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Minutes - July 18, 2018

Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee Minutes of Meeting
July 18, 2018

A.  Call-to-Order:

The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Chairman Barnes.

B.  Members in Attendance (34):

Phylicia Porter, Arlene Fisher, Monica Cooper, Ben Smith, Sherelle Witherspoon,  Crystal Parker, Tessa Hill Aston , Alex J. Garcia , Karenthia Barber, Sylvia Williams, Sonja Merchant -Jones, Odette Ramos, Angie Winder, Angela C. Gibson, Tammy Stinnett, Lisa J. Henson, Kalman Finkelstein, Roxane Prettyman, Kyle Berkley, Ammi K. Shakur, Timothy Bridges, Eric Booker, Chanel Branch, Jasmine Collins, Mike Ball , Sharon Brackett, Mark Edelson , Jan Eveland, Betty Bland-Thomas, Tehila Fink, John Bullock

C.  Guest(s) in Attendance:

Forty guests signed (Attached attendance sheets for Chairman only)

D.  Welcome:

Chairman Barnes welcomed guests and asked them to introduce themselves and tell which District they represent .
E.  Agenda:
A motion to approve the July 18, 2018 agenda was requested by Chairman Barnes. Alex Garcia requested that the allegation of " sexual harassment" against Delegate Curtis Anderson be added to the agenda. Chairman Barnes stated: "the only issues we will be addressing while I'm Chair  are those pertaining to Central Committee  business."  Request was denied.  Odette Ramos made  a motion to accept the agenda; Karenthia Barber 2nd motion. Motion accepted .
F.  Minutes of Meeting:
Chairman Barnes asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the May 2018 meeting. Angela Gibson made the motion to accept minutes; Karenthia Barber 2nd motion. May minutes accepted as read.
G.  Correspondence:
No Correspondence
H.  Treasurer's Report:
Chairman Barnes asked for a motion to approve Treasurer Mike Ball's Financial report. Kalman Finkelstein made a motion to accept Treasurer's Report; seconded by Arlene Fisher. Report accepted.
I.  Old Business:
Chairman Barnes reminded the membership that they need to address two very important contracts over the next 30 days.
1.  The contract for October 2018's Annual Obama-King Leadership Awards Breakfast Fundraiser (Radisson Hotel) has been signed and a deposit has been made.
2.  The contract with Humanim (monthly meeting space) expires September 2018; a decision to renew needs to be made.
J.New Business:
1.  Chairman Barnes requested that all members take a copy of the Democratic State Central Committee of Maryland By-Laws, the Baltimore City State Central Committee By-Laws (revised and approved May 20, 2015) and a copy of the Role of a Maryland Democratic State Central Committee Member. Chairman Barnes requested all members sign indicating they received these packages.
2.  All members were requested to complete the 2018 Maryland Democratic Central Committee Member Information Form.
3.  Chairman Barnes reminded members that all Districts need to get together and elect their District Chairs and the Gender Balance needs to be completed by February 19, 2019.
4.  All members were reminded of the Swearing-in Ceremony on Saturday August 4, 2018 at 10:00 A.M.; IBEW Local 26- 4371 Parliament Pl,# A, Lanham, Maryland
5.  At 7:15 P.M. Chairman Barnes turned the meeting over to the Nominating and Election Committee: Betty Clark, Wanda Wallace, and Darryl Strange. Darryl Strange explained that the election process will be open and transparent; there will be no secret ballots and the election will be governed by the guidelines set (Guidelines attached for Chair only).
6.  The new 2018-2022 Officers are:
Ben Smith – Chair
Karenthia Barber – 1st Vice Chair
Antonio Glover – 2nd Vice Chair
Tammy Stinnett – Recording Secretary
Sylvia Williams – Corresponding Secretary
Mike Ball – Treasurer
Jackie Addison – Sgt. At Arms
K.  Next Meeting:
Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.
L.  Announcements:
No announcements
M.  Adjournment:
On a motion by Mike Ball and 2nd by Sylvia Williams the meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M. 
Minutes Submitted by,
Sylvia Williams, Corresponding Secretary 
Ben Smith, Chairman

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