Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bulletin 6.1: Attend the State Convention on May 3rd!

THE SC GREEN PARTY BULLETIN
Volume 6 No. 1 – April 16, 2008
www.scgreenparty.org

FEATURES:

(1) ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION ON MAY 3rd
(2) NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
(3) MAKE YOUR 2008 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 MAY 3rd **********************************************************************

Please join us for the annual state convention of the South Carolina Green Party in Columbia on Saturday, May 3rd, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the Richland County Public Library (Bank of America Room), 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Registration will begin at 1:45 p.m. We will follow our usual agenda, beginning with elections for the Steering Committee, then nominations for federal and statewide offices, and then elections for delegates to the national Green Party convention.

Everyone is encouraged to attend! Official delegates to the state convention have been chosen through precinct meetings and county conventions leading up to the state convention, following the timetable set up in the bylaws; however, all SC Green Party members are encouraged to participate in our planning for the upcoming election cycle.

The Richland County Public Library is at the corner of Hampton and Assembly. From the west side of the State House, go north on Assembly Street for three blocks. The library will be on your left.


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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 April 19th (two weeks before the State Convention). The terms of four Steering Committee members are ending (Bill Bobo, Leslie Minerd, Bryan Smith, and Antonio Williams), so four 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 April 19th 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 April 19th, the Steering Committee will provide a final list of nominees.


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(3) MAKE YOUR 2008 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 2008, 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.
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

Gregg Jocoy (2007-2009), greggjocoy@riseup.net
(h) 803-547-2112,
203 Pond View Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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

Nammu Muhammad (2007-2009), blackvista2008@aol.com
(h) 803-414-4426
1517 Manning Ave, Columbia, SC 29204

Bryan Smith (2006-2008), bryanspospup@yahoo.com
(h) 803-547-4884, (w) 704-333-6678
204 Grier St, Fort Mill, SC 29715

David Whiteman (2007-2009), 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: Jermaine Simmons
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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