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Meeting Minutes

August 18, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 4:03 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The treasury report was read and accepted. We have $556 in the scholarship fund as of today. Thirty- seven members have paid their dues.

Nancy Cannaday spoke about the Vote by Mail program. Over 2,000 people would qualify in Ellis County. Because it’s something new, the recipients will need to be called to have it explained. We need volunteers to sign up to make phone calls.

Old Business: Scholarship recipients, Emma Howard and Marissa Feller received their money. Pat Paige gave a report of the TDW food donation on July 23rd at Manna House in Midlothian. We were asked what organization we represented multiple times and they were very pleased with the donations. Manna House works with the police and fire departments and with churches. We are donating $1200 to candidates. A committee was formed to make the decisions as to how to distribute. The committee includes Barbara Fudge, Kathy Mitchell, Ruthie Self, and Nancy Cannaday. Women’s Equality Day is August 22nd in Dallas at City Hall at 12:00 pm on the 6th floor. Turning the Page is the theme. Wear white.

Tommy Cannaday announced that Lynn Wilson has been very ill. She is in hospice care and is not responding.

New Business: Donations are needed for the Hope Clinic, like diapers and other baby things. Nancy suggested that we have a “baby shower” in the next meeting to collect the donations. We could name it Baby Shower for Hope Clinic.
Our speaker was Robert Ray Smith who spoke to us about the two main ways to get your Medicare coverage. Those are the original Medicare and the Medicare Advantage Plan.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:43.


Ellis County TDW Miinutes

July 21, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  The treasury report was read and accepted.  Lynda Begnaud conducted the meeting in Kathy KinKaid's absence.

The $510.00 made from the fish fry was given to 8 candidates per Jana Sanchez.  Each candidate received $56.00.  The Scholarship Fund now has $1536.00.  We asked for more donations and discussed membership dues.

Old Business:  Food donations will be for Manna House in Midlothian.  Pat Paige will be taking the food there soon.  TDW summer retreat will be in Dallas.  Many speakers will be there August 3rd and 4th.

New Business:  We need new committees and the volunteers to head them.  Committees could meet once a month.  For the Get Out the Vote fundraiser, see Lynda Begnaud after the meeting.  Kathy KinKaid suggested we make banners indicating things for which liberals stand.  For example, liberals support DACA.  This can be discussed in the next meeting.  TDW has a new website.  Each chapter has the ability to have one also.  Lynda showed everyone the different pages of the website.  Photos could be included.  It was asked if the minutes of the meeting could be included in the websites and we agreed to do that.  Also, we discussed if the bylaws and committees should be included and we decided not to include those.  We discussed a possible mission statement.

Per the upcoming election, a list of judges were needed by Jana Onion by July 31st.  Gayla Gatling provided those.  On August 13 and 14, Jana will be having input to modernize the voting equipment.  They have had difficulties getting parts.

The speaker is Barbara Clark, the CEO of the Hope Clinic.  Kevin Crouch was her co-speaker.

Meeting was adjourned at 4:30.


Ellis County TDW Miinutes

June 16, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 4:10 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes and the treasury report were read and accepted.

Kathy KinKaid's introduction concerned the DACA program and the situation on the border with children being separated from their parents.

Marissa Feller, the second scholarship recipient, spoke about her college plans and answered questions from the members.

Our speakers, Juana Ayala and Yuridia Salazar, spoke to the members about their experience with DACA.  They informed us about the process to apply for DACA, the costs involved and how it has to be renewed every two years.  Each time it's renewed, they have to do the full application process anew, and they have to pay once again.  They have to give quite a bit of information and they have to be fingerprinted so they are easier to track.  Therefore, they worry they would be more easy to deport.

Old business:  Slate cards which have the information about the Democratic candidates could be helpful when doing block walks.  Ruthie Self suggested that TDW donate the money from the Fish Fry to Jana Sanchez in order to contribute toward the slate cards.  Barbara Fudge suggested that we earmark the money for the slate cards and figure out to whom the check would be given.  It was decided that Lynda Begnaud will do what will be appropriate after talking to Jana.  Beto signs and bumper stickers are at headquarters.  The July 4th parade's theme is Ride the Blue Wave with the Young Democrats working on that.  Kathryn Mossum asked for information about the state convention and whether or not we would be meeting and going together.  The answer to that was no.  The SD22 caucus is mandatory for delegates and they should sit together in order to vote.  Juneteenth information was given.

New Business:  It is time to start thinking about the Christmas party.  The city council meets July 2nd in was anyone wants to attend.  Liberal Lunch will be July 14th.  We will try to have on in Red Oak at that time along with Waxahachie and Ennis.

Meeting adjourned at 5:40.