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Membership Development – Sheila Riley

Expand and enhance the membership of the Club and the Democratic Party by developing and implementing strategies and opportunities for recruitment and retention; outreach; marketing and visibility (in cooperation and coordination with the Communications Committee); leadership development; and other such activities that may benefit the Club and further its objectives.

Finance – Brock Cavett

Organize activities and propose policies to protect and enhance the financial position of the Club; to lead discussion in the preparation of a budget for the future fiscal year and to submit it to the Club at the annual meeting in November; to submit from time to time amendments to the budget for the current fiscal year, which shall be adopted by a majority vote; to organize and coordinate fundraising activities; to review and report to the Club on the financial status of the Club; and other such financial tasks and activities that may benefit the Club and further its objectives.

Communications – Bonnie McFarland

Develop and coordinate strategies and tools with which to communicate with members of the Club and other Democrats within the community; to draft and disseminate public relations pieces and coordinate all contacts with the press; to organize and coordinate training and opportunities to develop communication skills; to organize and coordinate speakers and writers bureaus; to organize and coordinate rapid response efforts; and to initiate other such activities that may benefit the Club and further its objectives.

Elections – Sheila Riley

Organize, coordinate and oversee voter registration efforts; precinct operations; elections monitoring; candidate recruitment and support; mailings (in cooperation and coordination with the Communications Committee); related training and education; and other such elections-related activities that may benefit the Club and further its objectives.

Policy and Research – Freya Foley

Organize activities, speakers and forums for the Club and the community at large to facilitate open discussion and debate regarding policy issues of interest to the Club; to research, analyze and present policy issues to the Club, and upon request of the Club, to draft and recommend positions for adoption by the Club; to formulate a platform for adoption by the Club; to monitor, track and make recommendations to the Club regarding legislative activities at the local, state, federal and international levels, most particularly with respect to policy matters of direct concern to the members of the Club; to monitor and track the voting records of public officials of interest to the Club to research and make recommendations regarding endorsement and support of candidates for public office; and to provide the Club and other such research and analyses that may benefit the Club and further its objectives.

Rules – Bonnie McFarland

Keep these bylaws and any rules adopted by the Club consistent with the objectives of the Club; propose changes in the rules and bylaws when necessary; and interpret the rules and bylaws when called upon by the officers or members.

Additional duties of the Rules/Compliance Committee chair (or designee) shall include (but not be limited to):

  • Ensure that all officers comply with the Bylaws and Standing Rules of this body; ensure that all policies of this body are followed; and assist with any compliance review matters;
  • Serve as a proactive Parliamentarian at all DGR meetings;
  • Follow the first and second meeting at which nominations for board positions are solicited, shall provide to all announced candidates the bylaws and standing rules that apply to each position as well as the checklist of duties and responsibilities that has been provided by the outgoing core officers and committee chairs.

Audit – Abel Chavez

Meet with the DGR Treasurer and the DGR Membership Chair (or designee) in order to conduct a quarterly internal review of the Club’s accounting records; oversee the auditing of the Club’s annual financial statements;  review and report on any other matters referred to it by the officers or members of the Club. Prepare and provide a written report quarterly to the DGR e-board and the DGR Membership.

The chair of the Audit Committee is not a voting member of the Executive Board; officers elected to the Board may not also serve on the Audit Committee while serving on the Board, nor for one (1) year thereafter.