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Jefferson County

December Executive Committee (DEC)

Minutes

February 13, 2024

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with the invocation by Rev. Ron Cichon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The following members were in attendance:

 

Gladys Roann-Watson, Russ Rothman, Kathy Rothman, Jeanette Woodson, Marilyn Halsey, Ron Cichon, Pat Cichon, Evy Friend, Ann Herring, Martha Creel, Julie Conley, Pat Inmon, Mae Eva Kyler and Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks

 

Officers and Committee Report

 

The following financial Report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson. 

 

General Fund:         Deposits $942.00    Expenditures $4.00           Balance $1,868.95

 

Outstanding Checks:         1009  $125.00 (Mr. Roosevelt Brooks for auditing services)

 

 

Scholarship Fund:   Deposits $60.00      Expenditures $4.00 Balance $973.03

 

It was motioned by Mr. Russ Rothman and seconded by Ms. Evy Friend to accept the financial report as read. 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Old Business

 

There was discussion about the chili cookoff.  Ms. Conley also made comments about the event.

 

It was reported that the following payments are due:

  • $126.00 for ad

  • $100.00 to the Small County Democratic Coalition

  • $125.00 to the Chamber of Commerce

 

New Business

 

Regarding the scholarship fundraiser, Mrs. Conley will reach out to Senator Pizzo to see if he is available for the April 18 event.  It was suggested that the March meeting would be dedicated to coming up with issues to give to Sen. Pizzo for his presentation.

 

 

 

Mr. Phil Calandra has offered to facilitate a session to identify issues that are of importance to voters.  There will be a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12th and a workgroup will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 am – 12 noon, pending Mr. Calandra’s availability. 

 

Julie Conley will work with Pat Cichon to develop a menu for the April 18th event and send out an email requesting food donations from the members.  There will not be a fee for the event but donations will be accepted. 

 

It was reported that the Jefferson K-12 school guidance counselor is asking for someone to represent the JDEC at the school on March 6th at 5:30 pm for scholarship night.  Organizations that offer scholarships will be on hand to assist students with completing scholarship applications.  There was some discussion about suggesting that the time be changed to coincide with the afterschool program or during the school day as very few students and parents have turned out for this event in the past.

 

The meeting was adjourned.  Next regular meeting is Tuesday, March 12, 2024 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:  Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks, Secretary

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Jefferson County

December Executive Committee (DEC)

Minutes

November 14, 2023

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m. with the invocation by Rev. Ron Cichon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The following members were in attendance:

 

Gladys Roann-Watson, Russ Rothman, Jeanette Woodson, Franklin Brooks, Kathy Rothman, Jeanette Woodson, Marilyn Halsey, Ron Cichon, Pat Cichon, Evy Friend, Ann Herring, Martha Creel and Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks

 

The following members were excused: Julie Conley and Mae Eva Kyler

 

Officers and Committee Report

 

The following financial Report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson. 

 

General Fund:         Deposits $85.00      Expenditures $4.00           Balance $1,301.95

 

Outstanding Checks:         None

 

 

Scholarship Fund:   Deposits $75.00      Expenditures $154.00        Balance $780.03

 

It was moved by Ms. Pat Cichon and seconded to accept the financial report as read. 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Evy Friend gave the following report related to the creation of a Youth Council:

 

Ms. Friend reported that Mrs. Michelle Milligan, Jefferson County Supervisor of Elections, is coming to the school to speak to students. She also reported that a Book Fair was going to be held at the school and asked if some people could volunteer on November 30th. She will send a schedule to Mr. Russ Rothman to distribute to members.  She said that the school is trying to set up a student council. Ms. Ann Herring volunteered to reach out to Boys to Men and Girls of Royality to let them know about the Youth Council. 

 

Ms. Friend distributed the scholarship committee information.  There was some discussion about the scholarship. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Mr. Ron Cichon reported on the mailout to be sent to No Party Affiliated (NPAs) voters. Russ gave an estimated of how much it would cost to mail out the postcards.  He said that the postcards would probably be sent out in the first week of January to reach people before the January 25, 2024 Chili Cook Off event. There was some discussion and review of the document. Russ reviewed the list of items for the event

 

There was a brief discussion about the precinct vacancies.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Russ talked about voter registration.  It was suggested that three people be at the table to assist them if they need to come to the library to register online.  It was mentioned that people can use their phone or someone can take them to the Supervisor of Elections Office.  It was decided that a registration table would not be set up on the 15th. 

 

The next meeting is December 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted:  Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks, Secretary

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Jefferson County

December Executive Committee (DEC)

Minutes

October 10, 2023

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:59 p.m. with the invocation by Rev. Ron Cichon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The following members were in attendance:

 

Gladys Roann-Watson, Russ Rothman, Jeanette Woodson, Franklin Brooks, Pat Inmon, Julie Conley, Jeanette Woodson, Marilyn Halsey, Jack Williams, Ron Cichon, Pat Cichon, Evy Friend and Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks

 

Guests:  Kent Watson and Michelle Milligan, SOE

 

The following members were excused: Ann Herring and Kathy Rothman

 

 

Officers and Committee Report

 

The following financial Report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson. 

 

General Fund:             Deposits $90.00          Expenditures $4.00     Balance $1220.95

 

Outstanding Checks:  None

 

 

Scholarship Fund:       Deposits $35.00          Expenditures $4.00                 Balance $859.03

                                   

 

It was moved by Ms. Friend and seconded by Mr. Rothman to accept the financial report as read. 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Evy Friend gave the following report related to the creation of a Youth Council:

 

Ms. Friend met with the principal of the K-12 school, Jackie Pons.  He is open to idea of getting something going and is not opposed to having the club on campus.  Ms. Friend also met with the head of the Social Studies department.  She has plans to meet with the JROTC instructor. The group, starting with 8th grade students, will meet on campus ant then move to off campus activities. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was some discussion about registering students and 3rd party registration. 

 

Mrs. Roann-Watson talked about Rep. Allison Tant’s sponsoring kids at the Capitol.  She also mentioned that she has grant money available that could help with transportation of students for events. 

Mr. Rothman distributed and discussed voter registration summary of the voter registration law. He also discussed the changes of the voter registration application.

 

Announcements included:

October 17, 2023 6:00 p.m. Open House/Ribbon Cutting/Tiger Night Jefferson K-12

October 25, 2023 5:00 p.m. Rep. Allison Tant’s campaign kickoff The Porch

 

There was some discussion about the Community Partnership in Schools and its various components.

 

Mr. Rothman talked about the upcoming event on January 25, 2024.  Mrs. Conley talked about a postcard that she and Mr. Cichon created for the event. It was suggested that issue listed on the postcard concentrate on Federal issues.

 

 

The next meeting is November 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted:  Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks, Secretary

 

Jefferson County

Executive Committee (DEC)

Minutes

 for the meeting on

  Date:  February 14, 2023

 

 

Meeting was called to order at 6:10 pm.

 

In attendance were 8 members of the DEC:  Ann Herring, Jeanette Woodson, Gladys Roann-Watson, Franklin Brooks, Pat Inmon, Russ Rothman, and Kathy Rothman.  Also in attendance were 5 guests:  Evelyn Friend, Jack Williams, Ron Cichon, Kent Watson, and Ray Scarola, for a total of  13 attendees.

 

There were 4 excused absences:  Julie Conley, Marilyn Halsey, Mae Eva Kyler and Jacqueline Seabrooks

 

There were 7 other absences:  Penny Thompson Willie Anne Dickey, Shirley Washington, C P Miller, O J Sloan, Charles Parrish, and Martha Creel

 

The invocation was given by  Ron Cichon, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Officer and Committee Reports:

 

Jeannette Woodson passed out the financial report as of 2-14-23: 

Regular account balance:  $1,186.95

Scholarship account balance: $803.03

 

Ray Scarola moved to accept the financial report and Franklin Brooks seconded. Motion carried unanimously

 

Old Business:

 

•       Jackie Seabrooks' forms for recording attendances were passed out, and it was discussed how to deal with Executive Committee member absences (since three unexcused absences within one calendar year are supposed to result in member termination according to DEC bylaws). Jackie's form recorded the absences from December 2022 and January, 2023 [*see below for the January list]

•       Filling the last remaining at-large vacancy was tabled until the next meeting since the proposed candidate, Evie Friend, was absent

•       Russ talked about meeting with Jackie Pons and meeting on March 16th    and he passed out copies of the meeting newspaper ad.

•       Food pledges for the March 16th meeting were discussed. Jeanette Woodson added a dessert and Franklin Brooks added a fruit platter

 

Pat Inmon mentioned a meeting in March (date t/b/a) for scholarship organizations at the high school, and Gladys said she will find out more information (dates etc) and will tell Russ. Pat said she might be available to attend.

 

New Business:

 

•       The succession of the chair and the vice-chair positions was discussed, since neither of the current officers, Gladys and Russ, will likely run for re-election in 2024. 

•       Scholarship committee appointees voted on are:  Ann Herring, Evie Friend, Julie Conley, Marilyn Halsey, Kent Watson, and chaired by Russ Rothman.  

 

*January Meeting:

 

Excused absences were: Franklin Brooks and Mae Eva Kyler

 

Unexcused absences: Penny Thompson,Willie Ann Dickey, Shirley Washington,

C P Miller, O J Sloan, Charles Parrish, and Martha Creel

Jefferson County

December Executive Committee (DEC)

Minutes

January 10, 2023

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m. with the invocation by Mr. Ron Cichon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The following members were in attendance:

Gladys Roann-Watson, Russ Rothman, Ann Herring, Jeanette Woodson, Pat Inmon, Kathy Rothman, Julie Conley, Jeanette Woodson, Marilyn Halsey, and Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks,.

 

The following members were excused: Mae Eva Kyler  

Other absences: Franklin Brooks, Penny Thompson, Willie Ann Dickey, Shirley Washington, CP Miller, OJ Sloan, Charles Parrish, Martha Creel

 

Guests: Evelyn Friend, Jack Williams, Ron Cichon and Kent T. Watson

 

Officers and Committee Reports

 

The following financial Report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson. 

 

General Fund:     Deposits $58.00 Expenditures $4.00      Balance $1436.95

 

Outstanding Checks:   None

 

Scholarship Fund:        Deposits $40.00 Expenditures $4.00      Balance $692.03

 

It was moved by Mr. Cichon and seconded by Mr. Russ Rothman to accept the financial report as read.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Item:  Fill one remaining at-large vacancy.  Proposing Ray Scarola. – Mr. Scarola was not present at the meeting. This item was tabled until the next meeting.

 

Item:  Planning for St. Patrick’s Day Public Meeting Scholarship Fundraiser:  Date, location, program, organizing. – Ms. Roann-Watson talked about fees for the Opera House.  The DEC is on the Opera House calendar for 3/16/2023. The speaker is Mr. Jackie Pons, Principal (Jefferson K-12).

 

Members were asked to donate food items for the event. The following were noted from those present and Russ will send out an email soliciting other donations:

 

Pat Inmon – Corned beef and cabbage

Evelyn Friend – Deviled eggs

Kent Watson and Gladys Roann-Watson – Cheese tray

Ann Herring – Dessert

Kathy & Russ Rothman, veggie tray and cupcakes

Ron Cichon pledged to cover Opera House rent

 

Other discussion – Russ gave an overview of the scholarship fliers and information about the scholarship program.  He will also put an ad in the newspaper 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Item:  Chair appoint 2023 Scholarship Committee – The following were nominated for the scholarship committee and agreed to serve:

 

Franklin Brooks (TBD, Mr. Brooks was not present)

Julie Conley

Ann Herring

Kent T. Watson

Martha Creel

Russ Rothman

O.J. Sloan (TBD, Mr. Sloan was not present)

Evelyn Friend

 

Item:  Succession – There was discussion regarding the succession of JDEC officers.  There will be an election in 2024. 

 

Attendance Report & Decisions – Jacqueline Seabrooks discussed attendance reporting.  There was discussion regarding the number of meetings that can be missed and whether the meetings missed are consecutive or within a specific time period.  Excused absences will be noted on a spreadsheet created by the Secretary and sent to Russ along with the minutes.  Members have the opportunity to explain absences at the next meeting and the spreadsheet can be updated accordingly.

 

Open Discussion – Jacqueline Seabrooks suggested that strategies for the upcoming elections be put on the monthly meeting agenda for discussion.

 

The next meeting is February 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted:  Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks, Secretary

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Jefferson County

December Executive Committee (DEC)

Minutes

December 13, 2022

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. with an invocation by Mr. Franklin Brooks followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The following members were in attendance:

 

Gladys Roann-Watson, Russ Rothman, Ann Herring, Jeanette Woodson, Pat Inmon, Kathy Rothman, and Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks

 

The following members were excused:

Julie Conley, Mae Eva Kyler, Penny Thompson, Pat Inmon, Martha Creel, and Marilyn Halsey

 

Guests:

 

Evelyn Friend, Kent Watson and Althera Johnson

 

Officers and Committee Report

 

The following financial Report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson. 

 

General Fund:             Deposits $21.00          Expenditures $289.54*           Balance $1382.95

 

Outstanding Checks:  1001 $184.00

                                    1002 $  84.00

 

Scholarship Fund:       Deposits $0.00            Expenditures $21.54*             Balance $656.04

                                   

 

 * Includes $8.00 Bank fee.

 

It was motioned by Mr. Brooks and seconded by Ann Herring to except the financial report as read.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was discussion about planning for the St. Patrick’s Day public meeting/scholarship fundraiser.  It was suggested that food would be donated, there would be no tickets sold but donations would be accepted.  The food donations and other particulars will be discussed at the January and February DEC meetings.

 

All information was presented as tentative.  The tentative date was set for March 16, 2023 at The Denham House.  Jackie Pons (Jefferson K-12 principal) and Betsey Barfield (former County Commissioner) were suggested as speakers.  Mr. Rothman will follow up with Pat Inmon, Denham House and Mrs. Roann-Watson will follow up with Mr. Pons about speaking.

 

It was decided to wait until the next meeting to consider Ray Scarola for the at large preceinct person. 

 

Mr. Rothman bought up the issue of absences.  He proposed that absences be addressed as an item on the monthly meeting agendas.

 

There was a lively discussion about the direction of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP), the local DEC and elections. 

Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee

Minutes

June 14, 2022

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:08 p.m. with the invocation by Mr. Ron Cichon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Members Excused: Mrs. Shirley Washington, Ms. Mae Eva Kyler and Mr. Franklin Brooks

Guests:  Ms. Althera Johnson (Democratic Candidate for Supervisor of Elections

Mr. Gene Hall (Incumbent and Democratic Candidate for District 2 Board of County Commission)

Mr. Michael Schweir (Chairman, Jefferson County Planning Commission)

 

It was moved by Mrs. Martha Creel and properly seconded by Ms. Jeanette Woodson that the minutes be approved.  Motion carried unanimously

 

Officers and Committee Reports

 

The following financial report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson:

 

General Fund: Deposits $50.00 Expenditures $37.98           Balance $2831.49

 

Scholarship Fund:Deposits $0.00 Expenditures $804.00         Balance $897.57

 

Outstanding Checks:  #1029  $400.00 (Scholarship check)

 

It was moved by Russ Rothman and seconded by Ann Herring that the financial report be accepted as read.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mrs. Roann-Watson reported that there had been unapproved activity on her personal bank accounts.  She suggested that current JCDEC accounts be closed and new accounts opened as she is signatory on those accounts.    

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Omitted 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Two candidates for local offices were present at the meeting.  They were given an opportunity to address the JCDEC.  First to speak was Ms. Althera Johnson, candidate for Jefferson County Supervisor of Elections.  Next was Mr. Gene Hall, incumbent, candidate for the Board of County Commissioners, District 2.

 

After Ms. Johnson’s opening statement, members in attendance asked questions.  She also gave some insight into the proposed initiatives she would like to implement if elected. 

 

Commissioner Hall gave a brief overview of his background, experience and tenure as the incumbent. As well as his accomplishments as a city councilman.  

 

Mr. Rothman invited both candidates back to the July 12, 2022 meeting so they could give an update on their campaign plans and how the JCDEC may be able to help them. 

 

The next meeting is Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

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Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee

Minutes

May 10, 2022

 

In Attendance:  Kathy Rothman, Jeanette Woodson, Willie Ann Dickey, Patricia Inmon, Kent T. Watson, Howard Marx, C.P. Miller and Jacqueline Y. Seabrooks

 

Excused:  Charles Parrish, Ann Herring, Martha Creel, Mae Eva Kyler, Julie Conley, and Franklin Brooks.

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:07 p.m. with the invocation by Mr. Kent T. Watson followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Officers and Committee Reports

 

The following financial report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson:

 

General Fund:          Deposits $50.00       Expenditures $104.00        Balance $2819.47

Scholarship Fund:   Deposits $290.00     Expenditures $4.00             Balance $1701.57

 

It was motioned by Mr. Russ Rothman and properly seconded by Ms. Willie Ann Dickey that the financial report be accepted as read.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A written scholarship committee report with distributed by Russ Rothman. It was motioned by Jacqueline Seabrooks and properly seconded by Ms. Willie Ann Dickey that the written report be accepted as read.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. C.P. Miller made comments about the reason to have the scholarship.  There was further discussion regarding the scholarship and how to do outreach to promote the scholarship.  Chief Watson gave an overview of what was relayed by the Somerset Guidance Counselor.  Ms. Dickey suggested that the committee do outreach to promote the scholarship to the schools. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ms. Gladys Roann-Watson reported on the trash pick-up day.  She reported that 27 people participated.

 

Mrs. Roann-Watson also reported on the meet and greet held for Rep. Tant held on April 26, 2022.

 

Two people were registered at the voter’s registration table set up on the 1st Monday in May.  Russ will send and email to see who is available to work the voter’s registration table the 1st Monday in June which is the 6th.  Russ will send out an email for the next event. 

Mr. Marx suggested having the government teacher to help by giving the forms out in their class.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Emancipation Parade.  Mrs. Roann-Watson volunteered her truck for the parade.  Chief Watson will walk carrying the banner.

 

Regarding removing names from the voter’s roll. It was reported that if voters have not voted in the last two elections, they are considered inactive and if they then go to vote they have to vote provisional.  One hundred twenty Democrats did not vote in the last two elections.  Precinct persons took lists of voters in their respective precincts to call.  Cards will also be sent to voters.

 

Ongoing efforts are underway for upcoming elections.  Democratic party is most likely waiting until after the qualifying period. There will be an event to distribute campaign signs like last year.  That event went very well.

 

On October 6, 2022, Dr. Murgo has agreed to come and speak.  Ms. Inmon suggested that the JCDEC do something to pep up the meeting.

 

Next meeting June 14, 2022.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:04.

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Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee

Minutes

April 12, 2022

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:04 p.m. with the invocation by Mr. Ron Cichon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

In Attendance:  , Gladys Roann Watson, Ann Herring, Julie Conley, Jeanette Woodson,  Franklin Brooks, Shirley Washington, CP Miller, Pat Inmon, Marilyn Halsey, Mae Eva Kyler, Charles Parrish, Kathy Rothman, Russ Rothman, Jacqueline Seabrooks, and Martha Creel.  Guests in attendance were Rep. Allison Tant and staff, Tobey, Allison’s son, Elizabeth Bevington, Von Ketner, Pat Cichon, Ron Cichon, Ric Gable, FDP Director of Party Affairs, Zack Slay, Ric’s replacement as FDP District Director, Kent T. Watson, Mark Lovell, Bruce Snyder, and Ray Scarola.

 

Florida Representative Allison Tant came to speak to the JDEC about redistricting and other issues affecting her newly modified district. She also talked about the school coming back under the control of the school district and the school’s partnership with the Children’s Home Society.  This partnership is a 25-year commitment. Rep. Tant announced that she will be at the local coffee shop, the Cow Haus every Monday from 1p.m. – 3p.m.  There will also be a meet and greet at the library on April 26, 2022 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

After Rep. Tant’s presentation attendees introduced themselves

 

Officers and Committee Reports

 

The following financial report was given by Ms. Jeanette Woodson:

 

General Fund:          Deposits $115.00     Expenditures $129.00        Balance $2873.47

Scholarship Fund:   Deposits $20.00       Expenditures $4.00             Balance $1415.57

 

It was moved by Mr. Russ Rothman and properly seconded that the financial report be accepted as read.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The scholarship committee announced that five scholarship applications had been received.  The meeting to interview the applicants was set for April 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Teen Center. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Rothman reported on the voter registration event held at Tax Collector’s Office at April 5, 2022.  It was decided to set a designated day to have the hold the event: the first Monday in each month.  The next first Monday is May 2nd.  Attendees volunteered for times to man the table. 

Attendees were reminded of the City of Monticello trash clean-up day to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Julie Conley announced that the City would provide grabbers, reflective vests, trash bags, buckets and gloves.  People will need to sign in and out for liability purposes.  Students are invited and can get community services hours.  

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Rothman gave an update from the BOCC meeting held on April 7, 2022

 

Gladys and Kent Watson and Russ Rothman will conduct a voter registration drive at the high school on May 5 during the lunch hour.

 

There was discussion about the upcoming July public meeting.  Russ gave an update.  He reported that Professor Murgo said that he could speak on October 6.  Mr. Rothman is still trying to get in touch with the democratic gubernatorial candidates. It was a consensus that Dr. Murgo come in October. 

 

Chair Roann-Watson announced that the next meetings will be held at the library.  She also asked School Board candidate Shirley Washington if she needed any financial assistance with her campaign for re-election for school board seat District 3.  Mrs. Washington indicated she did not.

 

Mr. Parrish announced that the Emancipation Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11 a.m.

 

Mr. CP Miller suggested that the precinct location be added to the precinct listing provided with the agenda.

 

Elizabeth Bevington gave an update on the vote builder training she is taking.  She offered to help anyone interested in getting set up to use the system.

 

Next meeting May 10, 2022.

 

The meeting was adjourned.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

March 9, 2022

 

The Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee met on March 9, 2022, at 6PM at the Jefferson Teen Center.  Members present were:

Gladys Roann-Watson, Precinct 4/Chair

Russ Rothman, Precinct 11/Vice Chair

Jeanette Woodson, Precinct 3/Treasurer

Julie Conley, Precinct 2/State Committeewoman

Kathy Rothman, Precinct 11

Mae Kyler, Precinct 10

C.P. Miller, Precinct 7

Marilyn Halsey, Precinct 9

Patricia Inmon, Precinct 8

Guests Elizabeth Bevington and Kent Watson

 

Excused absences: Willie Ann Dickey Pct 6, Ann Herring Pct 1, Martha Creel and Jacki Seabrooks, At Large

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Other absences: Shirley Washington, Charles Parrish, O.J. Sloan, Penny Thompson, Franklin Brooks

 

The meeting was called to order by Gladys Roann-Watson, followed by an invocation by Kent Watson, the Pledge of Allegiance and confirmation of a quorum.

 

Officer and Committee Reports:

 

  • Jeanette Woodson presented the Financial Report.As of 3/9/22, the account balances were:Regular Account $2887.47; Scholarship Account $1399.57.On motion of Russ Rothman, seconded by Julie Conley, the Financial Report was approved.

 

  • Russ Rothman indicated scholarship applications and posters have been furnished to JCHS/Somerset and Aucilla Christian Academy.

 

 

Old Business:

 

  • Due to the inability to engage a speaker for the March 31 public meeting, the event was cancelled on motion of Russ Rothman, seconded by Mae Kyler.We will attempt to secure a rental fee refund from the Monticello Opera House.Alternatively, we will ask that it be applied towards a future rental.

 

  • Julie Conley suggested we plan a community clean-up event as a service project.After some discussion, the event was scheduled for April 2 from 10:00AM to 12:00 noon.Volunteers will meet at the Teen Center at 9:30AM for refreshments and instructions.Julie will coordinate with the City and prepare an event flyer and C.P. Miller will be available to pick up and dispose of the bagged trash.

 

  • The next voter registration event was scheduled for March 31.Volunteers will be Gladys Roann-Watson and Kent Watson – 10:00AM to 12:00 noon; and Russ Rothman and Ray Scarola – 12:00 noon to 2:00PM.

 

New Business:

 

  • The members were reminded of attendance requirements prescribed by the DEC By-laws.

  • Elizabeth Bevington announced she has been working with the VoteBuilder computer software program and gave a brief explanation of how it works to refine and modify voter status for better voter outreach.She offered to provide a training session following the April 12 DEC meeting.

  • C.P. Miller suggested the DEC show support for the Tigers football team and new head coach.

 

There being no further business, on motion of Patricia Inmon, seconded by Mae Kyler,  the meeting was adjourned at 7:05PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Julie Conley

(on behalf of Jackie Seabrooks, Secretary)

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