Regular Member Meeting
July, 9 2020
Called to order:
SWEARING IN OF NEW OFFICERS:
President: Dale Dvorak
Vice President: Paul Richter
Financial Secretary: Laura Tocki-Toggenburger
Treasurer: Krista Farmer
Recording Secretary: Laurel “Laurie” Gonor
Warden: Heather Mayther
Conductor: James Cochran
Trustees (3 positions): Steven “Chopper” Smart, Amber McCoy, Scott Schaefer
Delegate: Jason Sheckler
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS AND DELEGATES:
Present: Dale Dvorak, Paul Richter, Laura Tocki-Toggenburger, Krista Farmer, Laurie Gonor, Heather Mayther, James Cochran, Chopper Smart, Amber McCoy, Scott Schaefer, Jason Sheckler
Absent, Excused: None
Absent, Unexcused: None
Evelyn Shapiro, EST:
Oregon 20% reduction in work – mostly voluntary due to Covid-19
Western Washington – 50% reduction in work
Outlying – least affected – less than 20%
Trust Merger – one year extension on merger deadline due to Covid-19 precautions and volatile funds – not a good time to merge trusts. Not just about selling well and buying low. Much to lose if we don’t wait. Investment consultants do not recommend merger now.
August convention UBC – Each council will host a satellite event. Event will last one day. Delegate Training cancelled to reduce exposure to Covid-19. State restrictions and social distancing guidelines will be met.
1. Membership Report: Laura Tocki-Toggenburger
Total Members: 3903
New Member/Join: 24
Rolland Banta – 97 yrs old, 70 yrs of service
Jamie Thomas – 63 yrs old, 28 yrs of service
Total Added: 66
Total Reduced: 72
Total Net: -6
2. Sattelite Committee: James Cochran gave the report
A. We need a conductor for the hall
3. Political Committee: Matt Swanson, Political Director
Reported on national and local politics
Loretta Smith for Portland City Council, position 2, and Mingus Mapps for Portland City Council, position 4.
Loretta Smith is running in a special election to finish the term of the late Nick Fish. This special election will be held on August 11th, 2020. Mingus Mapps will be on the general election ballot held on November 3rd, 2020.
Rima Ghandour for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge and Maxine Dexter for Oregon State Representative, House District 33. These candidates will be on the ballot in the general election November 3rd, 2020.
4. Carpenters in Action: Chopper Smart
July 13 at 500 pm – interviewing candidates: Joe Demiris, Republican, Candidate for Mayor of Gresham
Zack Hudson, Democrat
Members needed for Communications and Political committees
5. Work Report: Scott Schaefer
Conco and HS Wright
Jobs report online is the best source of jobs. Be aware that there will be Covid-19 protocols in place.