Houston NORML June Meeting Minutes
HOUSTON NORML MINUTES
June 20, 2008
The Houston NORML meeting was called to order by Steve at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2008 at the West Gray Café. Twelve (12) members and/or guests were in attendance.
NEWS (3): Republican National Convention
Duane reported that NORML's presence at the Republican National Convention was successful. He emphasized the encouragement and excellent response he received to the issues of medical marijuana and hemp as a fuel source. He was able to distribute information regarding Hemp.
It was also reported that Ron Paul has officially withdrawn from the Republican 2008 presidential race.
TREASURY REPORT (4):
Cheryl reported on the treasury as was posted in the meeting agenda.*
ELECTIONS (5) :
Steve reiterated the nominations made in June for Houston NORML officers. Jim motioned that the nominees be elected to position. The motion was seconded, a vote was called and the motion passed unanimously. The new officers for fiscal year 08-09 are:
Vice President: Jim
Duane will continue as Chapter Historian.
*(4) TREASURER REPORT, cont.
Duane shared a new acquisition of Hempstorian Artifacts: original 1848 Congressional Record: Motion to Suspend Rules to Acquire Hemp for Navy. Duane gave a brief history of the document and explained its intrinsic value.
John, Treasurer, inquired about the current inventory of artifacts. The issue was briefly discussed, and will be revisited by Chapter officers as appropriate.
Open Floor (7):
Super High Me: The logistics and venue of showing this film as a NORML event was discussed and tabled for later consideration of private screenings of the movie.
Fall Event: Planning for a Fall Fundraising event was discussed and tabled for an upcoming meeting.
New Officers Meeting: Cheryl discussed having an introductory board meeting with the new officers, date, place and time to be determined.
Treasurer Comments: As new treasurer, John reminded Houston NORML members to groom themselves before presenting to a political representative.
Next Meeting (6)
It was announced that the next open meeting of Houston NORML will take place on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at West Gray Café.
There being no further business, a motion was made for dismissal of the meeting. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at approximate 9:40 p.m.
by: Kimmarie Rojas, Chapter Secretary
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> ELECTIONS (5) :
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