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Northwest Tarrant Progressives Minutes: General Meeting Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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

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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