Washington State Progressive Caucus meeting
7:00pm Saturday January 27, 2018
The quarterly State Central Committee meetings, including our caucus meeting, will be held January 26–28 in Bellingham, at the Four Points Sheraton Bellingham, at 714 Lakeway Drive. In addition to the Sheraton, there are several nearby hotels and AirBNBs. For SCC meeting details, see https://eccwa.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/20171207-wsdcc-meeting-call-to-meeting.pdf.
RSVPing with the state party is not required, but if you are able to before 5:00pm today it will help ensure our caucus can meet in the Mt. Baker room, for which we have obtained an extended reservation. It is free. If you can, do so by 5:00 pm today, January 15, at https://wsdccmeeting.eventsmart.com/events/january-2018-wsdcc-meeting/. Doing so will also mean that when you arrive at the Four Points Sheraton and check in at the state party table, they will give you a name sticker and a schedule of sessions being held.
The Washington State Progressive Caucus meeting, which was originally scheduled from 7:00 to 7:50 pm on Saturday, January 27, has been extended and should end sometime between 8:50 and 9:30 pm to enable consideration of a very full agenda, including at least one if not two resolutions for consideration, the future of our caucus and a “listening session” to give our members the opportunity to express their priorities. There will be no Remote Access available at this meeting, although we plan to provide such access at future meetings.
Note: Both Fred Meyer and Whole Foods are next door. Please feel free to grab sustenance to take into the room, and be sure to pack everything out when leaving.
Signing In at the Caucus Meeting
Please stop by the Mt. Baker room as early as possible after 6:05 pm to check in with WSPC and receive your credential. (It’s impossible to check in 60–185 people within the first 5 minutes of our meeting, which will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.) Depending on the wishes of members present for a scheduled “listening session,” we plan to adjourn the meeting sometime between 8:50 and 9:30 pm.
Members paid and in good standing by Dec 28, 2017 will be credentialed to vote, make motions and comment on motions. All are welcome to attend otherwise, even if not credentialed.
Your proxy can be given to another member in good standing. Members can exercise only two votes total (theirs and one proxy). To be recognized, check with that potential proxy holder for acceptance first and then email:
An agenda, along with a copy of our previous session’s minutes for your review prior to voting to accept them at the meeting and copies of the proposed resolutions will be emailed to you in about a week.
Election of one At-Large Board Member
We will hold an election at this upcoming meeting for an At-Large Board Member who can either take on personally or oversee our IT matters now that Matt Woodward is having to step back to concentrate on other important work. Due to gender balancing in our Bylaws, we encourage males to be nominated, but we are free to consider any candidate willing to be so generous with their time and talent.
If you have a resolution to submit for consideration, please send it ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only current voting members may make a motion for consideration, but all members of the Caucus moderated group on Facebook can promote endorsement of resolutions at https://m.facebook.com/groups/25807497650.
Reminder – Dues Renewal
Current memberships expire after our January 27 meeting. Your $20 renewal will continue your voting membership throughout the remainder of 2018 and through the late January 2019 meeting. Please renew in person at our meeting, through our ActBlue portal: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/waprogressives
or mail to:
Justin Baird, Treasurer, Washington State Progressive Caucus
621 W Nickerson St #3, Seattle, WA 98119