December 7, 2005 Minutes

Minutes of the December 7, 2005 meeting of the Longmont Area Democrats

Submitted by Kathy Simon, Secretary

6:30 pm at 375 Airport Road, Longmont, CO

Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the Annual Pot Luck Dinner. We began eating at 6:30 pm.

President Lee Springer called the meeting to order at 7:10 after most people had finished their main courses. Angie Paccione, 4th CD candidate, was introduced along with other distinguished guests: Tom McCoy, Karen Benker, Hillary Hall, and Chris Berry.

Bob Roy, Chair of the Nominating Committee, presented a slate of candidates for next year’s officers. The slate was as follows:

President: Deb Gardner

Vice President: Shari Malloy

Treasurer: Pat Davis

Secretary: Richard Hansen

Nominating Committee: Maggie VanVliet, Sue Bridgeman, and Marilyn Hughes.

Tom McCoy moved and Wanda Sterner seconded the motion that we unanimously elect the slate. That motion passed and the slate was welcomed as officers-elect for the year 2006.

President Elect Deb Gardner introduced the new officers who stood up to be congratulated. She then announced that we would be donating $100 to the OUR Center besides the food collected tonight.

She and Shari Malloy next gave out many creative and amusing awards to those who worked so hard last year. A gift certificate to Hard Copy went to Mike Dennison for his great work on our web site. He will continue this job in the coming year.

Angie Paccione, candidate for Congressional District 4, spoke briefly about the progress of her campaign. By the end of December she will have raised over $250,000. At most house parties they raise $2,500 to $3,000. She joked that she doesn’t like the way people on the phone will agree to send money to the campaign even before they know much about her; they are just happy to find a candidate running against the infamous incumbent. Angie Paccione needs volunteers on her staff which is mostly located in Ft. Collins. Go to

The next meeting will be held on the usual first Wednesday of the month, January 4, 2006 at 7 pm at 375 Airport Road. Dues of $10 per year per member are now due for the year 2006. The meeting was adjourned while all enjoyed desserts and paid dues.

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