Chesapeake Democratic Committee (CDC) Minutes

February 15, 2018


A General Meeting of the Chesapeake Democratic Committee (CDC) was called to order by Chair Randy Menefee on February 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., at the River Crescent Community Center.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

MOMENTS OF SILENCE FOR THE FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS

 

ROLL CALL BY CHAIR:

Present:      Randy Menefee, Chair

Clayton Spruill, 1st Vice Chair

Cathy Bohan, 2nd Vice Chair

Kecia Brothers-Hayes, Secretary

Sean Horan, Treasurer

David Midkiff, Financial Secretary

Linda Bryant, Sergeant at Arms

 

Present from the Committee: Bettie Anderson, Charles Bohan, Lawanda Carter, Beatrice Clark, Audrey Collins, Christan Connito, Sylvia Copeland-Murphy, Christopher Faulk, Sandra Goodwin, Carolyn Hayes, Corwin Hayes, Judith Hinch, Annette Kelly, Tom Kennedy, Jim Lang, Susan Lang, Nancy McPherson, Jackie Menefee, Council Member Dwight Parker, Audrey Potts, Susanne Ross, Cheryl Rouland, Bethany Rowland, Lessie Smith, Yvonne Stuart, Bob Stuart, Robert Stuart, Margaret Thompson, Council Member Ella Ward, Dr. Rose Ward, and Dr. William Ward.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Dr. William Ward moved, and seconded by Council Member Ella Ward, to approve the minutes from the General Body Meeting of January 27, 2018.  The minutes were approved as presented by unanimous consent.

 

DISCUSSION OF BYLAWS

 

The committee postponed the discussion of the bylaws at the March 8, 2018 meeting.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Mr. Horan reported the budget had not been developed.  He presented the balance, deposits, and no expenditures for the last month. The Treasurer’s Report approved.  (For specific details, please contact The Chair or the Treasurer directly or come to the General Meeting.)

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Chair Menefee announced the appointment of two position:

Yvonne Stuart, Parliamentarian

Robert Stuart, Chief Information Officer.

  1. Chair Menefee acknowledged the new logo and website designed, created,    and developed by Rob Stuart.
  2. Members were encouraged to sign up for the proposed Standing Committees:  Social Media; Outreach, Finance, Precincts & Burroughs; Media & Public Relations; Membership; and Ad Hoc Committee Suggestions.  

  3. Linda Bryant, Sergeant at Arms introduced Ryan Jackson, a staff member for Congressman Bobby Scott.  Mr. Jackson encouraged the group to sign petitions on behalf of Senator Kaine and Congressman Scott.  For petitions and additional information, please contact Mr. Jackson at Ryan.Jackson@virginiavoctory.org

  4. Chair Menefee offered candidates running for Chesapeake City Council an opportunity to introduce themselves to the committee.  The candidates who spoke were Council Member Ella Ward, Council Member Dwight Parker, Mr. Lessie Smith, and Mr. Gene Waters.  

  5. Dr. William Ward encouraged the committee to seek additional candidates to fill the Democratic ticket.

  6. Tracy Holland, CDW announced their Joint Meet & Greet event that will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  “The purpose of the event is to provide candidates an opportunity to discuss their platform…”

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Chair Menefee adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.  



 

Kecia N. Brothers-Hayes,

CDC Secretary