PNC 08/08/21

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Next tasks:

  1. Meeting status
  2. Report from Bosun on
  3. archive SAB list messages
  4. update old pages in the blog/wiki such as the state contact pages



Old Business

  • Update by-laws to implement a term limit system for both the office of the chair as well as the rest of the officers. Bosun will write a proposal
  • Implementation of a system for accepting donations, the creation of a finance committee, and setting up disbursement edicts to further the party's goals. Proposal to be authored by jokeefe.

New Business

  • Yari, Discord Server Op, will submit a motion to the PNC to:
    • approve the finalized state groupings;
    • bot to pick server Arbiters, per the Discord Rules.


  • Joseph Onoroski, MA, Treasurer
  • James O'Keefe, MA, Secretary
  • Joseph Klein, WI, Vice-Chair
  • William Dappen, CA


  • Rose Klein, CA, PNC Chair
  • Mitch Davilo, IL, Swarmcare
  • Anthony Jay, IN


Committee reports

Term Limit By-law

Bosun suggested: A candidate is docked a vote for each year of prior service. So if we have three states voting and someone has served three years, they could not run. With ranked voting you could simply subtract. So the limit is an anti bias in the ranked voting.

The issue was tabled indefinitely by a vote of two ayes and one abstain.


Suggested plan:

  • File with the FEC
  • Determine our existing expenses
  • Have a public budget for the year by end of September 2021. It will cover remainder of the year and be used as the basis for 2022 budget
  • Determine list of fundraising options for review by PNC


  • Mitch suggested having people earmark where their money goes. Jokeefe suggested that is a good goal, but we are too small.
  • Bosun suggests we set a threshold where we would need to exceed before we start a finance committee.
  • Yari suggested that PNC should decide where the money is allocated.
  • Bosun suggested deciding on the budget by end of September.

Suggested plan passed with a vote of 3-0.


Record of the meeting

Meeting was video recorded, can be found at: