Democratic Party of Milton Township

Monthly Meeting

October 28, 2021


Meeting Called to Order at 7:30 pm by Jessica Hierbaum, Chair. 


We convened as an in person and  Zoom meeting due to the Covid-19 restrictions.


Other Officers at the meeting or  on the call:  James Rospond, Treasurer; Dennis Terdy, Operations Officer,  Wyatt Merritt, Outreach Officer; and Steve Siemer, Secretary.


Quote: Jessica opened with this quote from Jim Robbins, author at the Yale School of the Environment

"What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital role they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding” 

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


Approval of September Minutes: Bonnie Gahris moved and Judy Pitts seconded the motion to approve the Se[tember Minutes without reading as they are available on the DPMT Website. The minutes were approved. 


Treasurer’s Report: James Rospond, Treasurer

September, 2021: In September , total receipts were $132.00. Total disbursements were $75.00 making the end of the month Balance $4343.99. Details on the DPMT site.         

Paid membership currently stands at 81 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:  


New Business - None introduced


Operations Update: Dennis Terdy

Dennis provided an update on the fall flyer. Flyers are printed and ready for distribution in the precincts. PC’s can pick at the meeting or make arrangements to pick them up. Flyers contain a QR scan code as a link to the MTDP website to allow voters to get more in depth information on key issues.

Precinct reconfiguration is ongoing.  All precincts requesting changes are being reviewed. Meetings with all affected precinct committee persons will be held to finalize our recommendations to the county. 


Nominating Committee - Two nominees for delegates for Dupage Democrats. The nominating committee put forth Steve Siemer as our proposed delegate and Chuck Ditchman as the alternate delegate. Both were elected by voice vote.   


Outreach Update: Wyatt Merritt

New Social Media Committee

  • Focused on social media outreach on additional apps and coordination between apps for a consistent messaging

  • Developed mission statement 


Program: DPDC Candidates

DPDC Election will be held on October 30th.

Candidates Ken Mejia-Beal and Lynn Casey-Maher gave short speeches.

Adjournment: Dan Bailey moved and Larry Pitts seconded the motion to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:32 PM.


Next meeting: The next meeting of the Democratic Party of Milton Township will be on Thursday,  November 18th 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.


Join the Democratic Party of Milton Township.  Annual dues $25 ($20 for members of the DuPage Democratic Party. Join at



Submitted by Steve Siemer, Secretary




Steve Siemer