Sunday, August 8, 2010

Next Meeting Wednesday, August 11, 6:30

We have been taking giant steps in our organization.  The RCTPP is now a formally organized and recognized 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.  We have a 7 member Board of Director with six positions filled and one vacancy.  In accordance with the Bylaws of our organization, the Board has elected Officers.  The Board Members are:  Jennine Jones, Nancy Ballance, Patrick Ballance, Marie Lanier, Susan Hooper, and Glenn Kimball.  The Officers are:  President, Jennine Jones; Vice-President, Patrick Ballance; Secretary, Nancy Ballance; Treasurer, vacant. We have established formal membership requirements.  Individual members have yearly dues of $10, and families have dues of $15.  Only dues paying members can vote at meetings.  Each individual is entitled to one vote,and each family is entitled to a total of two votes.

In addition, 3 Committees have been formed. There is a Committee to research and report on local and state legislation, a Committee to research and report on national legislation, and a Committee to contact all local schools to make sure they are aware of their legal responsibility under PL 108-447, Sec.lll.(a), to provide an educational program on the US Constitution on Constitution Day, September 17.

The next meeting of our group is Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 - 8 pm.  The primary focus of this meeting is putting a get-out-the-vote operation in place and active.  There are only 85 days left until this very critical election.  It's up to each of us to do everything we can to turn the trend from voter apathy to a huge turnout.  Please come, and let your friends and family know about this meeting.  Hope to see you Wednesday.