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Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by the outgoing president, Michael Stackhouse, at 6:40 PM. Total attendance was 32.

New Executive Board: The newly elected 2020 officers were all present and were sworn in. They are - President, Greg Noone; Vice-president, Michael Stackhouse; Secretary, Lee Traweek; Treasurer, Haley Stackhouse; Membership Chair, Michael Miller; and Marketing Chair, Christie Noone.

Minutes: The Secretary, Lee Traweek, presented the minutes from the January 2020 general meeting. The minutes were approved as distributed.

Financial Report: The treasurer, Haley Stackhouse, presented the financial report, with a cash balance of $1,393.43. The club completed 2019 with 45 members. Membership fees for 2020 are due, at $25 per individual or $40 per couple. The treasurer’s report was approved as distributed. Our membership goal for 2020 is 60 – we need renewals and we need new members!

Candidate Speakers: Danny Anderson and Dr. Lisa Welch both spoke to the club. They are competing against one another in the Texas Democratic Primary to represent the party in the November General Election to win the Texas 12th Congressional District. This seat is currently held by Representative Kay Granger, who is also facing a Republican primary challenger.

Texas Democratic Primary: Early voting has begun and will run through February 28th, with Election Day following on Tuesday, March 3. Runoff TBD …

County Executive Committee (CEC) Meeting: The Tarrant County Democratic Party Executive Committee (county leaders and precinct chairs) will meet on Saturday, March 7, from 9:00-11:00AM, in Room 108 of the Carl E. Everett Education and Administration Bldg., 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Citizen attendance is welcome.

Texas Senate District 12 Convention: The SD12 Convention Chair, Cherie Traweek, discussed the upcoming convention and the need for participation. The Democratic Party needs delegates to participate in the SD12 and Texas State Conventions. It is easy to sign up and become an active participant at the convention. In a crucial presidential election year, it is vital that Democrats are active and vocal. Go to http://www.tarrantdemocrats.org/convention/ to sign up and find the schedule for the event.

President’s Comments: Greg reminded the membership that all are welcome to attend the monthly executive board meetings that proceed each general meeting. He also briefly discussed the clubs bylaws and encouraged members to check them out on the club’s webpage at https://www.nwtarrantprogressives.com/


Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 7:40 P.M.


Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by the president, Michael Stackhouse, at 7:00 PM. The secretary, treasurer, membership chair, and marketing chair were also present. Total attendance was 32.


Minutes: The Secretary, Lee Traweek, presented the minutes from the October 2019 general meeting, and discussed the November debate watch party and December potluck that superseded those meetings. The minutes were approved as distributed.


Financial Report: The treasurer, Haley Stackhouse, presented the financial report, with a cash balance of $1,067.06. The club completed 2019 with 45 members. Membership fees for 2020 are due, at $25 per individual or $40 per couple. The treasurer’s report was approved as distributed.


Candidate Speaker: Shadi Zitoon, Democrat for Texas State Senate District 12, currently held by Jane Nelson, spoke to the club regarding his candidacy.


Executive Board Elections: Nominations and elections of the 2020 executive board were held. The 2020 board members and committee chairs will be:


President - Greg Noone

Vice-president - Michael Stackhouse

Secretary - Lee Traweek

Treasurer - Haley Stackhouse

Membership - Michael Miller

Marketing - Christie Noone


Texas Senate District 12 Convention: The SD12 Convention Chair, Cherie Traweek, discussed the upcoming convention and the need for participation. The Democratic Party needs Delegates to participate in the SD12 and Texas State Conventions. It is easy to sign up and become an active participant at the convention. In a crucial presidential election year, it is vital that Democrats are active and vocal. Go to http://www.tarrantdemocrats.org/convention/ to sign up and find the schedule for the event.


Upcoming Events: Tarrant County Democratic Party Mardi Gras Ball, Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:00PM to 10:00PM, at the Stagecoach Ballroom, 2516 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth, TX 76111. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Cajun food will be served and there will be a cash bar. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sdconventionball


The meeting adjourned at 7:42 P.M.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Michael Stackhouse, at 7:00 PM. The secretary, treasurer, membership chair, and marketing chair were also present. Total attendance was 27.


Michael Stackhouse presented minutes from the September 18th general meeting, and those minutes were approved as distributed.


The treasurer, Haley Stackhouse, reported a cash balance of $1,018.15 and paid membership at 45 for 2019. We are only 5 new members away from meeting our 2019 goal of 50 members! The treasurer’s report was accepted as distributed.


Our club president and treasurer, Michael and Haley Stackhouse, will be really busy in November with the birth of their first child. With that as well as a conflict with the next Democratic Presidential Primary Debate and Thanksgiving in mind, a motion to postpone elections for the club’s 2020 executive board was advanced and passed by voice vote.


With executive board elections postponed until January, club members have an opportunity to give thoughtful consideration to stepping into a club leadership position in 2020. Executive board positions can be filled by any member in good standing who meets the by-law requirements. Current executive board members who have reached their term limits and cannot seek re-election to the same position are: President - Michael Stackhouse, Vice President - Evan Hausenfluke, Treasurer - Haley Stackhouse, Membership - Frederick Sehapayak, and Marketing - Anthony Arthur-Sehapayak


Candidate Speaker: Lisa Welch, Democrat for the Texas District 12 seat in the US House currently held by Kay Granger, spoke to the club and asked for our support in the upcoming primary and general elections. Web site Lisawelch.org.


Candidate Speaker: Lakesia Smith, Democrat for the 213th District Court Bench currently held by Chris Wolfe, spoke to the club regarding her candidacy. This court tries adult felony cases in Fort Worth.


Upcoming events:

November 20, 2019 - In lieu of the November General Meeting - Democratic Presidential Debate watch party, 6:30PM, at Flip’s Patio Grill, 6613 Fossil Bluff Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76137

December 14, 2019 - State Democratic Executive Committee election for 2020, 9:00 AM at Unity Church of Fort Worth, 5051 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76133

December 14, 2019 - Holiday Ballotpalooza - County Executive Committee meeting and an opportunity to support the candidates in Tarrant County drawing their ballot places for the March 2020 Primary - 5:00 PM at the Twilite Lounge, 212 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth, TX 76104

December 18, 2019 - In lieu of the December General Meeting - Beth Kelly will host a Holiday Potluck Party at her home. Details will be provided to the membership by e-mail

January 15, 2020 - General Meeting


The meeting adjourned at 7:38 P.M.

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