steering committee 5-20-20

Greater Palatine Area Democrats Steering Committee

Agenda for May 20, 2020

  • Welcome & Ballot Z-- Committeeperson Maria Galo (7:15)
  • Endorsement of Joe Biden for President (7:25)
  • Treasurer’s report – Kathy Feingold, Treasurer (7:30)
  • Fall Fundraiser Committee Report-- Matt Flamm (7:35)
  • Precinct Captains Committee – Patrick Watson & Maria Galo (7:40)
    1. Revitalizing PC program -- brainstorm ideas for recruitment, appreciation, recognition
    2. Summer GPAD PC Action
  • Communications Committee – Hal Snyder (shares diagnostics on NB and FB) (7:50)
  • Steering Committee Development: Maria Galo   (7:55)
  • Candidate Development:  Maria Galo (8:00)
    • Report on first Candidate Strategy meeting on April 22
    • Panel on strategies for women candidates, younger candidates
    • Strategy meeting featuring Indivisible training session
    • brainstorm how to recruit more women, poc for local office (connections to Jaycees, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce?)
  • Events: (in lieu of Committee, Steering Committee will address) (8:10)
    1. Seeking members for committee (you know you want to...it's fun!)
    2. Report on All Saints Food Drive on April 30: Donna Epton
    3. Plans for BG Pride Drive June 7 (Rain date June 14): need coordinator work with NWSOFA, Trevor campaign, host family
    4. Public meeting on Forest Preserve in Covid Era with Scott Britton, Kevin Morrison and Friends of the Forest Preserve
    5. Town Hall with State Sen. Ann Gillespie
    6. Brainstorm events for July 4 (parade and Hometown Fest canceled)
  • Adjourn (8:30 p.m.)

Next Steering Committee Meeting is June 17,  7:15 p.m. online/phone conference, “Best Practices” for township Democratic committees, presentation by Jacob Kaplan, Executive Director of Cook County Democratic Party.

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