Fall 2004 Meeting Minutes
Submitted by Megan Buckingham
Attendance: Breton Harris, Jenna Brouse, Jon Carlson, Ryan Braski, Katie Haynes, Renee Donahue, Gabe Becker, Eric Nelson, Matt Klaber, Megan Wille, Katrina Kleinwachter, Leah Solo, Kirsten Mickelsen, Terry Morrow, Maren Anderson, May Vang, Caleb Laurenstein, Matt Pollari, Mandy Olson, Greg Gorham, Katie Erickson, Jo Ellison, Emily Meyer, Trystan Hansen, Brittany Neighbours, Drew Strandness, Mark Gonnella, Robert Kubicek, Allan Johnson, Amanda Varley, Katy Yount, Elizabeth Klun, Margaret Dorer, Geoff Wessendorf, Kerstin Hodne, Megan Torfin, Megan Buckingham, Ellie Bash, Lisa Skarbakka, Krissy Barland, Cara Crumley, Anders Eckman, Karin Burseth, Linnea McCally, Andy Twiton, Kiri O'Bradovich, Peter Grafstrom, Joel Wenzel. Whew!
2. Terry and campaign coordinators
3. Organizing convention
4. Activity Fair
5. Raj and the Republicans
6. Pizza & Politics
7.What Party Am I?
10. Spanish speakers
11. Vans to Polls
13. Sign making after meetings
14. Visibility ideas wanted
15. Do we want to be Pro-Kerry or Anti-Bush?
16. Students for Civic Engagement
17. NEXT WEEK (and hereafter) WEDNESDAYS 8:00 IN THE 49ER ROOM
1. Attendance: somehow I didn’t get this sheet so, for the time being, let’s just assume that everyone on the Dems email list came (although I don’t think we could all actually fit in Linner according to fire code…)
2. Presidential Debates:
3. FREE Concert
4. Pizza and Politics
5. Bush girls in St. Paul and Rochester tomorrow
6. Out-Foxed, Bush in 30 Sec. and Fahrenheit 9/11
7. Window painting
8. Issues of the Week
9. Moms on a Missions
10. Rock Your Party: MN Young DFL
11. Door knocking and Phone banking
13. Homecoming Parade
14. Students for Civic Engagement: Kids Voting USA
1. Attendance: Robert M. Kubicek, Mark Gonnella, Eric Nelson, Sarah Anderson, Joel Wenzel, Matt Klaber, Elizabeth Harri, Megan Torfin, Kerstin Hodne, Allan Johnson, Greg Gorham, Elizabeth Klun, Laura Edlund, Amanda Varley, Jonathan Carlson, Jessica Pearson, Nicole Wilker, Jo Ellison, Matt Pollari, Krissy Garland, Matt Born, Elizabeth Andres, Katrina, Megan Willie, Gabe, Chingl Thao, May Vang, Katy Yount, Megan Buckingham. Sorry if I spelled any names wrong, I did the best I could off the sign-in sheat!
2. Presidential Debates:
3. County DFL Meeting
4. Pizza and Politics
5. Month out Madness
6. Fahrenheit 9/11
7. Out Foxed
8. Theme Weeks
a. Let?s get going on this, kids!
10. TABLING FRIDAY: Kerry Day
11. Phone banking
12. Homecoming/Family weekend
Attendance: Gabe Becker-Finn, Megan Torfin, Kerstin Hodne, Krissy Garland, Nicole Sawinski, Katie Haynes, Ryan Braski, Jo Ellison, Mark Gonnella, Robert Kubicck, Allan Johnson, Mandy Olson, Jonathan Carlson, Matt Pollari, Lisa Skarbakka, Maren Anderson, Eric Nelson, Megan Willie, Megan Buckingham, Jessica Pearson, Nicole Wiker, Lisa trinn, Ben Birks, Peter Grafstrom.
1. Email lists: Email mwillie if you want to be on the events list instead of the all-dems list. Events list only gets events/minutes and the dems list gets events/minutes and is a forum/discussion as well.
2. Tabling: This Friday, Next Tuesday.
3. Campus Canvas/Dorm Rush: Admiral Peter G is supervising. Captain Lisa Skarbakka should be your role model, she's volunteering in all the dorms!!
4. OutFoxed: Next Thursday in Confer/Vickner.
5. Vans for Election Day: Peter G: large and in-charge.
6. Mike Hatch: "this is the most important election
of my lifetime."
7. Phoning and Doorknocking:
8. Theme Weeks: Eric says: everything is ready to go but...Hello Greg, this is earth calling, where are you?
9. Election Night Par-tay: Maybe not Interp Center as it does not have cable. Possibly IC? Mandy is in charge of this one but she needs help setting up etc..
10. FTS: Friday, 8:00 am, Max Halperin's FTS. Both Dems and Republicans will be represented, just a short blurb, what we do etc. Good way to get to the frosh. Contact Megan Wille if you want to go represent!
11. Nov 1&2: Get Out the Vote -help with the last minute drive in St. Peter.
1. Attendance: Megan Buckingham, Kerstin Hodne, Megan Torfin, Lillie Hollingsworth, Peter Grafstrom, Joel Wenzel, Jo Ellison, Mark Gonnella, Robert Kubicek, Ryan Braski, Lisa Trinh, Allan Johnson, Gabe Becker-Finn, Elizabeth Klun, Krissy Garland, Nicole Sawinski (gold star Dem for the day), Nicole Wilker, Matt Pollari, Eric Nelson, Katrina K, May Vang (MEGAN ? ADD MAY TO THE EMAIL LIST! mvang2)
2. Kerry rally - tomorrow 10/22/04
3. Tabling - we need ideas to jazz this up!: candy, jackass costume (or just get Peter G to stand around at the table all day), videos & music on laptops, Will Ferell as Bush?a mock election (by ourselves as the Repub.s are not interested)
4. Friday the 29th, 4-5 pm DEBATE: Leigh Pomeroy
vs. Gil Gutneckt (which will be a cardboard cutout with the voices done
by our very own Leigh Pomeroy)
5. Vans: Peter get your ass (hehe) in gear!
6. Table tents: Eric (apparently Greg is MIA)
7. Dorms: can't canvas but can and will table: Peter the Dorm Admiral says: Sun, Mon or Tues -whichever works best for the dorm captain and his/her sailors
8. Vote early and wear that I voted sticker all day long! It?s a fashion statement.
9. Election night party - International Center common
10. Monday the 1st of Nov: calking and the Rock!
Attendance: Katrina, Megan Buckingham, Megan Willie, Megan Torfin, Kerstin Hodne, Matt Born, Krissy Garland, Nicole Sawinski, Nicole Wilker, Jonathan Carlson, Mandy Olson, Greg Gorham (He's back from the ranks of the missing, left for dead.) Allan Johnson, Robert M. Kabuck, Mark Gonnella, Jo Ellison, Ben Birks, Geoff Wessendorf, Gabe Becker-Finn, Jamie Becker-Finn, Elizabeth Klun, Rosemary Shultz, Peter Grafstrom, Joel Wenzel, Matt Pollari, Honorary attendee Liz Harri - Happy birthday!
1. The rallies ROCKED (oh, that?s right. Ashton Kutcher and Elizabeth Edwards).
2. Upcoming Events:
Friday: 4 - Leigh Pomeroy's GOTV Plan kickoff (televised!)
Sat/Sunday: If want to doorknock in St. Peter contact Jamie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday WEAR YOUR KERRY (DEMS) STUFF TODAY
Tuesday: Driving all day. Polls open at 7. Van training from 9-11. If you can't drive, table!
Tabling ideas: Laptops w/ Will Ferrel as W (and lastly,I'd like to bring to mind a terrible thing that liberals are to do, they're trying to get you to vote.)
Mashed potatoes w/mayonnaise
WANNA DO MORE THIS WEEKEND/ANYTHING NEXT WEEK? Contact the Leah (351-0961) or just show up on Monday night at the Eagle's Club in Mankato or the Country Inn and Suits off MN 22 w/the TGI Fridays -- on Tuesday during the day) if you can help with anything (food for volunteers, door knocking, driving to the polls - didn't I already say anything)
**when in doubt, put it on the calendar! - just go to the calendar and add event**
3. Par-tay: Pizza, B-dubs, munchies (if you have extra caf $ this is your responsibility) starts at 6 pm in IC. Invite friends (Republicans are welcome hehehe)
HELPERS NEEDED: come at 4:30 on Tuesday to help set up
Too good for us -Holiday Inn in Mankato for area DFL party
4. Helpers on Tues (vans, polls, Kids Voting, anything anywhere near the polls) NO campaign stuff, no talking politics to the students you're chauffeuring, nada, got it?
5. Mock Election: Megan wants real numbers
6. Terry asks the tough questions: Do we wanna do GOTV in St. Peter? It's up to us kids. Jamie is willing to organize.
7. Early voting: Do it now and be done so Tuesday can be devoted to getting others to the polls. Go to the Nicolet County Courthouse (a familiar place for any of you who've ever had a minor)
8. On the ballot: if you don't know the race (i.e. judges) then leave it alone.
9. Terry's ramblings (I tried to get all this, I
really did, but let's face it, I'm the first mate, not a professional
secretary) So here goes:
10. Here we go!!!
II. Upcoming Events
III. Reminder of Elections at next meeting for Spring ’05 positions!
New Co-pres: Peter Grafstrom (unless we impeach him for already lying to us and withholding crucial information)
New First-mate (I now propose an amendment that we change this back to secretary. First mate, really. Humph - or should I say 'arg'?): Lilly Hollingsworth
New Co-treasurer: Matt Polari
New tech director: Matt Klaber
New ambassador to the Republicans: Liz Harri (this girl is going to need some serious counseling after a year's worth of College Republican meetings, please be nice to her in her time of need!)
And that's a wrap, folks! A great big thank you to all our outgoing officers: Great job Megan W, Eric and Peter D! You guys rock, thanks for all the hard work and time you put into this organization - especially this election.