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Official Call to Reorganization!

WEATHER STATEMENT: The meeting will resume as scheduled (7PM Thursday) regardless of weather. If you are an elected PCO who needs better transportation, please seek out help from another elected PCO who has a better vehicle. At least 18 elected PCOs constitutes a quorum. (Rick DeWitt, temporary chair)

The University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences MM5 3-hour precipitation model predicts precipitation to begin after 10PM tonight in Snohomish County.

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On behalf of and as authorized by Chairman Richard Wright of the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee, the elected Precinct Committee Officers of the 44th Legislative District are hereby called to attend the following Biennial Reorganization Meeting of the 44th Legislative Democrats, to take place in two parts at the same location.

Part 1: Saturday December 3rd, 10AM to Noon, and also attend
Part 2: Thursday, December 8th, 7PM to 8:30 PM, at
Fire Station 43 Education Annex
1525 Avenue D
Snohomish, WA 98291

Proposed Agenda
Part 1: Saturday, December 3rd, from 10AM to Noon
1. New Member Orientation, Introduction to Robert's Rules, and Step Up
2. Call to order (by LD Chair), Flag Salute, and Roll Call of 44th LD Elected PCOs
3. Adoption of Reorganization Meeting Agenda and Rules
4. Election of temporary Chair, and appointment of temporary Secretary and Tellers
5. Adoption of 44th LD Bylaws
6. Adoption of 44th LD Standing Rules
7. Adoption of 44th LD Policies and Procedures.
8. During Part 1, the motion "to table until Part 2" shall be in-order.
9. During Part 1, the election of LD Chair and other officers shall be out-of-order.

Part 2: Thursday, December 8th, from 7PM to 8:30AM; 6PM Potluck
1. Roll Call of 44th LD Elected PCOs (by Temporary Chair and Temporary Secretary)
2. Election of 44th Legislative District Chair, and passing of the gavel
3. Election of Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, State Committee Woman, State Committee Man, County Committee Woman, County Committee Man, and Treasurer
4. The new 44th LD Chair may nominate appointed officers at this time.


All are welcome at every General Meeting of the 44th LD Democrats. We meet on the Second Thursday of every month at 7pm, in the Education Annex of Fire Station 43, located at 1525 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98291.

Dues payments will apply to 2016. $24 individual, $12 additional individuals in household, $15 students and seniors, $7.50 additional students and seniors. May be waived upon request.

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Rick DeWitt
Chair, 44th LD Democrats
P.O. Box 14, Snohomish, WA 98291

Our new website is currently under construction here.

New Bylaws

The 44th LD Democrats adopted new bylaws at the reorganization meeting, Part 1, on December 3rd, 2016.

One amendment passed from the floor to insert lines 16 and 17.

The new bylaws are attached.

Nominating Committee Slate

The 44th LD nominating committee has prepared the following slate of candidates for 44th LD elected officers positions for the 7PM December 8th, 2016 meeting. Nominations shall be allowed from the floor on December 8th for each of these positions. Please download the attached file for more details about the candidates.

Chair
□ Tony Shaw
□ Diana McGinness

Vice Chair and Second Vice Chair
□ Chad Byers
□ Diana McGinness
□ Alex Acevedo
□ Kerrie McLaughlin
□ Trey Villanueva

Reorganization Meeting Call, December 3rd and 8th

Official Call to Reorganization

On behalf of and as authorized by Chairman Richard Wright of the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee, the elected Precinct Committee Officers of the 44th Legislative District are hereby called to attend the following Biennial Reorganization Meeting of the 44th Legislative Democrats, to take place in two parts at the same location.

Reorganization - Draft Documents

Our governing documents include the Bylaws, Standing Rules, and Policies and Procedures.

These documents will be considered for adoption at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in the Education Annex of Fire Station 43, 1525 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Only the 2017 class of elected Precinct Committee Officers may vote on their adoption.

The bylaws committee released their draft documents on October 31st. LD Chair Rick DeWitt has been compiling the final versions of the proposed draft documents prior to the call to the reorganization meeting.

Nominations for Reorganization

It is time for our reorganization. The Nomination Committee is, therefore, reaching out to all members seeking nominations, including self-nominations to create a slate of candidates for election.
The entire body, PCOs and members in good standing, will vote for the position of Treasurer.

General Meeting November 10th, 2016

The 44th LD Democrats will have our general meeting on October 13th at 7:00 at Fire Station 43 in Snohomish, 1525 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290.

We will be discussing the election results and charting our path forward to the reorganization meeting.

After the meeting, we expect our website to change dramatically. We will be moving off of Drupal and onto WordPress.

See the new Website, under construction.

Thanks,
Rick DeWitt

October Newsletter

E-Board Meeting October 26, 2016

We will meet at 7PM on Wednesday, October 26th

Location: 1509 148th PL SE, Mill Creek, WA

All are welcome!
Rick DeWitt, Chair

Meeting Date:
Wednesday, October 26 2016

Endorsements

Please print and distribute this Endorsement Flyer!

The 44th LD endorse 18 ballot measures and 17 campaigns:

Endorsed Ballot Measures

Resolution 1610 - Omnibus Endorsements

ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ!

The 44th LD eboard will move the attached omnibus endorsements resolution for consideration on October 13th, 2016. Amendments will be allowed from the floor during debate.

This omnibus resolution proposes the following new endorsements:

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