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GPL Convention Planning Meeting Notes

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  • Sean P. Clark
    Below are the notes from the GPL Convention planning meeting held last Saturday. We will be holding a follow up meeting, and will post the date and time to the
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 8, 2007
      Below are the notes from the GPL Convention planning meeting held last
      Saturday. We will be holding a follow up meeting, and will post the
      date and time to the listserv. Please make every effort to attend, or
      email if you can't but can help in some other way. The success of the
      2007 Green Party of Louisiana convention depends on our members.

      Thanks,
      Sean Clark

      for more information, email
      Sean Clark (greenmotive@...)
      or Robert Caldwell (jamais.vu@...)

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      GPL Convention Planning Meeting
      August 4, 2007


      Attending: Robert Caldwell, Bart Everson, Shawn Christy, Lucy Tierny,
      Sean Clark, Brad Ott.

      Bart- facilitator


      I. Location and logistics-

      A. Location options (agree to spend no more than $250 on location,
      with following order of preference:

      St. Mary's Gym- (Malik, free or low cost)
      Andrea Garland's gallery- L'art Noir (free)
      Unitarian Hall (Jefferson & S. Claiborne; Brad)
      Xavier (Bart; reserved but can't be confirmed until 8/12

      Sean Clark and Robert will make decision based on prioritization.


      B. Housing: Lucy offers to hours members from out of city.

      C. Projector- Andrea has offered her projector.
      D. Mailer: see below.
      E. Registration $15 suggested donation (to defray costs of
      convention; no-one will be turned away


      II. Convention Draft Agenda (bylaws, speakers, elections of officers,
      platform, etc. )

      First Draft on GoogleDocs. Discussion tabled.


      III. Mobilizing for turnout

      A. Shawn suggests "hold the date/ address update" mailer.

      B. Sean suggests newsletter mailer, including information on how to
      file for elections, how to subscribe to the listserv, and information
      on the convention.

      1. Sean C. will do first draft 8/8; final draft of mail-out by
      8/10.
      2. mailing party August 11th.
      3. mail out on August 13th.

      C. Robert will draft script. Lucy volunteers to call people on
      Northshore.


      IV. Social

      Food/beverage (including) component of budget.
      Consider St. Mary's (Robert will talk to Malik) and L'art Noir.


      V. Urgency of upcoming statewide election.

      Bart reports on possibilities in state legislature due to term
      limits. Robert reports on urgency of running a statewide candidacy
      (cf: http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/elections/elect-parties.htm)


      VI. Announcements. Brad gives update on Charity Hospital & resolution.
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