Minutes January 5, 2021

JC Dems Minutes
Jan. 5, 2021
Bomber Mt. Civic Center Rm 108

In Attendance:
Greg Haas (C), Lois Petersen (S), Jim Shell, (T), and Dudley Case.

Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm.

Treasurer’s Report Our current balance is $1593.59

Minutes of the Nov. 4th meeting were approved as amended.


Announcements from the Chair:

* No one from JC was able to attend WDP’s Dec. State Meeting. A resolution which would secure more voter protections was to be discussed at that meeting, but we don’t know if it passed.
* The WDP has invited all the county Chairs to a round table zoom meeting on Jan 26. If there’s anything you’d like brought to that table please let Greg know.
* The WDP makes a podcast and they recently interviewed Greg for an episode on the topic of what JC Dems had done locally in support of statewide candidates. Greg will share the URL for that podcast when it is available. The already complete episodes of the WDP podcasts can be found here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1352485.

Business old and new:
Discussed at length the ongoing efforts of the JC Democrats to stimulate more input and involvement at the precinct level. We all agreed that we need more involvement from local Democrats as well as safe opportunities for county Dems to talk with one another about political and local issues. Greg proposed several ways to elicit a list of concerns specific to each JC precinct and ideas on how to address those concerns at our monthly meetings. Ideas discussed: social meetings rather than business meetings every other month, more ‘Get To Know Your Fellow Dems’ potlucks like the one held last Jan., backyard socials (weather permitting) possibly organized by precinct chairs with support from the County Committee, short business meetings followed by monthly guest speakers, calls from the County Committee to a rotating selection of precincts about hyper-local concerns which would highlighted at the following monthly meeting in a targeted precinct report.

Greg and Dudley will develop a proposed short list of questions (2-4 only) to be asked by the County Committee – this list will be brought to the Feb. meeting.

With group meetings a continuing concern due to COVID-19, our Feb. 2nd meeting will be conducted online via zoom. Greg will chair the meeting from Room 108 at Bomber Mountain Civic Center, and anyone who would like help using zoom can join him there. The meeting link will be sent out in the call to meeting notices in hopes that more will participate when offered an online connection via the familiar zoom format.

Jim Shell recommended the book ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century‘ by Timothy Snyder.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.

Next meeting: Tues., Feb. 2, 2021 at 7 pm – tranceiving from Bomber Mountain via zoom. Happy New Year to ALL!

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