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Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Dave Evanss home

Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members.

Call to order 4:05 PM


Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Kee Kalwara, Events/Membership/Fundraising
Coordinator; Dave Evans, Member at Large; Traci Styner, Lake Atitln MeetUp Chair;
Hyungjoon Jin, Guatemala City Meetup Chair; Rachael Shenyo, Occidente Group
Meetup Deputy Chair; Mary Reynolds, DAGT member.

Approval of agenda (minutes of last meeting March 23, 2017). Approved unanimously with
amendment to agenda to include item on naming a volunteer coordinator for DAGT.

Treasurers Report Current networth is Q396.50 of which Q309.00 is a credit at Revue.


Actual cash on hand is Q87.50.

Media Contact and Communications Chair : Mary Reynolds, a member who resides in
Guatemala City, has expressed interest. Mary introduced herself and confirmed her interest in
taking on the duties of Media Contact. She teaches secondary English at Colegio Maya, and is
there for at least this year. Kee moved that Mary be appointed and Dave Evans seconded the
motion, which was carried unanimously. John will go by Revue and Que Pasa during the next
week to inform them of Marys appointment as Media Contact with DAGT and leave her contact
information. Dave mentioned a Guatemalan friend who would be a very good source of contact
information among Guatemalan media that could be useful to Mary. He will follow up on that.

Events for 2017


- Film Series Update
Trumbo. Casa Convento Concepcin (CCC) Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm.
Details seem to be taken care of. We are hoping for a good turnout.
It was decided that our next movie feature will be First Grader, a bio-pic
about a Kenyan octogenarian who starts first grade late in life because he
never had a chance to before. Date, time and place will be determined
following our experience with Trumbo at CCC
- Discussion groups: Engaging Millennials. Hyung will continue working on this
presentation with Rachael and others.

Other items
Resistance activities:
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide/
DAGT members' voting states. Develop a system to let members know
whats going on in their states or Congress, e.g., email blasts when
certain representatives are voting on key issues (Annies suggestion).
We discussed briefly how this might work. John will follow up with
Annie before the May meeting.
DNC Chair Tom Perez is doing a nine-state tour with Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Dave mentioned their joint kick-off interview with Chris Hayes. See it at:
http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sanders-i-don-t-consider-myself-a-
democrat-924041283893
DPCA meeting in Washington DC, May 12-14. WebEx and in Person
Volunteer Coordinator for DAGT. Adrianne George, DA Global Volunteer
Coordinator, is asking country committees for names and contact information for
their volunteer coordinators. Kee will talk with Elisabeth Shackelford, who had
expressed interest in being active with DAGT.
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30pm (4:30pm EDT).
Travel Notes:
Tom and Lyn, April 8 to April 28.
Mary Lou, April 18 to April 23.
John, May 10 to June 24.

Adjournment: 5:00pm