – 10/11 at Mechanics Hall

This will be our last general meeting before the mid-term elections in November!

Tentative Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Approve minutes
    • August 2018 meeting
    • September 2018 meeting
  • Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Communications Committee
    • Organizing Committee
    • Issues Committee
    • Bylaws Committee
  • Old business
    • Bylaws change re: co-chairs
  • New business
    • 10 minutes of activism: election is in 26 days
    • Endorsement discussion: Sunday voting
    • Endorsement discussion: 42-day reporting requirement
    • Block captain program: next steps
    • Upcoming PDCC officer elections (11/8/18)
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn

Note that we will be meeting at Mechanics Hall – The State of Maine room in City Hall is being used for absentee voting.

Facebook Event can be found here.

Next Monthly Meeting: September 12

It’s September, which means 1.) Pumpkin spice everything, 2.) The kids are back in school, and 3.) NOVEMBER IS ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY!

Eek! We need to get in gear if we want to make the Blue Wave a reality. Our newly minted communications committee came up with a slogan: There’s No “Blue Wave” Without “U”. (Clever, eh?) That means we need you at our next meeting so we can organize!

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, at 6:30pm

WHERE: Portland City Hall, the State of Maine Room

Here is the tentative agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Approve minutes from last meeting
  • Reports
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Communications Committee
    • Organizing Committee
    • Issues Committee
    • Bylaws Committee
  • Old business
    • Bylaws change re: co-chairs
  • New business
    • 10 minutes of activism
    • Fundraising – pledge drive
    • Social media
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn
  • Possible beer caucus?

I can’t wait to see everyone there! If you’re on Facebook, do us a favor and RSVP and Share the Facebook Event.

Next Monthly General Meeting: Aug 9

Our next general monthly meeting will be next Thursday, August 9th, at 6:30pm in City Hall’s State of Maine Room. This is going to be an important one, as we need to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair!

So far, Sam Tracy has declared his candidacy for Chair, and Nicole Bissonnette will be running for Vice Chair.

We have a few other items on the agenda as well:

  • Welcome and Intros, Approve Minutes
  • Election of new Chair and Vice Chair
  • November Elections Update
  • Bylaws discussion (a new amendment has been proposed re: co-chairs)
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn

I look forward to seeing you all there. As always, look over the minutes online before the meeting so we can print out fewer copies and save a few trees.

if you’re on Facebook, please RSVP to the event (no worries if you’re not a Facebook person).

If you’re interested in running, we’d love to hear from you; just send an email to chair@portlanddems.org and secretary@portlanddems.org. Prior notice is not required, though, and nominations will be taken from the floor at the Aug 9 meeting. Be prepared to make a 3-5 minute speech about yourself and why you’re running.