_Minutes of GNOGP General Membership Meeting 10/26/02 REPORTS o Treasurer's Report: Balance stands at $5.24 as of 10/25. The bulk of pledges and donations have been going to paying back rent for the Palm St. office; $225.00 was paid in the month of October, with an outstanding balance of $450 remaining. o State CC Provisional Reps' Report: The State CC voted to endorse the Stelly Plan, which is to eliminate state sales tax from food, utilities, and prescription drugs. o Sustainable Transit Committee Report: The committee has produced organizing packs which will be used to elicit grassroots support among transit riders. Darlene (343-6365 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) is the contact person for this task. Members of the committee also met with Karen Parsons of the Regional Planning Commission and discussed issues related to the furtherance of the committee's goals. OLD BUSINESS: o General Membership Meeting Time/Place: Consensus at this point is that Sunday afternoons at The ARK, beginning at about 4 or 5 pm, is a good time and place to meet. This was discussed with and okayed by ARK representative Wes. Cost of meeting at The ARK will be $10/hr. A motion was passed setting the meeting time/place for Sundays at 5pm at the ARK. o Committee for Community Based Economics: A motion was passed authorizing the Secretary to inform CBE coordinator Mike Kaplan of the Party's intention to narrow the scope of the committee. Upon speaking with him, the Secretary learned that the committee had not been active over the past few months and that Mr. Kaplan wishes instead to dissolve the committee. o Antiwar Activism: Art Carpenter introduced a motion authorizing the creation of an antiwar working group whose purpose will be to organize GNOGP participation in the movement against war in Iraq. Motion passed. Art Carpenter to coordinate the working group. o Changes to Bylaws: The following motions were made: I: Motion to strike language in article VII of the Bylaws which reads, "Coordinators may not serve as party officers, chapter representatives, or coordinate more than one committee at the same time." This motion passed. II: Motion to eliminate the entire section in the Bylaws headed "State Party Representative," with the understanding that new language will be written into this section at a later date. This motion did not pass, as it was seen as being unnecessary in light of the passage of Motion I. NEW BUSINESS o Nomination/Election of State CC Reps: Provisional State CC reps Cheryl Easton and Jason Neville were nominated and elected as Representatives to the Coordinating Committee of the Green Party of Louisiana. 5 members were in attendance.
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