Thursday, September 14, 2006

September 14, 2006
Meeting of the Oberlin College Republicans

Present: D. Sweet, T. Ares, M. Brooks, R. Randall, E. Strathmann, L. Murphy, J. Bruno, T. Hall, Guests (L. Stevens & M. Wise)

I. Welcome & Introductions
- All those present gave short introductions

II. Martha Wise for State Senate
- LS and MW make some remarks about Mrs. Wise's candidacy for State Senate in Oberlin's district
- MW is running in a close race for an open seat
- Volunteer opportunities for CRs: Walking list, literature drops, internships, etc.

III. Regular Meeting Times
- CRs will meet weekly on Thursday evenings at 8:30pm in Wilder TBA.

IV. Plan/Format for Future Meetings
- JB suggested the following format for meetings:
(Part 1): Discuss important logistical information related to CRs activities, programs, etc.
(Part 2): One member reads column or other piece of writing and the group discusses
(Part 3): Occasionally, this will be followed by a documentary showing (with food!)

V. Officer Elections
- JB reported that elections for two vacant officer positions will be held at the next meeting
- MB nominated herself for Treasurer, noted experience
- RR nominated ES for Vice President, ES accepted nomination

VI. Update on Activities
- 9/11 Memorial went over well, covered in Lorain Morning Journal
- First RRPLS speaker will be Pat Michaels on 10/5

VII. Next Meeting
- Thursday, September 21, 2006, 8:30pm
- DS volunteered to choose and read column/article for discussion