The meeting was called to order by the vice-president, Evan Hausenfluke, at 7:00 PM. The president, secretary, treasurer, and membership committee co-chairs were all present.
Evan introduced four democratic candidates for local office who each addressed the assembly. Those candidates were:
Mary Kelleher – candidate for Tarrant Regional Water District Board, the organization that oversees flood control and water supply across the area;
Michael Matos – candidate for Fort Worth City Council, District 7;
Dr. Carla Morton – candidate for Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Education, District 5; and
Deborah Peoples – candidate for Mayor of the City of Fort Worth.
All four candidates voiced a common concern – the need for citizen-centric, transparent local government and an end to secrecy and profiteering.
Deborah Peoples also spoke as the current Chairperson of the Tarrant County Democratic Party to share the news that the Democratic Party has identified five Tarrant County Texas House Districts as competitive in 2020, and will be focusing on turning Districts 92, 93, 94, 96, and 97 Blue.
The secretary, Lee Traweek, provided minutes from the January 16th general meeting, and those minutes were approved as distributed.
The treasurer, Haley Stackhouse, reported a cash balance of $1373.74, and paid memberships at 32 for 2019. The treasurer’s report was accepted as distributed.
Memberships renew in January and are now due in the amount of $25 per person or $40 for a couple. The club has a growth goal for 2019, to increase membership to 50 people.
The president, Michael Stackhouse, reported the club website is up and operational at https://www.nwtarrantprogressives.com/
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.