Minutes August 2017

Grayson County Democratic Party
August 24, 2017
Monthly Meeting Minutes

Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report approved.

If you give an in-kind donation please give the receipt to Ron to be reported as “money raised”.  This helps our overall financial picture and lets others know how strong we really are.

Committee Reports

Recruitment: Still working on finding local candidates to run for office so if you are interested contact Pamela McGraw.  Important to raise money for candidates but also for our party.  Pamela has offered to match all contributions to the party up to $5,000.  Yea Pamela!

Phone Bank is going strong every Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at Pamela McGraw’s Law Office at 208 Cherry Street.  The Bank will switch soon from identifying Democrats to making campaign calls for Commie Linson who is running for Sherman City Council Member District 2.

Action: There will be a Social on September 21st from 5 to 7 pm at the 903 Brewery.  Food will be provided by BBQ truck vendor.

Common Concerns: Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. at Grandys. September is being skipped to give everyone a chance to get back into the swing of things for fall.  The October 3rd meeting will be devoted to the Child Advocacy Center with a presentation by Brittany Martin.  The October 17th meeting will include a presentation from the Salvation Army.

Indivisible: Thanks to all for making Beto O”Rourke’s Town Hall a huge success with more than 300 people attending.  Beto said it was the highlight of his week.

September 27th – The Man Who Lives in the White House will be in Dallas.  Lindy has three more seats in her car if you need a ride.  You can email indivisiblesherman@gmail.com for more information.

September 30th – march for Racial Justice in D.C.  They have not called for sister or satellite marches, but it they do, we will be ready.  Or we can decide to hold one in solidarity on September 30 anyway.  Contact indivisiblesherman@gmail.com  if you want to help with that.

Old Business

Festivals: Really need volunteers for Frontier Days on September 30th in Pottsboro

Contact Ron Briggs if you can help.

Autumn And Arts Festival in Sherman is now limited to booths promoting handcrafts made by the booth owners.

Precinct Chairs: Most important but most underutilized resource that we have. Barb Rusk handed out forms to meeting participants so that they can identify their precinct chair and get to know them. She suggested: “Take your precinct chair to lunch.” Half of our precincts do not currently have chairs.

New Business

Commie Linson, nonpartisan candidate for Sherman City Council District 2, spoke about her vision for the Sherman City Council – one that focuses not just on economic development, but also on community development.  She specially mentioned a community center for teenagers with evening events that will provide a place for our young people to meet and have fun. She offers a new and fresh voice for city government.

Important – You can vote for Commie even if you don’t live in District 2 in November 2017.  City Council candidates have to live in their district but run city-wide for election.