January Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MEMBERS

OF LONGMONT AREA DEMOCRATS

HELD JANUARY 16, 2008

A Regular Meeting of the Members of Longmont Area Democrats was held January 16, 2008

at the Longmont Public Works Center 375 Airport Road, Longmont, Colorado 80503, commencing

at approximately 7:12 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President Marilyn Hughes who presided. Board Secretary

Jack Wolfe, acted as Secretary of the meeting.

Thirty-five members and guests were present.

4th C.D. CANDIDATEPresident Hughes introduced Betsy Markey, candidate for the 4th Congressional District

Representative’s seat and her campaign chairperson, Anne Caprara. Mrs. Markey gave a short speech

and then answered questions from the audience.

CAUCUS PROCESS

President Hughes introduced County Democratic Party Chair Deb Gardner, who gave a

review of “The Big Picture” of the caucus process that will be used on February 5th. She noted that

those who are unsure what precinct they reside in, or where that precinct will caucus can find the

information at www.bouldercountydems.org. There is also a short survey of the party platform on

that site that people can download, complete and return on caucus night.

After the presidential preference poll is completed, delegates will be selected at each

precinct’s caucus to attend the county convention and assembly to be held at Skyline High School

on March 15th. Since Mark Benner of Washington County has announced his intention to run for

U.S. Senate against Mark Udall, that race will be the centerpoint for the County Assembly.

Ms. Gardner concluded with her often repeated mantra about local politics: “It’s All About

Showing Up!”

BUSINESS MEETING

Since time was short, President Hughes suggested that the discussion of the revision to the

LAD Bylaws be continued at the February meeting of members. Upon motion duly made, seconded

and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED, that discussion of the proposed revision to the LAD Bylaws be tabled until

the February 6, 2008 meeting of members.

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Board Treasurer Bob Norris gave a brief Treasurer’s Report. He then discussed activities by

Latinos United for Political Engagement (LUPE), and announced that the LAD Board was

recommending that LAD make a $50.00 contribution to LUPE. Following discussion, and upon

motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried it was

RESOLVED, that a $50.00 donation be made to LUPE from LAD’s small donor committee

account.

NEXT MEETING

President Hughes announced that the regular February meeting of members would be held

February 6, 2008, at the Public Works Center, and that State Senator Brandon Shaffer would be

present to discuss issues before the current legislative session. Representatives Pommer and

Weismann have also been invited to participate.

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the meeting, it was adjourned at approximately

8:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jack P. Wolfe

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