PNC 03/21/21

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Old Business





Reminder: April 2nd set as end of external lists (it & sab).

Next tasks:

  1. set a regular IT meeting
  2. archive SAB list messages
  3. update old pages in the blog/wiki such as the state contact pages



  • Set dates for new elections


  • Sayyida: Megan Klein Vice chair Wi
  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Secretary, Massachusetts
  • Bosun: Joe Klein USPP chair
  • Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Treasurer, Massachusetts


  • Yari: Rose Klein, California
  • pmchi: Ahoy! Mitchel Davilo, Chicago/ILPP


  • Bosun proposed holding a one week period in which to have an election for officers
  • Discussion of:
    • the process and how what form an annual meeting should take
    • that annual meeting should include holding virtual discussions/talks
    • nominations due two weeks before election for candidates to be introduced and questioned
    • tentative date of election to be first Sunday of June
  • jokeefe will draft an amended bylaw. Something such as:

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will start on the two weeks prior to the first Sunday of June. Annual officer elections will be held on the first Sunday of June. Nominations for officer are due two weeks prior to the election. Candidates are expected to answer questions during these two weeks.


Record of the meeting


[9:02pm] Bosun: OK Please Identify.
[9:02pm] Yari joined the chat room.
[9:02pm] Sayyida: Megan Klein Vice chair Wi
[9:02pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Secretary, Massachusetts
[9:02pm] Yari: Rose Klein, California
[9:02pm] Bosun: Joe Klein USPP chair
[9:02pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Treasurer, Massachusetts
[9:02pm] pmchi joined the chat room.
[9:03pm] Sayyida: ahoy pmchi identify please
[9:03pm] pmchi: Ahoy! Mitchel Davilo, Chicago/ILPP
[9:03pm] Sayyida: so that's everyone
[9:03pm] Sayyida: Bosun, you are asking for the elections?
[9:04pm] Bosun: I don't think we have a fixed date in the bylaws, do we?
[9:04pm] Yari: no it just says once per year
[9:05pm] Sayyida: hey the sooner the better for me
[9:05pm] Joe: ?
[9:06pm] Joe: Is everything alright Sayyida?
[9:06pm] jokeefe: It has a reference to occuring at an Annual meetig, but then makes no mention as to when that should occur or what form it should take
[9:06pm] Bosun: I am suggesting the election being held from the last Sunday in Maay to the first Sunday in June. That would provide a six month offset from fall elections.
[9:06pm] Sayyida: Joe, I am wanting to retire, and elections will allow me to do that
[9:07pm] Sayyida: I am likely busy the last sunday of may
[9:07pm] Sayyida: I may be going to my dad memorial service in the forests of PA
[9:07pm] Joe: May we make the elections like a poll through our wiki?
[9:07pm] Bosun: It is a week long window to vote.
[9:08pm] Bosun: I am not picky about procedure as long as it is transparent and hones.
[9:09pm] Joe: Agreed Bosun
[9:09pm] Bosun: honest ...
[9:09pm] jokeefe: I like the idea of tying it to an annual meeting. We could have a virtual meeting during that period, culminating in the election
[9:10pm] Yari: agreed
[9:10pm] jokeefe: perhaps a series of video chats/talks on different issues that are live streamed
[9:10pm] Sayyida: agreed jokeefe
[9:10pm] Sayyida: make it an event!
[9:10pm] Joe: Election Start on that day? Seems good. Perhaps we can have our annual meeting in D.C. When this is all said and done with the Pandemic as well.
[9:10pm] Bosun: OK - nominations by last Sunday of May and Vote of first Sunday of June?
[9:11pm] jokeefe: Perhaps over a two or three week period?
[9:11pm] Bosun: Annual Meeting on vote day?
[9:11pm] Sayyida: sounds good to me
[9:12pm] Joe: Yeah, so we can openly discuss and have the give such candidates for the council an opportunity to be known.
[9:12pm] Bosun: I like even number - two weeks? 2nd to last Sunday in May?
[9:12pm] Joe: Umm, sorry for the grammer
[9:13pm] Sayyida: Bosun, so announce between second to last sunday and may 30th will be open for nominations
[9:13pm] Sayyida: and discussion for the week of may 30th
[9:13pm] Sayyida: election first sunday in june?
[9:14pm] jokeefe: Sounds lovely
[9:14pm] Sayyida: yep!
[9:15pm] jokeefe: best to announce everything soon.
[9:15pm] Joe: I really like it because having the annual meeting before the new council starts takes the pressure off of a newly minted council.
[9:15pm] jokeefe: Save the date / register now …. etc.
[9:15pm] Bosun: Can @jokeefe craft that as a bylaw amendment then we vote on it next week?
[9:16pm] jokeefe: bylaws just say we have to have an annual meeting, not what form it should take
[9:16pm] Bosun: We can put in the wiki, blog, and on the mail list.
[9:16pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:17pm] jokeefe: I can setup signup / registration forms
[9:18pm] Sayyida: cool
[9:18pm] Sayyida: we have 12 min left
[9:18pm] Sayyida: any other updates?
[9:18pm] Bosun: I am suggesting bylaw revision because we do this dance every year.
[9:19pm] jokeefe: ok, will draft something and put it up for review
[9:19pm] Joe: There is a meeting for the education plank tonight
[9:19pm] Sayyida: good idea jokeefe
[9:19pm] Joe: Which should be ready for final approval before you next week.
[9:20pm] Bosun: Education - yes, we are for education.
[9:20pm] Bosun: Cool. Then make it so.
[9:20pm] Joe: All in all, not much has changed from the Mass version of the plank. We have discussed it though
[9:20pm] Joe: Thank you
[9:21pm] Sayyida: anything else?
[9:21pm] jokeefe: are we agreed on the timeline?
[9:21pm] Sayyida: yes
[9:21pm] pmchi: Second to last week of May is the set deadline? Two weeks to vote?
[9:22pm] Bosun: Yes.
[9:22pm] Sayyida: correct pmchi
[9:22pm] pmchi: Excellent
[9:22pm] Sayyida: we have 8 min left
[9:23pm] Sayyida: motion to adjourn if nothing else is left
[9:23pm] Bosun: 2nd?
[9:23pm] Joe: 2nd
[9:23pm] Bosun: Any objections?
[9:23pm] Sayyida: jokeefe, ?
[9:23pm] jokeefe: no objection
[9:24pm] Yari: none
[9:24pm] pmchi: None
[9:24pm] Sayyida: motion passes
[9:24pm] Bosun: ok then we are adjourned.
[9:24pm] Sayyida: good night everyone
[9:24pm] Yari: outreach meeting on tuesday
[9:24pm] Momma_turtle left the chat room. (Quit: Leaving)
[9:24pm] Sayyida left the chat room. (Quit: Leaving)
[9:24pm] pmchi: Have a goodnight everyone!
[9:24pm] Joe: Anyone looking to discuss the education plank, please feel free to contact me
[9:25pm] Joe: I'll be on discord.