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.