Meeting held at Ferndale Public Library Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 7:30 pm, November 28, 2000.
Approximately 19 attendees.
Meeting Facilitator: Co-Chairman Larry Cohen
Co-Chairwoman Priscilla Dziubek present
Secretary/Treasurer: Kendra Knorp present
- Call made for new member sign-up
- Minutes read & accepted
- Treasury report: EIN obtained. Expect to get bank account next week.
Hat passed for Jan 21st General Membership Meeting/Potluck = $99.00 raised
for supplying basics of potluck.
Focus on issues
Form Coalitions around issues (not done)
Build a Movement around issues (not done)
Personalize the candidates/Get them seen & heard in person (done well by Zoyes)
Small/Better-focused efforts were more successful (local elections)
Organization is key to success/media/name-recognition/votes (not done)
We made historic gains with the unions
Michigan Congressional Seats recently opened
33rd state district and 2nd state district seats now open. Engler to call special election to fill.
LARRY - PLEASE CLARIFY EXACTLY WHICH DISTRICTS THESE ARE.
Topic tabled until later meeting
General Member Meeting/Potluck
Anyone interested in helping see Larry Choen to be on that committee. Sandu Oliver volunteered to shop at Costco for some items. Bob DuRivage volunteered to assist with dishwashing if we could keep styrofoam cups away.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) hearing to obtain public response to the proposed extension of I-375 over Jefferson Avenue to Woodbridge. Wednesday Nov 29th 3:30-5:00 and 7:00-8:30pm at Christ Church Hall 960 E. Jefferson, Detroit.
Strategic Planning session at Reggie McNulty's house Saturday 10:00 am.
Meeting of Detroit residents at Seldons' house to discuss forming Detroit local, Saturday 11:00am. Contact Martin Seldon.
Hamtramck Councilman Phillip Quick Recall-Fight Fundraiser 1550 Howard @ Trumbull Friday Dec 1st. Contact Reggie McNulty.
Labor Party Meeting @ Unite Union Hall 5pm Dec 13th to discuss running candidates. Pizza. Contact Margaret Gutshell.
Alliance for Democracy meeting December 3rd 2:00-5:00 at Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, contact Shirley Strom for details 356-0698.
Motion: Shall we meet at Ferndale Library again next week?