Sunday, 28 June 2009
Attendance: 11 Central Committee members were in attendance for the meeting. Potential candidates Chris Lewis, Eric Redd, and Larry King did not show up.
Nominations of 2010 Candidates for State Office: Bob Johnston stated that a 60% favorable vote was needed for candidates to be nominated. Bob Johnston nominated Lorenzo Gaztañaga to be our candidate for the 2nd district U.S. House of Representatives. The vote was cast by a show of hands and was passed unanimously. Bob Johnston nominated Dr. Richard Davis and was seconded by Muir Boda to be our candidate for the 1st district U.S. House of Representatives. The vote was cast by a show of hands and was passed unanimously.
Volunteers: David Amstraugh met Bill Buzzell and Mike Linder at the Pride Festival and wanted to be a volunteer. Bob Johnston will contact him if he is not contacted by David first. George Reynolds stated that he is willing to be treasurer if anyone from Cecil County wants to run for County Council.
Announcements: Susan Gaztañaga announced that for the Dundalk Heritage July 4th parade, we would like to have a bigger presence. We are part of the Red Group which is the first group to march, and so should be done by 10:30 am. Volunteers will be riding in the back of a pickup truck. Staging is at the Logan Shopping Center at 7 am. Susan Gaztañaga announced that the Baltimore LP is having a picnic on Saturday July 11th [since moved to August 8] at 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Belmont Park. She had a flyer available. Susan Gaztañaga announced that August 1st is the Chesapeake Pride Festival and has been moved to the Mayo Beach Park. The board has agreed to pay the fee, which is estimated to be about $75 based on previous year’s fees.
Adjournment: the Central Committee meeting adjourned at 2:50 pm.