Minutes April 2, 2024

Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting Minutes
April 2, 2024
Bomber Mountain Civic Center, Room 108

Call to Order:

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Vice Chair Mary Van Auken
Pledge of Allegiance recited.


Approved as presented


4 members of the Central Committee. David Olscamp (running for President on the Democratic Primaries in Idaho and Wyoming) attended as a guest.

Secretary Report:

Minutes of the March meeting were approved with the following amendment –

  • Under Agenda – The JUNE 9th Event at Kearney Hall (not July as reflected in the minutes)

Treasurer Report:

The current balance sheet was handed out and approved as presented.

Chair Announcements:

  • Greg will be back on April 4th

Old Business:

  • Convention Details:
    • Mary went over the procedures related to the Convention and intended outcomes
    • Dudley, Mary and Suzi met in March to review convention procedures and forms in the 2024 County Convention Guide.
    • Lunch at the convention will consist of the following: soup – Lois, veggie tray – Mary, muffins – Kim, cookies – Suzi, brownies – Sharon, beverages and plates/plasticware – Lois
    • Lois will pick up the key to the library on April 12th
    • Set up will start at 8am, doors will open at 9 and close at 10, meeting will begin at 10:15.
    • Lois provided a draft script that precinct chairs can opt to use in reminding their precinct members about the convention and other upcoming JC Dems events
    • It was suggested that the dates for upcoming events be shared on the JC Dems listserv
    • Discussed the need for an article in the Buffalo Bulletin reminding all voters of the voter deadlines and potential problems caused by purging. Kim will follow up with the Buffalo Bulletin staff about this.
  • Scholarship:
    • Dudley reported there are 15 applications to consider at this time.
    • The next meeting of the Scholarship Committee is scheduled for April 8th, 11 am at the library.
  • Bulletin Ads
    • Suggestions for any new Here for Good ads was tabled until next meeting.

New Business:

  • None

Announcements from the floor:

  • Mandy at state headquarters sent out an email announcement of an online zoom meeting with our WY Dem legislators set for April 9th from 7- 9 pm. ALL WY democrats are invited to ask them questions, and we can show our support for all they do by attending this zoom meeting.
  • Lunch with Dems scheduled for April 25 at noon. Bozeman Trail Steakhouse.


  • Meeting was adjourned at 7:23.