Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Special Bannock County Dems Central Committee meeting to nominate and elect Chair, Secretary and Leg. District 28 Chair



Tonight, Tuesday, February 21st, the Bannock County Democratic Party will be holding a special Central Committee meeting, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to take nominations for the positions of Bannock County Chair, Secretary and Legislative District 28 Chair, and vote on said nominations.*

Precinct Captains are reminded to attend, and all Democrats in Bannock County are invited to attend. If a Precinct Captain is unable to attend, they may provide a surrogate with their signed proxy to vote on their behalf.**

The Central Committee meeting will be held at Bannock County Democratic Party headquarters, located at 355 Yellowstone Ave., across the street from Mama Inez restaurant. Entrances are at the front and back of the building, with parking in back.

Attend Central Committee to receive updates on what is happening with the party, as well as discussions and plans for the future. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization via email at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com, call us at (208) 234-8908, or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/BannockCountyDemocrats.


(From the Bannock County Democratic Central Committee Bylaws)

*Section 3

ELECTION OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE OFFICERS. The officers of the Central Committee shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, State Committeeman, and State Committeewoman.
A. ELIGIBILITY. Any member of the Democratic Party of Idaho, who is eighteen years of age and is a resident of Bannock County shall be eligible to hold any of the Central Committee offices. A person who is an officer of the Central Committee may also be a Precinct Committee person.

B. ELECTION. At the organizational meeting, as defined in Article IV, Section 1, the nomination and election of Central Committee officers shall occur. Any Article II, Section 1A voting member of the Central Committee may nominate a resident of Bannock County, who is a member of the Democratic Party of Idaho, and willing to sign an oath or affirmation as such, for any of the offices of the Central Committee. Such nomination requires the second of another Article II, Section 1A voting member of the Central Committee. Each officer shall be elected by a majority vote of all Article II, Section 1A voting members present, including valid proxies.

C. TERM. The term of office for each of the Central Committee officers, except those elected to fill a vacancy, shall be two years and such term shall commence on the date of the organizational meeting. Officers shall serve at the pleasure of the Central Committee or until their successors are elected.

D. VACANCIES.
I. In the event of a vacancy in the position of County Chair, the County Vice Chair shall forthwith set a date for a Central Committee meeting for an election to fill such vacancy. All Precinct Committee people are to have a least five days prior written notice of such meeting. The election shall be held within twenty-five days of such vacancy.

2. In the event of a vacancy in any of the offices of the Central Committee, with the exception of County Chair, the nomination and election of a successor to fill such vacancies shall take place at the next regular or special meeting of the Central Committee in the same manner in which such officers are nominated and elected at the organizational meeting.


**Section 6

VOTING. Only those voting members of the Central Committee, or their proxies as provided hereafter in Section 7, who are present, shall be eligible to vote at any regular or special meeting of the Central Committee.

Section 7

PROXIES. Any Article II, Section 1A voting member of the Central Committee may vote by proxy at any meeting of the Central Committee provided that such proxy shall be in writing, signed by the voting member giving the proxy which specifically refers to the meeting by date and the name of the person to whom the proxy is given, and provided that:

A. Any duly elected Precinct Deputy shall automatically exercise the right to vote as Acting Precinct Committee person of his or her precinct at any regular or special meeting of the Central Committee if the Precinct Committee person of his or her precinct is absent from that meeting, or vote, without the need to obtain a written proxy. In the absence of a Precinct Deputy voting as Acting Precinct Committee person, then a proxy vote may be taken as otherwise outlined in this Section.

B. A person voting a proxy for a voting member of the Central Committee must be a member of the Democratic Party of Idaho and willing to sign an oath or affirmation as such, with the exception of officers and automatic members of the Central Committee.

C. A person voting a written proxy for a voting member of the Central Committee must reside in Bannock County,

D. No person voting during any Central Committee meeting shall have more than one vote.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kevin Lish, Board Chairman for All Under One Roof LGBT Center to speak at Bannock Democrats' Political Soup luncheon

The public is invited to attend the Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup luncheon this Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Our guest speaker will be Kevin Lish, Board Chairman for All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho. Lish has been chair of All Under One Roof's board for four years, and is a 28-year Financial Advisor in Pocatello for Mutual of Omaha.

Lish will speak about the mission of All Under One Roof (AUOR), the need for LGBT Centers, some of the larger challenges facing the LGBT community and discuss the issue of HIV Criminalization in Idaho.

Political Soup is held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across the street from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.

For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.