Democratic Party of Milton Township

Monthly Meeting

August 26 , 2021

 

Meeting Called to Order at 7:31 pm by Jessica Hierbaum, Chair. 

 

We convened as a Zoom meeting due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

 

Other Officers on the call:  James Rospond, Treasurer; Dennis Terdy, Operations Officer, Garry Tomlinson and Marian Tomlinson, Larry Pitts and Steve Siemer, Secretary.

                                            

Quote: Jessica opened with this quote from Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

“There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood."

Welcome: Jessica welcomed all on the call and invited anyone new to introduce themselves. No new members were present. 

 

Approval of July Minutes:   Marian Tomlinson moved and Ruth Fink-Winter seconded the motion to approve the July Minutes without reading as they are available on the DPMT Website. The minutes were approved. 

 

Treasurer’s Report: James Rospond, Treasurer

July, 2021: Total receipts were $40.00. Total disbursements were $223.16 making the end of the month Balance $4,286.99.         

Paid membership currently stands at 85 active members. Additional details can be found in the Treasurers. Report.

 

Memberships are $25 per year ($20 for members of the DuPage Democratic Party) or $45 for two years: www.democratsofmilton.com/membership  These can be paid by check or credit card.

 

New Business

 

Operations Update

Dennis update on summer flyer, now will be a fall flyer. In final edits, getting input from friends and neighbors on content. Target date is the end of September. 

 

DuPage County Board Update 

Mary Ozog

  • Dems now have board majority

  • Mary now chair of public works committee

  • Update on new contracts

  • Update on county funding Bob Grogan recount, voted down by Dems

    • Against state statute

  • County clerk wanted to raise pay for election workers

    • Also, recommending new election machines

  • Asked for in-person attendance at the September 14th County Board meetings to support Jane Kaczmareck on election worker pay raises and new election machines

    • Finance 8:00 am

    • Full Board 10:00 am

Jessica announced the IL State Legislature will be back in session next week debating the clean energy bill. We need to follow up with our legislators. 

 

Program: 

Speaker - Azam Nizamuddin, introduced by Jessica Hierbaum

Topic: The Rise of Right Wing Nationalism

 

Azam walked through his presentation. It was very well received by the meeting participants and will be posted with the meeting minutes.

 

Adjournment: Larry Pitts moved and Dennis Terdy seconded the motion to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.

 

Next meeting: The next meeting of the Democratic Party of Milton Township will be on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 7:30pm both in-person at the Glen Ellyn Historical Society, 800 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn, and via Zoom - link to be announced via our DPMT newsletter.

 

Submitted by Steve Siemer, Secretary