Stonewall DFL 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Official Notice:

Stonewall DFL 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, January 4
1:00 PM Social Hour | 2:00 PM Meeting

Macalester College
Campus Center - John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall
1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Dear Supporter:

You are invited to our Annual Membership Meeting! The purpose of this meeting is to elect the caucus' officers and board of directors for 2020, make endorsements of candidates (if requested), consider and act on member proposals (if any), and act on proposed amendments to our constitution recommended by the Constitution & Bylaws Committee. Furthermore, we will provide reports on the caucus' accomplishments (and challenges) over the past year.

You are encouraged to attend this important meeting. The Annual Membership Meeting is the ideal time to get involved with the caucus by joining our board or a committee, meeting candidates for office, and meet fellow politically minded LGBTQ folks. We anticipate many elected officials and candidates for congressional, state legislative, and local elections in 2020 to be in attendance asking for your vote.

You may express your interest in running for a board position by contacting Membership Director Alex Palacios at [email protected]. We will also take nominations for election of board positions from the floor of the meeting.

Please become a 2020 member of Stonewall DFL by submitting dues below or requesting a waiver by contacting Membership Director Alex Palacios at [email protected].

Positions For Election:

  • Officers: Chair, Vice Chairs (2), Secretary, Treasurer
  • Named Directors: Membership Director, Social Media/Digital Director (if proposed constitutional changes pass then also Field Director, Policy Director, and Data Director)
  • At-Large Directors (6)

Membership Dues:

Income Waiver • $0*
Student/Senior • $15
New Member • $25
General • $35
Sponsor • $125
Patron • $250
Your Stonewall DFL membership becomes active 7 days after you submit dues/request a waiver. Submit no later than Saturday, December 28 to ensure you are seated as a member at the Annual Membership Meeting. If you were a 2019 member, your membership will become active immediately upon renewal.

Important Documents:

1. Standing Membership Meeting Rules

2. 2020 Annual Membership Meeting Proposed Agenda
The proposed agenda may not be amended any later than December 25, but it may be amended before adoption at the meeting. If there is an election you would like the caucus to consider endorsement in or another agenda item, please send to chair Samuel Doten ([email protected]) by December 22.

3. General Membership Meeting Minutes (July 2019)

4. Constitution & Bylaws Committee Report
This is draft report. A final report will be sent out after the C&B Committee meets on December 15. This contains general amendments (both substantial and noncontroversial) presented at the July general membership meeting, along with a sexual misconduct policy (see below).

5. Board member position descriptions (does not include all officer positions yet)

Electronic Participation

Members will be able to fully participate remotely using WebX. The meeting will also be streamed on our Facebook page but will not be interactive. In order to receive details to participate remotely, please contact Alex Palacios at [email protected]. Electronic participation is only open to members who may be on the floor of the meeting. Requests for electronic participation must be received no later than January 3rd at 5pm and will not be fulfilled on the day of the meeting.