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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Minutes Sept? Approved Oct?

Thursday, October 12 2006 @ 10:03 PM PDT

9/26/06 - Eureka Greens Minutes

Members Present: Heidi Calton (Facilitator), Xandra Manns, Jared Wilken, Hannah Clapsadle, David Cobb, David Giarrizzo, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (Notes)

Guests & Observers: Mary Beth Wolford (Ward 1, City Council Candidate), Peter LaVallee (Eureka Mayor Candidate), Tish Wilburn (Ward 1, City Council Candidate), Ron Kuhnel (Ward 3, City Council Candidate), Andy Bird (Campaign Manager for Peter LaVallee), Larry Glass (Ward 1, City Council Candidate), Roxanna Taylor (Campaign Manager for Larry Glass), Noah Matthews, James “Jumbo” Nolan, Evan Utter, Monty Caid, Greta Mund, Charles Douglas

Mary Beth Wolford, Mary Beth Wolford, Tish Wilburn, Peter LaVallee, Larry Glass and Ron Kuhnel made presentations on their issues and interests.


David made the proposal that we endorse Peter LaVallee, Larry Glass, Ron Kuhnel, Nancy Abrams (unanimous consensus). Hannah will also email Nan Abrams to ask her the same questions that we asked the other candidates, just for our information.

All have commitment to the lower income neighborhoods and citizens who live there.

Support LaVallee in part because of his willingness to nominate Xandra to Planning Commission, openness to IRV, support of Police Review, and support for the environment.

Support for Ron Kuhnel in part because of his commitment to the environment, support for Council openness and accountability, commitment to address the pulp mill concerns, his dedication to this community and his leadership experience with the Planning Commission.

Support for Larry Glass in part because of his commitment to local businesses, support and leadership in support for the environment, neighborhood advocacy, commitment to address the pulp mill concerns, and his willingness to speak up for the public process and open government.

Big thanks to Xandra for inviting and recruiting all the candidates who came.


David Giarrizzo nominated James Nolan, he declined the nomination. James Nolan nominated Monty Caid, he declined the nomination because he hasn’t been very involved yet and wants to learn more first. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap nominated Jared Wilken. (with unanimous consensus he was appointed)

4. UPCOMING FUNDRAISER: Yard Sale, October 7th (7am-sundown)
Kaitlin & David will be out of town but they offered their house for storage and have tables they can make available, Hannah will be able to help collect items (442-5109). Xandra can volunteer on Saturday. Jared can help, but he has a workshop that day and doesn’t know the time yet, he will let Heidi know. Heidi will call KMUD for an announcement. Heidi will send an announcement to the Eureka Reporter & the Tri-City Weekly. Xandra and Heidi opened a bank account for the Eureka Greens at Umpqua Bank.

Evan Utter (of the bank Lovely Silly Delusions) would be willing to play a benefit at the Red Fox Tavern. Xandra and Monty know Evan and can work on this, Evan has most of it already figured out so he’s just going to run with it. They will let us know the date, sometime mid-October.

For next meeting:
• Historian Bylaws change
• Nominations for new webmaster
• Bylaw change to add Secretary to help Chair make agendas
• Voter guide
• How are we going to spend our money?
• Approve minutes from Aug and Sept

Submitted by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Secretary
Approved October 14, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Former Secretary amused while Eureka Green Party Burns

Hi Folks! I am happy to say that I am still living in Eureka, I am still registered Green, and I share this blog with other Green members not content with the direction the Eureka Greens have gone. (No fault by the current Chairperson, but largely due to David Cobb and his devotees.) The day that Cobb and his druigies take off the makeup, cast away their smarmy semi-professional facade and are exposed for the charlatans they are, that will be the day this Roman enters the forum of meetings with the Eureka Greens. It really irritates David that he can't control everyone he meets. He once made a declaration of a peace treaty immediately followed by a barrage of questions concerning items up for discussion that were posted anonymously on this blog. Cobb wanted to ban any question or item remotely connected with Charles Douglas, and extended that to any person with an IQ larger than David Cobb. I felt that, no matter who it is, registered Green or not, their thoughts and point are valid enough to bring up. So, in response to you Eureka Greens that think I should comply with your demands on changing my blog name, I simply say, "burn, baby, burn!"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

November Minutes

Sunday, November 26 2006 @ 10:41 PM PST

Eureka Greens Minutes – October 14, 2006
Members Present: Heidi Calton (facilitator), Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (notetaker), Jared Wilken, Hannah Clapsadle, Budd Dickinson, David Cobb
Guests: Dana Silvernale, Martha Devine

1. Announcements
*2nd Annual Organic Planet Festival Participant Party Oct 16th at 315 P St, 4:30pm - Heidi got a card addressed to the County Greens, anyone who participated with the Green Party table is welcome to attend (Heidi)
*Hunger Strike in protest of the war, now until the election, at the Courthouse steps every day at noon (Heidi) *Hannah's mom is running as a write in candidate against Mike Thompson. She's not a Green but she's running largely on a Green platform. Hannah will send an email to the Greens list with this candidate. (Hannah)
*Lisa Butterfield was elected by a narrow margin to the Coop Board of Directors. There was a 4.1% voter turnout. Martha also let us know about the live lobster tank and is part of the Lobster Rescue Brigade. Oct 29th, 3-6pm, Eka Coop is the next annual meeting, opportunity to speak to the board about anything.
*Eileen McGee asked Dana to represent the Greens on KHSU (90.1FM) Thursday Night Talk in a discussion about the state propositions. Patrick Riggs (Dems) and someone from the Republicans will be on too. Send Dana any information you have about the propositions, and everyone is welcome to call in that night.

2. Adoption of August & September Meeting Minutes
*August Minutes approved by unanimous consensus
*September Minutes approved by unanimous consensus with an addition that Larry and Ron promised to address the pulp mill emissions.

3. Supervisor Endorsements
*The group decided not to make any endorsements for the Supervisor's seat or for the state propositions. *It was suggested that we send the Supervisor candidates a questionnairre with questions.
*It was suggested that the County Greens would be a more appropriate body to do this.

4. State Initiatives Dana brought the Alameda Green statement and the GPCA positions. She will re-send them to Kaitlin so she can forward it to the Eureka Greens.
83 - no position
84 - YES
85 - NO
86 - no position
87 - YES
88 - no position
89 - YES
90 - NO
There was no time to discuss the bond measures, so we took no position on all of them. Kaitlin and Heidi will write a press release to announce our endorsements. We won't do a voter guide at this time but we're looking forward to the next election and being really ready to publicize our positions next election. We're all ready to help the County get the word out to the voters.

5. Proposal to change bylaws to allow Chair and Secretary to work together to prepare agendas – Kaitlin Proposal passed by unanimous consensus

6. Officers Reports Treasurers Report (Heidi) Last month's yard sale brought in $409.81, Heidi will donate the remaining items to the Arcata Endeavor, the Women's Shelter or the Multiple Assistance Center. Total in bank is $816.81

7. Eureka Greens Website We would like David Giarrizzo to remove the title "Eureka Greens" from his personal blog and change the address of the blog to make it clear it is his personal blog. We will ask David Giarrizzo to turn over the domain Heidi will build us a website and Kaitlin will administer it with her, until our next meeting when we appoint a new official web administrator. Hannah is willing to help if they need it, Dana can help with linking it to the GPHC.

Next meeting items:
*Historian Proposal
*Future fundraising ideas
*Appoint new web administrator
*Voter registration ideas

Submitted by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Secretary
Approved November 18, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Eureka Greens Next Meeting, Saturday Nov. 18

December 2006
Eureka Greens Meeting
When: Saturday, December 16 2006 @ 03:30 PM PST - 05:00PM
Where: 321 Coffee (321 Third St, between D & E streets in Eureka)
Description: This is the monthly meeting of the Eureka Greens. Come get involved! For more information, call Heidi at 834-1978.