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The May 2010 Minutes submitted by Jessica Ashman:
Minutes for May 11, 2010 at 7pm.
(Last minute change in meeting location. The Goggle Works was unexpectedly closed for unknown reasons. The meeting location for this time only, was changed last minute to DeCarlo's Bar and Grille, located on Penn St. in Reading.)
Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm.
Present: Dave Kurzweg, Jessica Ashman, Shirley Fisher
I. New Meeting Location
A. Meetings will now be held at the Good Eatz Cafe in West Reading, starting at 6:30 pm.
B. Dave spoke to the owner of the cafe at the Earth Day event at Riverfront Park and got his permission to post this information on the Berks Website.
C. For those wishing to eat at the Cafe before the start of the meeting, arrive around 6pm, and the meeting will start at 6:30 now instead of 7. Meetings will still be the second Tuesday of every month.
D. Jessica will contact Matt Cleveland to make this change on the Berks website.
II. Berks Progress Event
A. Dave attended the event at the Electrical Union Hall on April 25th.
B. Discussion of differences between Liberals, Democrats, and Progressives.
C. Debates were held betwen candidates running for Senate.
D. Pam Dockley (League of Women Voters) was referee.
E. Eron Lloyd spoke of his association with the Act 47 Commission and Mayor on Poverty Commission.
1. Discussed ways of getting Reading back on track, fixing economy.
a. Local homegrown gardens
b. City bucks (money only good at local businesses).
c. Building a network of sustainable businesses.
F. Dave became part of the mailing list for the Mayor on Poverty to attend their next meeting.
G. Dave also attended the 2nd Act 47 meeting held at RACC which was a brainstorming session among parties.
III. ACT 47 Meetings
A. Open to public, 1st meeting presented by the coordinator of state, second meeting presented by Eron Lloyd.
B. Meetings to be held at Reading Area Community College, the Miller Center on May 19th, and May 26th.
IV. Mel Packer for U.S. Senate
A. A senatorial debate aired in the western part of Pennsylvania on Channel PCN (PA Cable Network) on April 25th.
B. All Senatorial candidates were invited, not all made appearances.
C. Mel Packer's video clip of this debate can be found on his website at www.melpackerforsenate.org.
V. Primary Day, May 18, 2010
A. An important day to collect signatures for Mel Packer.
B. Dave will be able to collect signatures on this day, most likely at the Southwest Library in Reading.
C. Jessica will collect signatures on this day at 13th and Amity Polling place, or Northeast Junior High School.
D. Shirley is unsure as to whether she can volunteer her time at this point.
VI. Berks Green List
A. Jessica has been contacting the Berks County Registered Green Voters to keep the list updated.
B. Dave and Shirley offered to help split this list up among the three, with the main objective to contact Greens about Primary Day and the need for volunteers for signature collecting.
C. They will meet this Thurday at Jessica's house to split up the list and to discuss calling points.
D. Contacting Greens not only to ask for participation on volunteering for Primary Day but also to:
1. Remind them to vote
2. Inform them of Berks County Green Party Meetings
3. Other calling points that Jessica will tell them she has been following.
E. Dave will bring the "Join Our Mailing List" from Earth Day event so Jessica can add these addresses to the Berks County Green Party Registered Voters and also to the list serv, locally, and state-wide.
Meeting adjourned at 7:53.
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