October 2014 General Meeting Minutes


Culver City Democratic Club – 62 Years

General Membership Meeting – Veterans Auditorium Rotunda

Minutes – Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  1. Call to Order at 7:06 by Sylvia Moore, acting President.
  1. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Darryl Cherness.
  1. Approval of September 10, 2014 Minutes. Moved to approve by Margaret Lindgren, seconded by Darryl. Approved.
  1. Officer Reports
  1. Treasurer’s Report (as given to Sylvia by Eric Fine) Total funds as of September 30, 2014 were: $2,414.13.
  2. Membership (Diane Rosenberg) – 168 members paid for 2014. New member Sandy Goldfarb. www.CulverCityDemocraticClub.com/RENEW.
  3. Fundraising (Amy Cherness) – no report at this time.
  4. Outreach (Sylvia Moore) – There was a suggestion that club members who can, switch to electronic newsletters.
  5. Correspondence & Legislation: (Stephen Murray) – No report.
  1. Recommendation that the CCDC donate $50-100 to LACDP for 2104 GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts to open a campaign office on the westside. Darryl moved that we send $50 to LACDP for this effort. Seconded by Herb Rosenberg. Approved by voice vote of members.
  1. Program: Special video introduction by filmmaker Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films. Screening of Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition. Regina Clemente of Brave New Films, fielded questions from the audience following the showing. She spoke of a new film about to be released, “Overcriminalized,” which exposes how the mentally ill are arrested. They will be viewing “Overcriminalized” on 10-9-14 at 6:30 p.m. at their offices of Brave New World in Culver City. www.Bravenewfilms.org They have a program for educators, called “Brave New Educators.” Suggestion to show the films at the Aero Theatre, Laemmle Theatres, Egyptian Theatre (independent theatres).
  1. Announcements:
  1. The Club made $15 on popcorn sales during the film.
  2. New membership was encouraged!
  3. Executive Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Rosenberg’s home at 10 a.m.
  4. October 19, 2014, Sunday, Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year Awards. From the 54th AD, Sen. Holly Mitchell and the Hon. Jim B. Clarke will be honored. $125/ticket. Early bird (by Sept. 29): $110.

Motion to adjourn this meeting by Darryl. Seconded by Tom Camarella. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Pat Levinson, Recording Secretary