Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bulletin 5.1: Attend the Annual State Green Party Convention on August 25th!

THE SC GREEN PARTY BULLETIN
Volume 5, No. 1 – July 21, 2007
www.scgreenparty.org

FEATURES:
(1) ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION SET FOR AUGUST 25th
(2) NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
(3) MAKE YOUR 2007 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION

CONTINUING:

(A) LOCAL UPDATES
(B) VOLUNTEER FOR A STATE OR NATIONAL COMMITTEE
(C) RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS
(D) JOIN OUR DISCUSSION FORUM
(E) CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SCGP STEERING COMMITTEE
(F) GREEN PARTY OFFICE-HOLDERS
(G) ABOUT THE SC GREEN PARTY BULLETIN


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(1) ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION ON AUGUST 25th
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Please join us for the annual state convention of the South Carolina Green Party in Columbia on Saturday, August 25th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the Simkins Center, 2025 Marion Street.

Registration will begin at 12:45. The main items on the agenda are the elections for the Steering Committee and a discussion of how to achieve the SCGP goals for 2007.

The Simkins Center is near the corner of Marion and Elmwood. From the State House, go east on Gervais for two blocks to Marion Street, then turn left (north) on Marion almost to Elmwood.


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(2) NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS **********************************************************************

Nominations are now open for election to the Steering Committee. Nominations must be received no later than August 11th (two weeks before the State Convention). Steering Committee members will be elected by members present at the State Convention. The terms of three Steering Committee members are ending (Nammu Muhammad, Laura Sima, and David Whiteman), so three positions will be open.

Nominations may be emailed (just reply to this email or to davidpwhiteman@yahoo.com) or mailed (SCGP, P.O. Box 5341, Columbia, SC 29250).

In order to be eligible to be on the ballot, anyone nominated must certify by August 11th that they (a) are interested in being on the ballot, (b) are a member of the Party, and (c) do not occupy a leadership position in any other political party. All nominees should also submit a brief personal statement for inclusion in the SCGP Bulletin and the State Convention agenda packet.

After nominations are closed on August 11th, the Steering Committee will provide a final list of nominees.


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(3) MAKE YOUR 2007 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION
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According the SCGP bylaws, in order to be considered a member of the Party for meetings and conventions, a citizen must have either (a) paid annual dues or (b) been an active member of a party organization in the state. To be sure you are a member for 2007, send in your $25 annual membership contribution. You can send your checks to SCGP, P.O. Box 5341, Columbia, SC, 29250.


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(A) LOCAL UPDATES
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One major priority this year is to build strong local Green Party organizations in every area of the state. If you see a local party for your area in the list below, please contact the person listed. If you don’t see a local in your area, please volunteer to help organize a local group (especially if you're in Charleston)! For assistance to get you started, contact Bill Bobo, newwines@aol.com, 803-279-9604.

MIDLANDS GREEN PARTY (Richland/Lexington):
Next meeting TBA, Simkins Center, 2025 Marion Street, Columbia.
For more information, contact David Whiteman, davidpwhiteman@yahoo.com, 803-799-1205.

AIKEN COUNTY GREEN PARTY (Aiken/North Augusta):
Next meeting TBA. Held at 3514 Gamble Road (off of Gregg, between Richland Ave and Trolley Line Road, about 2-3 blocks south of Trolley Line Road).
For more information contact Bill Bobo, newwines@aol.com, 803-279-9604.

YORK COUNTY GREENS (York/Chester/Lancaster/Cherokee):
Next meeting: TBA.
For more information, contact Gregg Jocoy, GreggJocoy29715@yahoo.com, 803-547-212.


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(B) VOLUNTEER FOR A STATE OR NATIONAL COMMITTEE
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Our state and national committees need your skills!

(a) State. Opportunities exist for volunteers on all state committees, including communication, fundraising, website, elections, and outreach and membership. If you're interested, please reply to this email and let us know about your interests and skills.

(b) National. The SCGP is eligible to have representatives serve on most of the national USGP committees. For a list of committees, check out www.gpus.org/committees.html. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please reply to this email.


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(C) RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS
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Encourage your friends to become members of the SCGP. The best way is just have them sign up through our website (www.scgreenparty.org). Or they can send their name, address, and phone number in reply to this email. We will add them to our mailing list and forward their names to our local organizers.


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(D) JOIN OUR DISCUSSION FORUM!
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In addition to the SCGP Bulletin, which is distributed 2-3 times a month, the SCGP maintains a discussion/action forum for its members. If you are interested in receiving more frequent emails about issues and events related to green politics, please join the our Discussion Forum by sending an email to:

SC-GreenParty_Forum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


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(E) CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SCGP STEERING COMMITTEE
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Bill Bobo (2006-2008), newwines@aol.com
(h) 803-279-9604
908 Fairlane Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841

Elaine Mangum (2006-2008), elainemangum@gmail.com
(h) 803-477-7774
2855 Superior St, Columbia, SC 29205

Leslie Minerd (2006-2008), hipwazee@gmail.com
(h) 803-799-9297, (w) 803-376-1500
2716 Blossom St, Columbia, SC 29205

Nammu Muhammad (2005-2007)
(h) 803-414-4426
1517 Manning Ave, Columbia, SC 29204

Laura Sima (2005-2007), laura.corina.sima@gmail.com
(h) 803-979-1052
616 Pickens St, Apt 4, Columbia, SC 29201

David Whiteman (2005-2007), davidpwhiteman@yahoo.com
(w) 803-777-4548, (h) 803-799-1205
200 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205

Antonio Williams (2006-2008)
(h) 803-605-5084
1517 Manning Ave, Columbia, SC 29204

SCGP delegates to Green National Committee:
Elaine Mangum (delegate)
David Whiteman (delegate)

SCGP members on national committees:
Coordinated Campaign Committee: [vacant]
International Committee: [vacant]
Media Committee: [vacant]


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(F) GREEN PARTY OFFICE-HOLDERS
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Preston Holston (appointed)
Conservation Commission
Richland County

Lee Jane Kaufman (appointed)
Tree and Beautification Commission
City of Columbia


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(G) ABOUT THE SC GREEN PARTY BULLETIN
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The SC Green Party Bulletin, distributed no more than 2-3 times each month, is designed to keep members and friends of the SC Green Party informed about important state activities and events.

If you would like to stop receiving the Bulletin and be deleted from the SC Green Party database, simply respond to this email and ask to be removed.

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