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Agenda November 2, 2021

Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
November 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Bomber Mountain Civic Center, Rm 108
Also on Zoom! Register first, please!

Agenda

7:00pm Call to order
7:04pm Minutes & Money & Chair Announcements
7:08pm Business, old, but new again
2022 Election:

  • Candidates, Trainings, Offices
  • Precinct Committee Seats w/Guest Ted Hanlon
  • Platform/Position Paper Top Five Priorities
    7:52pm Announcements from the Floor
    Upcoming Meetings
    Other?
    7:59 Adjourn



    Agenda August 3, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
    August 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    Bomber Mountain Civic Center, Rm 108

    Agenda

    7:00pm Call to order
    7:04pm Minutes & Money & Chair Announcements
    7:08pm Announcements from the Floor
    7:15pm Old Business
    Sheridan/JC Kearney Hall event June 26 update
    State Central Committee Meeting
    7:25 New Business
    Guest Speakers, Meeting Schedule
    August Special Election

  • Test date for election equipment: Aug 6 @ 9:30am
  • Information and opinions
  • Other?
    7:55 Adjourn



    Kick Up Your Heels

    Sheridan/Johnson County Dems “Round-Up”
    Sat., June 26th, 4-8 pm at Kearney Hall, Banner, WY
    (Just 15 min. from Buffalo)

    Suggested Donation of $10.00 for folks 13 years and up to help cover band and hall rental.

    The June 26th Democrat Round Up is less than 2 weeks away. Let’s show the WY State Democratic Party and Sheridan County Dems that Johnson County Democrats are active and know how to have a good time.

    The event offers games for kids and adults, raffles, a silent auction, good food, live music, and even the opportunity to dance, if you are so inclined. And the venue is beautiful! Kearney Hall, located just 15 minutes from Buffalo, has been newly remodeled and the scenery from the large new veranda is stunning.

    Several JC Dems have volunteered to help with set up and some are helping by bringing side dishes to share. We can always use more help with clean-up so if you can stay a bit after 8 pm to help with that, please let us know.

    To help the most, please call all your JC left leaning friends and ask them in person to join you at Kearney Hall on June 26th. A lot of work has gone into planning and preparing this event, so please come and join us!




    Agenda June 1, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
    June 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    via Zoom.us, register by Clicking Here to receive invitation.

    Agenda

    7:00pm Call to order
    7:05pm Introduce Guest Speaker
    7:06pm Guest Presentation
    “Learn more from long-time staff Shannon Anderson about the work Powder River Basin Resource Council does to conserve Wyoming’s air, land, water, and wildlife, and protect our quality of life. Shannon will focus on current issues in Northeast Wyoming and briefly touch on the organization’s state-wide priorities, including at the Wyoming legislature.”
    7:30pm Apologies from The Chair
    7:32pm Minutes & Money
    7:35pm Old Business
    Sheridan/JC Kearney Hall event June 26 update
    7:47 New Business
    July 6 Meeting
    Other?
    7:55 Adjourn



    Minutes May 4, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party

    Business Meeting

    May 4, 2021

    Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Greg Haas, Chair.

    Attendance in person: Lorajane Kessler, Mitch Black, Suzi Black, Jim Shell, Bill McIntyre, Mary Van Auken, Lois Petersen, Sharon Case, Dudley Case, Greg Haas

    Attendance online: Vikki Chenette

    Greg lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Treasurer Report – Suzi Black

    As of May 4th, there was $1,764.59 in the bank account. There is also a check from Act Blue for $96.05 and an anonymous donation of $100.00.

    Secretary Report – Dudley Case

    Lois Petersen made a motion to approve the minutes for the April 6th business meeting. Mary Van Auken seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    Chair Announcements – Greg Haas

    All the JC Dems officers have signed the signature cards at the bank.

    If you are interested in attending the WDP Labor Caucus meeting by Zoom contact Greg Haas for details.

    The Bighorn National Forest Steering Committee will be holding a virtual meeting on May 5th from 10:30 am to 3:15 pm via Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in attending the meeting contact Greg Haas for details or visit the Bighorn National Forest website. [Correction: Was the BLM, not Nat’l Forest. My mistake. -Greg]

    On Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) the National Democratic Training Committee is holding the Western Regional Boot Camp training if you are running for office or working on a campaign in 2021 or 2022. If you are interested in attending contact Greg Haas for details.

    Old Business:

    1. June 1st JC Dems Business Meeting – Greg Haas

    In lieu of the 7:00 pm June 1st JC Dems Business Meeting Greg has arranged for Shannon Anderson from the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC) to make a presentation about the PRBRC.

    Mary Van Auken made a motion to approve Shannon Anderson as a speaker in lieu of the normal business meeting. Vikki Chenette seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    Vikki Chenette made a motion to hold this meeting at the Johnson County Public Library in the large conference room and have it open to the general public. Lois Petersen seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    Suzi Black made a motion to allow the JC Dems Central Committee to find an alternate venue should the public library room not be available. Lorajane Kessler seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    Vikki Chenette, Greg Haas and Lois Petersen volunteered to work on the publicity (community calendar, flyer, press release, etc.) for this event.

    2. May 19th JC Dems Luncheon Forum – Bill McIntyre

    The luncheon forum will be held at noon at the Par & Grill restaurant at the Buffalo Golf Course.

    Thirteen democrats attended the April 21st luncheon forum at the Par & Grill.

    3. Sheridan County and Johnson County Democrats Concert Update – Lois Petersen

    This event will be held on Saturday, June 26 at Kearney Hall from 4:00 to about 8:00 pm. There will be a live band, dancing, a raffle, food and outdoor activities. The hall is located on old Highway 87 and may be accessed from the Piney Creek exit off of I-90.

    Lois Petersen asked that items for the raffle be given to her before June 1st.

    The hall and band will each cost $200, and tables may need to be rented. There will also be publicity costs for such things as postcards, and food costs for such items as sloppy joes and hot dogs. Therefore, a $10 donation will be requested from each attendee.

    Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass around.

    On June 1st there will be a planning meeting at 3:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lois Petersen.

    Volunteers will be needed for cooking, desserts, recycling, set up and clean up.

    There will be an effort to get young people to attend this event.

    Lois Petersen made a motion for the JC Dems to financially help with this event up to $200. Jim Shell seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    4. Precinct Highlights – Dudley Case

    Democratic members in precincts 2-14, 5-9 8-11 and 9-12 were contacted.

    Dudley called 21 members and got two new email addresses and discovered three wrong phone numbers.

    There were two suggestions for guest speakers. One, was to have someone talk on the issue of lack of access to Wyoming public lands, and, two, to have someone talk about the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

    Several Democratic members also said that they would try to make one of the luncheon forums.

    New Business:

    Greg Haas mentioned that Erin O’Doherty has started a Wyoming Dems Book Club. There will be a meeting of the club on May 23rd at 4:00 pm. The first book that will be discussed is Harvest the Vote by Jane Kleeb, which is about how Democrats can win back rural America.

    If you are interested in more information about the book club, please contact Greg Haas. Mitch Black, Vikki Chenette and Bill McIntyre expressed an interest in getting more information about the club.

    Announcements from the floor:

    Lois Petersen stated that a Sheridan Committee Action Team has been formed. The committee will be lobbying local officials on Medicaid expansion in Wyoming. They will be formulating a script for calls made to officials.

    Greg Haas announced that he had attended the WDP precinct committee training. As part of the training the instructor said that Dems should not be afraid to wear Democratic hats and t-shirts.

    Jim Shell stated that he still has some copies of the book On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder if anyone would like a copy.

    Announcements of upcoming meetings:

    1. June 1st JC Dems Guest Speaker meeting at 7:00 pm. Location: TBA

    2. May 19th Luncheon Forum at the Par & Grill restaurant at the Buffalo Golf Course at noon.

    3. June 26th Sheridan and JC Dems Concert event at Kearney Hall at 4:00 pm.

    4. July 6 JC Dems Monthly Meeting.

    Lois Petersen made a motion that this meeting should be a business meeting in part to talk about future guest speakers for our meetings. Bill McIntyre seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    Next Monthly Meeting:

    June 1st at 7:00 pm. Location: TBA

    Adjournment:

    Greg Haas adjourned the meeting at 7:56 pm.




    Agenda May 4, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
    May 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    via Zoom.us, register by Clicking Here to receive invitation.

    Agenda

    7:00pm Call to order
    7:05pm Pledge, Check in, introduce, announce as needed, approve/amend agenda
    7:15pm Treasurer, Secretary and Chair Announcements
    Minutes, money, Luncheon, Bank, WDP Labor Caucus Elections, Bighorn NF Steering Committee Virtual Meeting
    7:20 Old Business
    June 1st Speaker Event
    Sheridan/JC Kearney Hall event June 26 update
    Precinct Highlights
    7:40 New Business
    Book Club
    7:45 Announcements from the floor
    7:50 Announce upcoming meetings
    Next Monthly Meeting: ???, 2021
    Other?
    7:55 Adjourn



    Agenda April 6, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
    April 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    via Zoom.us, register by Clicking Here to receive invitation.

    Agenda

    7:00pm Call to order
    7:05pm Pledge, Check in, introduce, announce as needed, approve/amend agenda
    7:15pm Treasurer, Secretary and Chair Announcements
    Minutes, money, etc.
    Notary Public
    7:20 Old Business
    Elections
    Luncheon
    Precinct Highlights
    7:35 New Business
    Groups/Clubs
    Book, Movie, Activism
    WDP April Trainings
    7:45 Announcements from the floor
    7:55 Announce upcoming meetings
    Next Monthly Meeting: ???, 2021
    Other?
    8:00 Adjourn



    2021 Reorganization Meeting

    Johnson County Democratic Party

    For Immediate Release

    Date:
    February 10, 2021
    Contact:
    Greg Haas, Chairman
    307-684-7398
    email

    Johnson County Dems Leadership Election

    Buffalo, WY– Over the next few months the Johnson County Democratic Party and the Wyoming Democratic Party will be electing leaders to forge the way to 2022 elections.

    The Johnson County Party elections will take place on March 20, 2021, online, starting at 10:00am. Invitations can be obtained by registering on the Johnson County Democratic Party’s website: https://jcdemswyo.org/zoom.

    Election of county leadership will take place in March and state leadership in April. In March, those who make up the voting members of a county’s central committee, will vote for their county’s Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and a State Committeeman and Committeewoman. Any registered Democrat may run for an officer position.




    Agenda March 2, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
    March, 2 2021 at 7:00 PM
    Bomber Mtn Civic Center – Room 108
    ALSO via Zoom.us, register below to receive invitation. (the form scrolls in the box)

    Agenda

    7:00pm Call to order
    7:05pm Pledge, Check in, introduce, announce as needed, approve/amend agenda
    7:15pm Treasurer, Secretary and Chair Announcements
    Minutes, money, etc.
    7:20 Old Business
    Campaign contributions
    County Reorg Meeting – March 20, 2021
    Precinct Highlights
    MiniVAN
    7:45 New Business
    County Officer Election (docs)
    7:55 Announcements from the floor
    8:05 Announce upcoming meetings
    Next Monthly Meeting: April 6, 2021
    Other?
    8:15 Adjourn



    Agenda February 2, 2021

    Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting
    February, 2 2021 at 7:00 PM
    Bomber Mtn Civic Center – Room 108
    via Zoom.us, find link in email

    Agenda

    7:00pm Call to order
    7:05pm Pledge, Check in, introduce, announce as needed, approve/amend agenda
    7:08pm Special Business
    Zoom upgrade account/expense – Accept motion from the floor to pay for month to month zoom account.
    7:15pm Treasurer, Secretary and Chair Announcements
    Minutes, money, etc.
    Trainings: WyoDems, NDTC, ESPC
    7:20 Old Business
    Precinct Questions
    Precinct Highlights
    Guest speakers for meetings this year (Speaker club?)
    Local candidates
    7:40 New Business
    County Convention:

    • Bylaws – Share those paragraphs pertinent to the County Convention
    • Chair will accept motions from the floor to decide time, date and location/method of County Convention.
    7:55 Announce upcoming meetings
    Next Monthly Meeting: March 2, 2021
    Other?
    8:15 Adjourn