December 14, 2016 Reorganization Meeting and Winter Festivus

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32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization
Reorganization Meeting Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
6:30 PM Sign-in*,  7:00PM Meeting
Masonic Hall Shoreline, 753 N 185th St, Shoreline

*Festivus Happy Hour 6:30 – 7PM
Dessert, Pizza, Drinks, Raffle and silent auction/raffle
Reorganization Meeting 7PM – 8PM
Winter Party and Festivus 8PM – 10PM

*You are encouraged to bring a dessert to share and
White Donkey gift for the raffle!

 

2016-17 Reorganization Meetings 

The Bylaws of the Washington State Democratic Party require all County and Legislative District Parties to reorganize in the December or January following an even-year general election. At a Reorganization Meeting, Precinct Committee Officers elected during the most recent primary elect a new Chair, new Vice Chairs, and new State Committee members for the organization. Other officers may be elected and additional party business may be conducted.  Newly elected State Committee members will meet in the last weekend of January to reorganize the State Party.

If you are an elected PCO, you are encouraged to attend both your County and Legislative District reorganization meetings.  If you have questions about how your reorganization meeting will be run, read our Reorganization FAQ.

32nd LD  2015-16  Committee Officers and Contacts – Click here

32nd  LD 2016 Platform  – click here

32nd LD 2016 Bylaws and Standing Rules – click here

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32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization
Reorganization Meeting Wednesday December 14th, 2016
7:00PM
Masonic Hall Shoreline, 753 N 185th St, Shoreline
Map

*Festivus Happy Hour 6:30 – 7PM   – Dessert, Drinks, Raffle and silent auction
Reorganization Meeting 7PM – 8PM
Winter Party and Festivus 8PM – 10PM

Below are generic proposed Reorganization Rules. The 32nd Bylaws and Rules Committee will be meeting this month to review the 32nd Bylaws, Rules and Agenda for updates and/or additions. If you are interested in participating on the Committee, please email carin.chase@32democrats.org

Eligible Voters
At the reorganization meeting only Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) elected during the primary election on August 2, 2016 (including any PCOs who were the only candidate to file in their precinct, and were elected without appearing on a ballot) are allowed to vote for the Chair, 1st Vice Chair, State Committeewoman, State Committeeman, and any representative the central committee is authorized to send to other Party organizations, as well as on the adoption or amendment of bylaws.

Eligible voters in elections for other leadership positions and issues are determined by local bylaws (or the rules passed for the reorganization meeting, if local bylaws do not specify.) Proxies are not permitted at reorganization meetings.

UPDATED AGENDA AND RULES 12.12.16

32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization Reorganization December 14th, 2016     7PM

Proposed Agenda

  1. Call to Order by Temporary Chair
  2. Flag Salute
  3. Credential Committee Report
  4. Adoption of the Agenda†
  5. Discussion of Reorganization Procedures
  6. Overview of Election Process
  7. Election of Initial Officers†
    1. Chair
    2. 1st Vice Chair
    3. 2nd Vice Chair
    4. Female Representative to the KCDCC Executive Board
    5. Male Representative to the KCDCC Executive Board
    6. Female Alternate to the KCDCC Executive Board
    7. Male Alternate to the KCDCC Executive Board
    8. Female Representative to the SCDCC Executive Board
    9. Male Representative to the SCDCC Executive Board
    10. Female Alternate to the SCDCC Executive Board
    11. Male Alternate to the SCDCC Executive Board
    12. State Committeewoman
    13. State Committeeman
  8. Election of Additional Officers
    1. Treasurer
    2. Secretary
  9. Ratification of Appointed Officers
  10. Old Business
  11. New Business 
    Announcement of next meeting date
  12. Good of the Order
  13. Adjournment
    †Only PCOs may vote

Reorganization Procedures

  1. Sign-in is required at check-in.
  2. Eligible voters shall be limited to PCOs elected during the August 2, 2016 Primary (including any PCOs who were elected without appearing on a ballot because they were the only person to file in their precincts).
    1. Eligible voters will be issued ballots.
    2. A 50% + 1 majority vote of members present and voting is necessary to approve any vote unless otherwise noted.
  3. The meeting shall be called to order by the Temporary Chair.
    1. The Temporary Chair shall preside until the election of the new Chair.
  4. Election of officers shall proceed in the order as provided in the Bylaws and Standing Rules (as shown in the agenda).
  1. Process for nominating and electing all positions shall be (as described in the Standing Rules):

Section 1. Election of District Chair
A. Each candidate for District Chair will control a total of five (5) minutes for the purpose of nominating, seconding, and nominee speeches.
B. A question–‐and–‐answer (Q&A) period of ten (10) minutes will then follow; the length of this Q&A period may be extended by majority vote of the PCOs present and voting. Questions may not exceed twenty (20) seconds; each nominee’s answer may not exceed one (1) minute.
C. A closing statement by or for each nominee, in the order of nomination may then be made, not to exceed two (2) minutes.
D. As per the Bylaws, voting shall be by signed, written ballot of the PCOs eligible and present to vote, unless a majority of voting members present vote to elect by acclamation.

Section 2. Election of Other Officers
A. Each candidate for office will control a total of three (3) minutes for the purpose of nominating, seconding, and nominee speeches.
B. A question–‐and–‐answer (Q&A) period of five (5) minutes will then follow; the length of the Q&A period may be extended by a majority vote of those present who are eligible to vote on the office. Questions should not exceed twenty (20) seconds; each nominee’s answer should not exceed one (1) minute.
C. A closing statement by or for each nominee, in the order of nomination may then be made, not to exceed one (1) minute.
D. For those offices listed in Article 4 § 1 of the bylaws, voting shall be by signed, written ballot of the PCOs eligible and present to vote, except in instances where a majority of voting members present vote to elect by acclamation. All other offices shall be by raised credential vote, unless by acclamation, or a signed, written ballot is requested.

Section 3. Ratification of Appointed Officers
A. The District Chair will announce the name of the candidate for the appointed office and request a motion for ratification.
B. If present, the nominee may have two (2) minutes to introduce her/himself, followed by a question–‐and–‐answer (Q&A) period not to exceed three (3) minutes. Questions should not exceed twenty (20) seconds.
C. Debate on the motion may follow.
D. A raised–‐credential vote will be taken, unless a member requests a signed, written ballot.
E. When making an appointment at any meeting except the reorganization meeting, the District Chair shall place an announcement of the appointment in the District Newsletter or via email at least 10 days in advance of the meeting where the appointment would be ratified.

Eligibility for officers

Chair, Vice Chairs, and County Representatives – must have been a PCO for 2 years prior to the election unless waived by a ¾ vote of the PCOs

  • 1st Vice Chair must reside in a different county than the Chair
  • All other positions may be held by members or PCOs

 

**Festivus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus
Type:  Secular
Significance: A holiday celebrated by those seeking an alternative to the commercialism and pressures of the Christmas holiday season.
Celebrations:  Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, the aluminum pole, Festivus Food, Festivus miracles