GNOGP Minutes from the 4/22/01 general meeting Items of Old Business: -Reimbursement for Dylan Barr re: Turning Point Road Show -Committee Structure -E-list talks -May Day rally endorsement -Office relocation -ACORN letter re: strikers in Seattle, etc. -State coordinating committee meeting -Entergy report Items for New Business: -Making an all-purpose GNOGP banner Secretary Jason Neville reported that he had lost the last page of the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were nevertheless accepted. Time, place and facilitator for next meeting: Motion that the next meeting be held on Sunday, May 6, at 7PM at the current office-- passes. Jason Neville will facilitate. Announcements: -Report on the FTAA rally which took place the day before -Entergy action on Monday, April 23, at 7AM -No Green Kitchen Motion to move "office relocation" up to the first item under Old business-- passes. Old Business: 1. Office relocation. More details were given regarding the two potential sites of the New GNOGP office. Nothing was presented in writing, however. Hope House-- $180/mo; first two months rent waived; no lease; 60-day notice prior to leaving. Contact: Don Everard at 525-2561. Warehouse-- $300/mo; $450 accrued in "sweat equity"; standard 6-month renewable lease; use of warehouse space for public events (where tickets are sold) would require insurance fee; Steve will sign the lease if we decide to move in. Motion to limit comments to 2 minutes per turn for this discussion-- passes. Motion to vote on warehouse. Motion withdrawn Les Evenchick proposed that no lease be signed prior to being presented to the general membership for approval. Motion to move into warehouse when it is ready-- passes with 6 in favor, 1 opposed, and 1 abstention. 2. Reimbursement of Dylan Barr Motion to send a home-made thank-you card to Dylan on behalf of the GNOGP-- passes. Bart Everson volunteers to make and send the card. 3. Committee Structure Motion to declare any committee that has not made a report for two consecutive general meetings "defunct." Motion to table above motion until the next meeting-- passes. Motion that the discussion of committee structure will be the main topic of the next general meeting, i.e. first item on the agenda after announcements-- passes. 4. E-lists Motion to establish an Orleans Greens discussion e-list. Amendment: That Les will establish and moderate said list. Amendment accepted as friendly; motion passes. Les will bring more detailed information to the next general meeting. 5. May Day Rally Endorsement Motion to endorse May Day Rally without endorsing the specific demands of the May Day Organizing Committee-- passes. Break to evaluate and prioritize the rest of the agenda. Motion to move discussion of the all-purpose banner to the next meeting-- passes. 6. ACORN Letter Jason sent a letter to Wade Rathke and had yet to receive a response. Discussion tabled to the next general meeting. 7. State coordinating committee meeting All locals asked to vote on the State committee's recommendation for voting requirements at the state convention. State committee recommends that only persons who have filled out a membership form and attended at least one local meeting prior to the convention be allowed to vote at the convention. GNOGP approves, but only with the following proviso: that each local must keep records of all persons attending each local general meeting. Motion for facilitator to read announcements at the beginning of each general meeting. Announcements must be submitted to the facilitator at or before the beginning of the meeting-- passes. Motion to set quorum for a meeting at 10 members-- passes. Meeting adjourned!
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