Agenda for May 7, 2017

The next Green Party of New Milford organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM — and don’t forget, it’s a potluck! The agenda is below. We hope to see everyone there!

  • Welcome / Introductions
    • Sign up sheet » passaround
    • Introductions: full name, occupation, home location, party affiliation, # years registered / resident
    • Green Party Values (for new folks)
  • Old business
    • Minutes submitted from previous meeting, April 2, 2017 » Correct / accept
    • Contacted registered NMG’s for this mtg: FB group & event, email, cal ann
    • Rules: Modified consensus.  Justine to do mini-training.
    • Rebranding: from New Milford Greens to Green Party of New Milford (GPNM or GPNMCT) » Redo logo type
    • Town political party and GPCT chapter requirements:
      • Mission statements/by-laws/constitution » RJS and Colin working on draft» complete after officer elections and submit for consideration at next meeting.
      • Officers 2017 NMGP town committee — registered NMG’s only may run or vote
        • Meeting chair – Nominated, Ron J. Suresha
        • Treasury chair – Nominated: Joe DeGregorio
        • Secretarial chair – Nominated: Colin Cogle
      • Nominations / Vote on 2017 Officers
      • Connecticut Green Party chapter requirements: 3 meetings with at least 5 registered Greens
    • Finances: Expenses, funding, and donations
      • Cash on hand: $212 (Ron/Rocco donated $50)
      • New banner bought from New Milford Printing, $31.  Justine offered to cover the cost.
      • Postal address: we’re now using Ron’s box: 137 Danbury Road #123, New Milford, CT 06776
      • New WordPress blog/website.  Domain and hosting: newmilfordgreenparty.org?
      • Bank account – credit union
      • Postage
      • Facebook page
      • Email account
      • Phone: how can we get a free number?
      • Email list service (MailChimp, etc.)?
      • Hat pass
    • Candidates (elected and appointed) for municipal committees and council
      • Ron J. Suresha confirmed for Historical Properties Commission, will likely head committee.
      • Joe DeGregorio, town council 2017 — not running
      • Other prospects for local Greens?
      • »Pass around list of appointed committee vacancies — how to apply for positions
    • Actions
      • GPNM co-sponsored the Climate March, 4/29
      • GPCT elections, annual meeting 4/30
      • Next GPCT meeting in Portland: Ron to request state chapter status for GPNM.
      • Young’s Field Riverfront Inauguration Celebration – June 17
      • Village Fair Days – Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29
        • » Need $350 for space
        • » Need to staff both days
        • » Need certificate of liability insurance
        • Tent, tables, chairs: we have
        • » Free option: hang out on south end of town green with clipboards, voter registration forms, GPNM card including info on next meeting dates.
      • Registration drive Saturdays during Farmers’ Market; “Greens on the Green”
      • Town ordination of fracking ban.  Use Kent/New London town resolution as model.
      • Spring: Greenway cleanup volunteers
      • Local procedures for filing citizen petitions.
      • »  LTE’s to Spectrum:
        • Sanctuary City
        • Fracking
        • Tank
      • Other ideas?

This agenda is also available as a PDF.