2024-05-02 General Meeting

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Attendance
Campaign Coordinator: @chima
Membership Coordinator: @HipGnosis
Treasurer: @Turcotte
Other members: @Adri_Martinez @collectivestruggle @Englishpete08 @Joanna @igotallergies @Tanner @Bozzii @Christine Eli and Maritza

@Adri_Martinez, @collectivestruggle, @Englishpete08, @Joanna, @igotallergies, @Tanner , @denis_wells
Present members: 13, 6 in person.
Quorum: 4

Meeting Notes

Thank you to @Joanna for taking Meeting Notes. If any corrections need to be made, please direct your comments to our Secretary, @Robert_H, who will review the recording and update this post as needed.

Opening

  • @chima opened the meeting serving as Meeting Leader

Approval of Minutes

  • 2024-04-04 General Meeting
  • 2024-04-26 Steering Committee Meeting

The minutes were approved as posted and amended. Moved by @chima; seconded by @Joanna; Motion Carried (A).

Reports of Members Sick or in Distress

  • No reports this month.

Reports of Officers and Committees

  • Treasurer: No updates at this time.
  • Secretary: Read message from Students for Justice in Palestine.
  • Membership Coordinator: Dates for upcoming reading groups are May 8th and May 22. Please check Calendar for details.
  • Campaign Coordinator: Later updates

Students for Justice in Palestine

Motion to respond to their message and ask for more information. Offer to forward contact information for interested Members. Moved by @chima; seconded by @Adri_Martinez; motion carried (B)

If you are interested in being connected, please DM @chima.

Unfinished Business

Public Facing Materials Temporary Working Group

  • Need to set next meeting date at the end of the meeting

Dues Only vs Taking Donations

  • Raising funds from only member dues vs. donations from outside members
  • Discussed concerns including being beholden to donors or if organization prioritizes fundraising
  • Moved by @chima; @Bozzii seconded; motion carried (C)

Bylaw Review

Article VI. Steering Committee | Section 6: Treasurer

  • Amendment to clarify that all fundraising efforts must be acknowledged and approved by the Treasurer.
  • Bylaw modification instructing treasurer to record bank statements, invoices, and receipts. Also allow the “President” to sign instruments in addition to the Treasurer.

Article VI. Steering Committee | Section 8: Membership Coordinator

  • Bylaw modification to include educational work and overseeing organizational publications.

New Business

No Votes for Genocide / Free Palestine Focus Campaign

  • @chima and @Bozzii presented on the “No Votes for Genocide” proposal.
  • Pressure Josh Harder to support a ceasefire resolution and stop active support of the genocide
  • Ask people to sign the pledge
  • Phone bank wealthy donors
  • SLC Labor for a Ceasefire
  • Form connections between community groups
  • Membership had a good discussion on how the proposal could play out and how would we like to approach the campaign.
  • Moved by @chima; seconded by @Bozzii; motion carried (G)

Extend Meeting for 30 minutes

WCU Updates

  • New Member Orientation on May 30th
  • Next Social Event on May 23rd

Adjournment

Vote Record

Participant (A) Meeting Minutes (B) Students for Justice in Palestine (C) Outside Funding (D) Bylaw 1 Amendment (E) Bylaw 1 (F) Bylaw 2 (G) No Votes for Genocide (H) Extend Meeting (I) End Meeting
@chima Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
@Adri_Martinez Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
@Tanner Yes Yes Abstain Abstain Abstain Abstain Abstain Yes Yes
@Bozzii Yes Yes Yes Abstain Abstain Yes Yes Yes Yes
@Joanna Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
@Christine Yes Yes
@Turcotte Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
@Englishpete08 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Eli Abstain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
@igotallergies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Abstain Yes
Maritza Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Abstain Yes
@HipGnosis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Abstain
@collectivestruggle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

CORRECTION: My vote was YES on this motion.

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