The August 2008 meeting of the HCDCC was called to order by Chairman Don Rogers on August 13, 2008 at 6:45 PM.
We received an email from the Nevada Outdoor Democratic Caucus asking us to work with them to keep the NODC active and alive for Nevada’s Democrats. Apparently, NODC used to be affiliated with the Nevada Democratic Party, but are now reorganizing at the ‘county’ level so chapters and members can work directly for local Democrats who support their rights and hopes for the Nevada Outdoors. Further discussion of what to do about their request was tabled at this point until further information could be obtained and it could be determined whether there might be enough interest to affiliate with the NODC.
Previous Mtg Minutes:
Nicki Schumacher moved and Carolyn Rogers seconded the approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.
Nicki Schumacher moved and Linda Cummings seconded the approval/acceptance of the previous two Treasurer’s Reports.
Old Business — Soup Kitchen Volunteer Effort:
Aug 31st volunteers will report at 5pm to help prepare dinner and serve dinner for those in need at the Methodist Church, 138 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca. Volunteers will also register people who are eligible, but currently unregistered to vote in the upcoming general election. Nicki Schumacher will coordinate ‘5th Sunday’ volunteers to prepare/serve meals at the local soup kitchen. The next ‘5th Sunday’ will occur on November 30th.
Old Business — Skeet Shoot/Gun Raffle Fund-Raising Idea:
Based on discussions with folks at the gun range, the feeling is that this would not be a viable fund-raising possibility for a ‘democratic’ organization alone. This fund-raising idea was officially dropped from further consideration.
Old Business — HCDCC Legislative Platform:
No activity presented at meeting.
New Business — Obama Campaign:
Obama Organizer Alfred Walking Bull attended the August 13th meeting and explained that his job is to bolster county-level organizations as well as performing Native American outreach efforts. He explained some of the activities he and others will be doing and asked for volunteers who could work toward the election of Barack Obama. He’s also looking for volunteers who could serve as precinct captains whose job will be to identify voters and provide support in making calls to remind people to vote.
He left brochures, english and spanish voter registration forms and canvassing lists with Nicki Schumacher.
New Business — Labor Day Activities:
• Labor Day Parade with Jill Derby: Vickie Rock is soliciting volunteers
to walk in the Labor Day parade in a show of support for Jill Derby who
will be riding in a convertible (arranged for and driven by Nicki Schumacher)
along the parade route.
• Voter Registration Activities in the Park: Gordon Schumacher will be
heading up registration activities in the park and could use some help
in registering as yet unregistered voters.
We replaced the RSS Calendar application on our blog with a Google Calendar. The Google Calendar seems to be interfacing much better on our site.
At 8:00PM, Nicki Schumacher moved and Vickie Rock seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Attendees: Don Rogers, Carolyn Rogers, Nicki Schumacher, Gordon Schumacher, Roger Rock, Vickie Rock, Loyce Lacaillade, Billie Dee Charme, Sandy Hammargren, Linda Cummings, Alfred Walking Bull.