Approved - April 11, 2005
|CALL TO ORDER & AGENDA
MARCH 2006 SESSION
(March 1, 2006) The March 2006 meeting was opened by the NC.
Announcement - Discussions In Exec
|ANNOUNCEMENT - DISCUSSIONS IN EXEC||
(March 1, 2006) By the NC. The following is a list of subject and issues discussed in Exec during January and February 2006:
|MOTION 06-01A - CHANGE IN EC PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS VOTER FRAUD||
(March 2, 2006) By Jeff Scism
I Move to accept the following proposed EC Guideline changes.
"Proposed EC Guideline Changes:
"The EC submitted its proposed procedures under Section III. "Use
I. All Project members who are eligible to vote, shall also be
II. Such Registered Voter List shall be kept updated on a
a. Maintaining a site and means for members to register to vote,
b. The notification of availability of registration through
c. Registrations shall be accepted throughout the year, with the
i. Registrations shall be actively solicited during the months of
ii. For Polls and other appropriate elections, a period of not
[existing: d. State Elections are exempt from member registration
[change to: d. Registration is necessary for all elections
d. d. Verification of all voter registrations shall be
i. Checking State and Special Project web site listing of members
ii. Cross checking against the Membership List
[move item f, "Other means as the EC shall deem necessary from
[iii. Other means as the EC shall deem necessary from time to
e. Any discrepancy shall be directed to the appropriate local
e. Though members may use various email addresses for the
(1) All names and e-mail addresses used for registering will be
f. Any discrepancy not able to be resolved between the voter and
g. In the event the EC discovers possible fraudulent registration
h. No names associated with a possible fraudulent registration
III. Use of Registered Voter List;
[existing - a. The confidentiality of the Registered Voter List
[Change to: a. The confidentiality of the Registered Voter List,
The EC requested item c be removed as it duplicates item b.
c. Only registered voters will receive a password to vote."
(March 2, 2006) Seconded by Karen De Groote-Johnson
(March 2, 2006) Motion numbered and voted called by NC.
YES: George Waller, Jeff Scism, Sundee Maynez, Larry Flesher, Angie Rayfield, Suzanne Shephard, Karen De Groote-Johnson, Linda Blum-Barton, Darilee Bednar, Bettie Wood, Jan Cortez, Cyndie Enfinger,
With 12 YES votes, 0 NO votes, 0 ABSTENTIONS, and 1 NOT VOTING, Motion 06-01a passed.
|FEBRUARY 2006 MINUTES||(March 3, 2006) By the NC. Minutes forwarded to Webmaster for posting.
(March 6, 2006) Without objection, the February 2006 Minutes were accepted.
|CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - REPRESENTATIVE AT LARGE||
(March 4, 2006) By the NC
A call for volunteers issued March 4, 2006, and ending March 14, 2006. Volunteer names will be forwarded to the EC for eligibility verification.
Linda K. Lewis
Christine L. Sweet-Hart, CG
|RESIGNATION - SWSC REPRESENTATIVE DAIVID MORGAN||
(March 6, 2006)
"I have moved into my beautiful new apartment. The only black mark is
"Therefore, I resign from the Advisory Board effective immediately.
"Good Night, and Good Luck.
|ANNOUNCEMENT - JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR RAL AND APPOINTED POSITIONS||
(March 6, 2006) By the NC. The discussion of job descriptions for RAL and appointed positions have been moved to ABChat.
(March 11, 2006) By the NC. Due to lack of interest of the AB members the discussion of job description items is closed.
|CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS SWSC CC REPESENTATIVE||
(March 7, 2006) By the NC. Without objection the vacant SWSC seat will be added to the upcoming preference poll. A call for SWSC Region volunteers will begin March 9 - 17, 2006.
|ANNOUNCEMENT - CHANGE IN AGENDA TO NON-RESOLUTION OF GRIEVANCES||
(March 11, 2006) By the NC. Although the next item on the agenda is Discussion of Financial Procedures Committee, it will be skipped for the time being to address the next item on the agenda, Problem with non-resolution of Grievances. The discussion will be moved to ABChat.
|ANNOUNCEMENT - VOTER FRAUD COMMITTEE REPORT||
(March 19, 2006) By the NC. The Voter Fraud Committee Report, which has been submitted, will be held until the discussion on Daryl Lytton's eligibility has been concluded.
|MOTION [06-03, 06-03a] - TO DROP DARYL LYTTON FROM THE LIST OF QUALIFED PERSONS||
(March 18, 2006) Moved by Jeff Scism
(March 19, 2006) Seconded by Darilee Bednar
(March 19, 2006) Motion numbered 06-03 by George Waller, acting Chair, and opened for discussion.
(March 20, 2006) By Jeff Scism
(March 20, 3006) Seconded by Darilee Bednar
(March 20, 2006) Motion recognized by acting chair George Waller, renumbered Motion 06-03a, and vote called. YES to support Calling the Question; NO to not support Calling the Question. Deadline 5PM ET March 20, 2006.
(March 20, 2006) With 0 YES votes, 0 NO votes, 0 ABSTENTIONS, and 12 NOT VOTING, Motion 06-03a has failed due to lack of a quorum. By the acting Chair: Discussion continues on the original Motion 06-03.
(March 22, 2006) Motion withdrawn by Jeff Scism. Second withdrawn by Darilee Bednar. Motion 06-03 is closed.
|MOTION 06-04 - DARYL LYTTON IS ELIGIBLE TO SERVE ON THE ADVISORY BOARD||
(March 24, 2006) Moved by Darilee Bednar:
"Daryl Lytton is Eligible to serve on the Advisory Board."
(March 24, 2006) Seconded by George Waller
(March 25, 2006) By the NC: Motion numbered 06-04, and opened for discussion.
(March 25, 2006) Moved by Angie Rayfield
(March 25, 2006) Ruling by NC re amendment:
"Daryl's challenge contended that he was eligible to serve on the
"Motion 06-04 states:
"Angie made a motion to amend motion 06-04 by substitution
"Although the substituted motion has nothing to do with the
"Therefore - do I hear a second to Angie's motion to amend by
(March 26, 2006) Motion to amend by substitution seconded by Karen De Groote-Johnson
(March 26, 2006) By the NC - Motion made to amend Motion 06-04 by substitution is numbered 06-04a. Discussion opened.
(March 26, 2006) Point of Order raised by Jeff Scism:
"Page 49 (where the large letters say "Amendments must be germane")
"The act of being germane indicates that the substituted motion must be
"The Main motion, #06-04 states that Daryl is eligible to serve on the
"The amendment by substitution is changing the subject from eligibility
"The main motion is to endorse his eligibility to serve, not his public
"Per the issue of being germane to the main motion, I ask for a ruling."
(March 27, 2006) Response to Point of Order, and call for vote by the NC:
"Strugis [sic] page 49: Amendments Must Be Germane
"Strugis [sic] page 89: Ruling on Points of Order
"If the presiding officer is in doubt as to the correct decision,
"Although I, as presiding officer, agree with Jeff's Point of
"Due to this difference of opinion between the presiding officer
"Points of Order are not open for discussion and any discussion on
"Jeff's point of order questions whether or not the amendment is
"Motion 06-04 states:
"Motion to amend by substitution states:
"If you believe the amendment is germane, per Sturgis page 49
"If you believe it is not germane, per Sturgis page 49 quoted
"Voting will continue until Mar 29, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CT, unless
GERMANE: Karen De Groote-Johnson, Jan Cortez, Cyndie Enfinger, Angie Rayfield
(March 29, 2006) With 4 GERMANE votes, 6 NOT GERMANE votes, 0 ABSTENTIONS, and 2 members NOT VOTING, Jeff Scism's Point of Order is Well Taken. The board will return to the consideration of Motion 06-04.
(March 29, 2006) Vote Called by the NC on Motion 06-04.
"Daryl Lytton is eligible to serve on the Advisory Board."
With 0 YES votes, 8 NO votes, 0 ABSTENTIONS, and 4 members NOT VOTING, Motion 06-04 fails due to lack of a quorum.
|ANNOUNCEMENT - DISCUSSION OF VACANT RAL AND SWSC SEATS||
(March 31, 2006) By the NC: Discussion is moved to ABChat regarding filling the vacant RAL and SWSC seats at this time.
|ANNOUNCEMENT - EC RESIGNATIONS||
(April 2, 2006) By the NC: Lori Thornton has resigned as Chair of the EC, and from the EC due to personal time constraints. Betsy Mills and Donna Allen resigned from the EC when they volunteered for the vacant seats on the AB.
A call for volunteers for the EC has been sent to the Project lists to replace these three members.
(April 3, 2006) By the NC: The March meeting is adjourned. The April meeting will begin immediately.
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