The meeting started late, at 7:45PM.
Treasurer Joseph Horgan gave his report.
Membership Coordinator Bahram Zandi requested that more advanced and specific announcements of MoCo meetings be made.
CC Delegate Becky Schaaf spoke about the Takoma Park Jazz festival this Saturday (6/11). There is a $60 tabling fee. Outreach Coordinator Mary “Tyrtle” Rooker announced that there is a tabling opportunity on 9/11 (Sunday) from 11AM-6:30PM at the Takoma Park Folk Festival. There is a $45 tabling fee. On 10/2 from 10AM-5PM there will be a tabling opportunity at the Takoma Park Street Festival. There is a $60 tabling fee. Becky announced that on Sunday, October 9th, there is another festival. Also, on Sunday, 9/18 from 11AM-4PM, there is the Gaithersburg Olde Towne Day. Applications are due 7/8 and 8/12. Mary noted that she needs more button supplies; she will call Joseph. Also we need to buy a canopy; again will call Joseph for research. Canopy will be delivered to Banning & Low.
***APPROVED: $45 expenditure for T.P.F.F. tabling fee***
***APPROVED: $60 expenditure for T.P.S.F. tabling fee***
***APPROVED: $60 expenditure for T.P.J.F. tabling fee***
Outreach committee — Mary stated that it needs to reconvene.
Web master Adam Davis implored everyone to PLEASE BLOG ON MOCO WEB SITE (Note to Mr. Davis– this blog is not exactly user friendly! –N.B.). Bahram had concerns regarding security of sensitive information.
Fiesta & Charm City Greens were debated. Yours truly participated in discussion; thus there are no notes. (Except that no consensus was reached and discussion will continue at next month’s meeting and Joseph wants to know why Charm City won’t show up at the CC meetings.)
Mary announced that the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Local will hold it’s unofficial 1st meeting tomorrow from 7:30PM-9PM at 6839 Eastern Ave. (The Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s offices. Many thanks to Mike Tidwell for allowing us to use his office space.)
Report on the Assembly
Co-chair Tim Willard, Alan Matlage, Bahram and Becky spoke. Linda Schade spoke about True Vote Maryland. She’s willing to speak to MoCo. LOTS of people spoke at the Stop The War Panel. Salient fact: U.S. Military budget equals that of the next largest 20 countries combined. Charm City’s application was sent to Rules and Bylaws. There was a workshop on homosexual rights. The International Greens showed the documentary “Life and Death”, about how the I.M.F. destroyed the Jamaican economy. There was a discussion about relieving 3rd world debt. There was discussion about how these astronomical sums of money are unaccounted for in Iraq.
Joseph announced that he wants a Green/Small Business Alliance. John Low mentioned a lack of recyling opportunities. Joseph announced that Kensington First is suing to challenge the Safeway Grocery Store zoning decision. Alan announced that he is looking for a MoCo Petitioning Organizer.
BTW, MoCo needs a permanent Recording Secretary…..