SCDP BOARD ELECTION        FOR SCDP MEMBERS ONLY

October 23, Monday night, signals the final nomination process for the Sheboygan County Democratic Party Board and Officers.  Since the last election, there have been many expressed views regarding national, state, and local issues, goals, strategies, selection, vetting of candidates and action plans.  Please come and hear the candidates voice their goals and issues as you, the membership, develop the ballot.

Elections for the Sheboygan County Democratic Party Board will be held on November 27, 2017, at a membership meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan.  Because of a past motion (made 2 years ago) all current board members terms will expire this year.  So, the election process is as follows:

The Nomination Committee ( Mari Falk, Jeanne Hamilton, Deb Klock, Patti VandeHei, Anita Klein) will accept names of people who want to run for a board position.  A slate of people who have declared that they wish to run will appear on the ballot without nomination at the membership meeting.  Robert’s Rules of Order indicates this is the appropriate procedure.

Nominations may be made from the floor at the membership meeting on October 23, 2017, at the Labor Hall (1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan) at 7:00 p.m.  Each candidate must have a nominator and a second to be on the ballot.   A ballot will be prepared after the October meeting listing all candidates for the November 27 membership election meeting.  You must be present to vote.  Those winning the election take office at the January 2018 meeting.

Because of the changes in the Board structure that were made in our Constitution, we will be voting for a total of eleven board members as follows:  

According to the Constitution, Article VII, Section 1, “The Chair, First Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair, and three (3) members-at-large shall be elected in odd years (2 year term).  The Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and two (2) members-at-large shall be elected in even years (1 year term).”  The different term lengths are because the Constitution was changed to staggered terms.  

The current slate prepared by the Nominations Committee is as follows:

Chair – Anita Klein; First Vice-Chair – Ryan Burg;  Second –Vice-Chair – Carol Zoran;  Secretary – Deb Klock; Treasurer – Cody Gabrielson;  Parliamentarian — ?;  5 at-large board members:  Barbara Alvarez, Carol Falk, Jeanne Hamilton, Mari Falk, Patti VandeHei.

If you are interested in running for a position, you must indicate which position.   If you have any questions, please contact a committee member.   The duties of each office are listed in the Constitution and can be viewed on the web page:  www.sheboygandems.com.

Mari Falk – [email protected]; Jeanne Hamilton – [email protected]; Deb Klock – [email protected]; Patti VandeHei – [email protected]; Anita Klein – [email protected].

ALSO, some memberships have lapsed.  You must be a member in good standing to participate in the election process.  Contact Membership Chair Patti VandeHei ([email protected]) for information.  Membership renewals five (5) days or less before the meeting may not have been processed in the state records.  Please bring a copy of the verification.          

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will meet at Mead Public Library in the Rocca Room on October 11, at 6:30 p.m.

 

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, ANDY GRONIK will sit down with 5 young community leaders who are already shaping the future of Sheboygan as they discuss what the next Governor needs to do to build a Wisconsin where young people stay and invest in their communities.  This will be on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at 3 Sheeps Tap Room, 1837 North Avenue, Sheboygan.  The public is welcome.  Please join us.

 

JFK DINNER.  The 6th CD is sponsoring the JFK dinner on October 29, 2017, beginning at 4:00 p.m. with social time, 5:00 p.m. dinner and 6:00 p.m. speaker and presentation of this year’s award.  The cost is $30 per person, $20 for students, $350 for a table of           Deadline for registration is October 23.  Cost per ticket is $50 after that date.  It will be held at the UW-Oshkosh Student Center in Oshkosh.  Tickets are available by calling Anita Klein (920-980-3963) or on line at Act Blue at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jfkdinner2017.

 

      

SCDP FALL DINNER will be on November 5, 2017, at Town & Country Club, W1945 Co. Rd J, Sheboygan.  Social Hour begins at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., and our program at 6 p.m.  There will also be a silent auction and the Flossie Meyer Volunteer Award will also be presented.  Tickets are $30 per person, $20 for students, and can be purchased on Act Blue (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/falldinner2017) or by calling Mary Jo Stoelb at 920-627-3122.

Our featured speaker will State Rep. Gordon Hintz, Minority Leader of the State Assembly.  Rep. Hintz was recently re-elected to his 6th term in the State Assembly (2017-2019 legislative session).  He was appointed a ranking member of the legislature’s Budget Committee and the Joint Committee on Finance.

Please join us for an informative and enjoyable evening.

 

               

 

JOIN SHEBOYGAN, OZAUKEE, AND MANITOWOC COUNTIES FOR A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORM on November 11, 2017. (Veterans Day)  The event will be held at the Emil Mazy Hall, 5425 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan.  The program will begin at noon with a candidate mixer.  A cash bar will be open.  The forum will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  From 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. there will be a discussion among the attendees.  All announced candidates have been invited to participate.  This event is co-hosted by Manitowoc, Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties.  For more information contact:  Anita Klein, [email protected]; Perry Duman, [email protected]; or Sherrie Richards, [email protected]

 

UPCOMING ELECTIONS:  (This includes a correction)

 

October 23, a Monday night, signals the final nomination process for the Sheboygan County Democratic Party Board and Officers.  Since the last election, there have been many surfacing views regarding national, state, and local issues, goals, strategies, selection, and vetting of candidates and action plans.  Please come and hear the candidates voice their goals and issues as you, the membership, develop the ballot.

Elections for the Sheboygan County Democratic Party Board will be held on November 27, 2017, at a membership meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan.  Because of a past motion (made 2 years ago) all current board members terms will expire this year.  So, the election process is as follows:

The nominations committee ( Mari Falk, Jeanne Hamilton, Deb Klock, Patti VandeHei, Anita Klein) will accept names of people who want to run for a board position.  They have put together a slate of people who wish to run.  These names will appear on the ballot without nomination at the membership meeting.  I have checked Robert’s Rules of Order and have found out that this is the way it is done.

 There will also be a membership meeting on October 23, 2017, at the Labor Hall (1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan) at 7:00 p.m. for nominations from the floor.  Each candidate must have a nominator and a second to be on the ballot.   A ballot will be prepared after that meeting with all candidates.  That ballot will be voted at the November 27 membership meeting.  You must be present to vote.  Those winning the election take office at the January 2018 meeting.

Because of the changes in the Board structure that were made in our Constitution, we will be voting for a total of eleven board members as follows:  

According to the Constitution, Article VII, Section 1, “The Chair, First Vice-Chair, Second Vice Chair, and three (3) members-at-large shall be elected in odd years.  The Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and two (2) members-at-large shall be elected in  even years.”

The different term lengths are because the Constitution was changed to staggered terms.  This will get the staggered terms started.

The slate that has been prepared by the Nominations Committee is as follows:

Chair – Anita Klein; First Vice-Chair – Tim Lorenz;  Second –Vice Chair – Carol Zoran;  Secretary – Deb Klock; Treasurer – Cody Gabrielson;  Parliamentarian — ?; 5 at-large board members:  Barbara Alvarez, Ryan Burg, Carol Falk, Jeanne Hamilton, Mari Falk, Patti VandeHei.

If you are interested in running for a position, you must decide which position.   If you have any questions, please contact a committee member.   The duties of each office is listed in the Constitution and can be viewed on the web page:  http://www.sheboygandems.com/constitution

Mari Falk – [email protected]; Jeanne Hamilton – [email protected]; Deb Klock – [email protected]; Patti VandeHei – [email protected]; Anita Klein – [email protected].

ALSO, some of your memberships have recently lapsed.  You must be a current member in order to participate in the election process.  Contact Membership Chair Patti VandeHei ([email protected]) for information if you are not sure.  If you have sent your membership in five (5) days or less before the meeting, bring a copy of the verification to the meeting.  It may not have been processed yet in the state records.

 

Anita Klein, Chair