2007 GPUS Annual National Meeting – Plenary Session
Saturday afternoon – 1:15 – 5:50 pm
July 14, 2007
Delegates received assignments to one of three groups. Each group was involved in 3 sessions in turn on Finance, Fundraising, and Strategic Planning. each session involved a presentation, followed by discussion, brainstorming, planning.
At the end of the afternoon, the National Committee briefly reconvened. Brent McMillan, GPUS political director, spoke briefly.:
– What is now needed coming out of these work sessions is a proposal for the NC.
-We need support for a presidential campaign fund. Donors can make a check out to GPUS, and write in the memo line “earmarked for presidential.” (Treasurer Jody Grage joined Brent for a demonstration involving a real check actually made out to a real presidential campaign fund. )
– There was much enthusiasm for putting a greater emphasis on ballot access. We should walk away form this convention with a press release announcing this party’s commitment to getting all 51 ballot lines.
George Martin closed the meeting.
5:50 pm – Adjourn
9:55 am – Delegates and Observers receive Session assignments
10:00 am – Session I – Finance, Fundraising, and Strategic Planning
Presentation, discussion, brainstorming, planning, etc
11:45 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm – Session II – Finance, Fundraising, and Strategic Planning
3:00 pm – Break
3:15 pm – Session III – Finance, Fundraising, and Strategic Planning
5:00 pm – Brief recaps from workshops
5:30 pm – Close
NOTE: Platform and BRPP hearings will be ongoing throughout the day on Saturday in the same building as the work sessions.
DRAFT AGENDA FOR PLENARY SESSION – 2007 ANNUAL NATIONAL MEETING
Sunday morning – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
9:00 am – Opening and Roll Call; Agenda Approval
9:15 am – Remaining State and Caucus Reports – 2 min each – sign up with Secretary
9:30 am – Election Results and Certification – Election Tabulation Committee; Welcome
newly elected officers, appreciation and farewell to outgoing officers
10:00 am – Catherine Austin Fitts presentation
12:00 noon – 2008 Convention Bid Presentations (MN & MI)
12:30 pm – Closing remarks
12:55 pm – Adjourn
NOTE – OUTGOING AND INCOMING SC WILL MEET AFTER LUNCH AND THE FILM WITH CYNTHIA MCKINNEY on SUNDAY