Minutes Feb 6, 2024

Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting Minutes
February 6, 2024
Bomber Mountain Civic Center, Room 108

Call to Order:

Chair Greg Haas called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm.
Pledge of Allegiance recited.


There were no additions to the agenda.


Six Central Committee Members.

Secretary Report:

Minutes from the Dec. 5th meeting were read and approved with the correction that our Jan. 2nd business meeting was cancelled and replaced with a zoom meeting on precinct committee people.

Treasurer Report:

Treasurer’s report was presented and approved.

Chair Announcements:

  • Members have been invited into the Legislative Watch Group.
  • College and High School Democrats groups are now starting to form here in WY (at UW, high schools, Casper College)

Old Business:

Johnson County convention 

  • Will be held April 13, 2024
  • Credentials committee (Mary, Dudley, Suzi) will arrive 8:30 am, doors open for check-ins at 9 am, doors close at 10 am and Convention starts at 10:15. 
  • Platform Committee (Kim and Greg) will bring platform suggestions to the April 13, 2024 convention for discussion and approval.
  • Motion made / seconded (Suzi / Mary) to spend up to $300 to secure the Senior Center as the Convention venue. Failed.
  • Motion made / seconded (Suzi / Mary) to spend up to $300 on securing a venue for the Convention. Approved.

Lunch Forums

  • Kim suggested all interested Dems meet at 11:30 at Bozeman Steakhouse on Monday, February 19th (President’s Day) for social time and discussion of common issues.

Ads for Buffalo Bulletin

  • Draft ads were passed around.
  • Motion made/seconded (Dudley / Suzi) to approve one trial ad be sent to the Buffalo Bulletin in the format Greg proposed. Approved.
  • Motion made/seconded (Suzi / Kim) that the Here for Good ad in 3” x 4” size dealing with taxes be first. Approved.

Scholarship Committee 

  • Dudley reported that the Lover’s Raffle Basket raised $130 in Buffalo and $180 in Kaycee
  • Next meeting of the Scholarship Committee will be Feb. 20. 

New Business:

School Board Recruitment

  • Lois reported on the Take Back Our School Boards meeting she attended and asked that any interested in helping identify and recruit potential candidates for the 6 out of 9 open seats in JC contact her.

June 9th event

  • Local band, The Fireants, has offered to perform at a Dems event on June 9th, 2024. 
  • Vikki Chenette has contacted Scott Gall to reserve Kearney Hall for that day.

Banned Book Club

  • Lois suggested we start a Banned Book Club to raise awareness and explore targeted books.
    • Those interested should contact Lois.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • An SCC meeting will be held in Buffalo in Sept. of 2024.
  • The WDP State Convention will be held in Casper on June 1st, 2024.
  • Next monthly CCC Meeting on March 5, 2024 at 6 pm.
  • Comms Call on first and third Tuesdays at 7:00pm
  • County Officer Round-table Zoom March 13, 2024 at 6:00pm


The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.