Shawnee Green Party

September 19, 2018

Present: Paula Bradshaw, Sabrina Hardenbaugh, Lee Hartman, Josh Hellmann, Sarah Heyer, Charlie Howe, Dan Silver, Rich Whitney. Rich facilitated.

1. Announcements

a. Vigil for Peace and Justice, Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois: Saturday, October 6, noon to 1:00, Carbondale Town Square Pavilion. Theme: Anniversary of war in Afghanistan.

b. Candlelight vigil, International Day of Peace, Fri. Sep. 21, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Park, South Illinois Ave., Carbodale.

c. Eleven Days for Peace, Sep. 21-Oct. 2. See nonviolentcarbondale.org for schedule.

d. Candidates Meet & Greet, Sep. 24-25, 6-8 p.m., John A. Logan College.

e. ILGP annual membership meeting, September 29-30, Bellville Public Library.

f. General Election, Nov. 6, polls open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. See www.elections.il.gov for Early Voting schedule.

2. Treasurer’s Report: Charlie reported our bank balance is $70.35.  Contributions were accepted.

3. Campaign updates: Sabrina (campaign manager, Randy Auxier for Congress) reported Randy has a busy schedule of meet-and-greets, forums, and debates. His yard signs are ready: contact the campaign if you have placements for them.

Josh (for Jackson County Board) has yard signs out and meet-and-greets scheduled.

Rich (for Jackson County Board) has begun canvassing, evenings and weekends; helpers are welcome. See richonboard.org.

4. Fourth Tuesday event: September’s 4th Tuesday (the 25th) conflicts with the candidates’ meet-and-greet at John A. Logan College. We agreed to suspend the event for this month (unless a last-minute program materializes).

5. ILGP business: The state Membership Meeting is September 29-30 at the Belleville Public Library. See http://www.ilgp.org/events. The program emphasis is more on workshops than Party business. Saturday night’s dinner is in nearby Freeburg, IL. Keynote speaker is Randy Auxier. Randy’s film about rail transit will be shown. There will be an opportunity for people to canvass for Randy in Metro East on Sunday. There will be a silent auxion auction (ILGP fundraiser); donated items to sell are welcome.

6. Meeting adjourned around 7:45.

Minutes submitted by Lee Hartman, Secretary