Democratic Party of Milton Township
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.
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
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.
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