Announcement: North Carolina Green Party 2016 Spring Gathering

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 The North Carolina Green Party 2016 Spring Gathering will be held at the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) office, Dan Pollitt Center building, on Saturday, May 14, 2016. RAFI is located at 274 Pittsboro Elementary School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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The meeting will last from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Breakfast foods (bagels, toast, fruit, coffee and tea) will be available. Lunch will be ordered from a local restaurant. Please RSVP below and indicate whether you prefer vegetarian or vegan fare. Our agenda will be as follows:

AM
9:30–9:45: Welcome and Introductions
9:45–10:15: Local, State and Treasurer reports
10:15–11:00: Summary of 2016-2017 Plans (co-chairs)

  1. 1. Reorganization to dues based structure—increased accountability to membership
  2. 2. Re-emphasis on community involvement—community issue support and grassroots organizing
  3. 3. Independent and non-partisan candidate support
  4. 4. Local organizing—formal vs. informal chapters and possible by-law alterations to accommodate new forms of organizing
  5. 5. Ballot access—public awareness and specific event planning

11:00–11:20: Break—place lunch orders
11:20–12:15: Discussion of plan—member ideas and suggestions (lunch orders at 11:15)

PM
12:151:00: Lunch. If possible, we will schedule a speaker or presentation
1:001:30: Selection of delegates and alternates to GPUS national convention in Houston, TX
1:202:00: Election of officers—all positions are open for nominations
2:002:45: Breakout groups on plan elements

  1. 1. Issue and action recommendations
  2. 2. Independent and non-partisan candidate support
  3. 3. Local organizing
  4. 4. Ballot access plans and procedures

2:453:30: Report back from breakout sessions
3:30–4:00: Wrap up and adjourn. Facility cleanup

In solidarity,

Wayne Turner
Co-chair
North Carolina Green Party

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