Johnson County Green Party Business Meeting
Wednesday, February 15th, 2005
Uptown Bill's Small Mall
Facilitator: Kevin Owens
I. Johnson County Green Party treasurer Kelley Putman
sent a treasury update. Thanks to some new
donors, there is now $182.02 in the Johnson County Green Party account.
II. Report on recent Iowa Green Party officers' telephone call:
Recently, there has been interest in having a statewide meeting. Officers
were enthusiastic about Iowa City's offer to host a statewide meeting
sometime this spring. At this time, it looks like the time frame will
be late April-early May, possibly 4/29 or 5/6. Meeting will be for minor
business, mostly a strategy session and socializing.
We will look into seeing if Ted Glick (formerly national coordinator for
IPPN, now national coordinate for Global Climate Change Network) would
be able to visit at the time; if so, we will plan some type of larger
event for the general public, as well as include him in our meeting. If
that is not possible, the Johnson County Green Party will try to see about
hosting him here anyway, and will look into a different guest for the
Gail Ardery will reserve a meeting room for the state
meeting at the Iowa City Public Library, once a date
The Iowa Green Party treasurer has been looking for a
replacement. At this time, one other member has said he would likely be
interested in the position.
III. Kevin announced that his residence, the Summit Co-op
House, will host a pancake breakfast meet-and-greet for Iowa gubernatorial
candidate Ed Fallon.
Kevin is trying to recruit a friend into running for County
IV. The Fallon campaign is looking for volunteers. Ed
Fallon has supported third party ballot access legislation and is a strong
proponent of Instant Runoff Voting. He openly supported Ralph Nader in
2000, and has been respectful toward the Iowa Green Party. Members agreed
to send out an informational e-mail for anyone who may wish to volunteer
to help out with the campaign.
V. We discussed which materials are currently on hand.
John Jennewein will order "green cards" and select some merchandise
from the national website. Holly Hart will replenish the inventory of
local and state materials (brochures, bookmarks). We have plenty of platform
summaries and Green Pages.
VI. Florence Boos has recently updated the website (very nice!). Activities,
contacts and up-to-date information is now on the Johnson County Green
VII. Gail Ardery was elected as Johnson County Green Party delegate to
the Iowa Green Party state committee. The Johnson County Green Party gets
three delegates to the state committee; the others are Florence Boos and
Kevin Owens. Kelley Putman and Holly Hart are alternates.
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 1st, 7:30 p.m. Uptown Bill's
Secretary, Johnson County Green Party