Fredericksburg Va Patriots

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APRIL 24, 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES

  1. Chairman - Call to order, Welcome of Guests and Invocation

  2. Pledge

  3. Reading of Core Principles

  4. Bylaws amendment – Discussion regarding Board motion to amend the Bylaws.  After much discussion, members voted and passed the following amendment to the Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots ByLaws:

Article V, Section I - Elections

Paragraph D. The term of service for each of the Board positions shall be two years. The position of Chair Chairman and Vice Chairman will be limited to two consecutive elected terms.  Also, the position ofChair and Vice- Chair will be limited to two consecutive elected terms.  They may run for other board positions or may run again for Chair or Vice Chair in a subsequent election.  There shall be no term limits for any other Board positions.

  1. Chairman Hirsch report on Free Speech and Patriots - Pizza & Freedom Fellowship.

    1. Chairman Hirsch explained a new initiative called Patriots Pizza & Freedom Fellowship and introduced the idea of meeting with interested patriots directly after the Board of Supervisors monthly meetings at a pizza restaurant where FVP would pay to feed participants, in order to thank (and encourage) board meeting participation. 

    2. Class Action LawsuitFVP is initiating a class action lawsuit involving two FVP board members and the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors regarding freedom of speech. At least two law firms hashave been contacted including the Rutherford Institute.  This lawsuit would have to do with an occurrenceincident that happened at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting.  The incident  pertains to opposing Rule 8 of the Spotsylvania Bylaws that says, “When there has been a public hearing on an issue and a vote has not been taken, that issue may not be a subject to discussion prior to the vote.” 

  2. Spotsylvania County Budget report and update Mike Smith

    1. April 5th Spotsylvania Budget meeting – Mike Smith led the charge in maintaining a lower 83 cent tax rate

    2. MAY 7 2 PM- Mike Smith urges membership participation at the 1st Congressional District Republican Convention on MAY 7 at James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg. Membership is looking for volunteers to work the FVP table

    3. Mike Smith attended transportation meeting in Quantico urging express lanes south of Dumfries

    4. JUNE 28 3 PM - Stars and Stripes Spectacular 1st District – FVP will have a table.  9019 Old Battlefield Blvd Historic Court House District, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

  3. Membership Chair report – Charles Sulser

    1. Charles welcomed new members Dr. Arnaldo Vaquer – email arnaldovaquer@me.com and William J. McGlynn – email wmcglynn3@verizon.net

  4. Vice Chair reports and updates - Dale Swanson Call to Action

    1. CALL TO ACTION 1
      Dales urges membership to go to bi-monthly Board of Supervisors meeting and invites all to Patriots Pizza and Freedom Fellowship

    2. CALL TO ACTION 2
      APRIL 29-30 - Virginia Republican State Convention - James Madison University Convocation Center, 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg. For preregistration information and rules, call (804) 780-0111.

    3. Dale announces FVP return membership to Tea Party Federation

  5. Legislative reportReport Les Gabriel

    1. May 11 – LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITE FOR BIKE RIDE (for more info http://potomaclocal.com/2015/05/11/law-enforcement-unite-for-bike-ride-may-11/

    2. JUNE 4TH  Tea Party Federation Summit Richmond Innsbrook Hilton garden

    3. Motion and discussion regarding - Governor’s Executive Order to Restore Civil Rights to Convicted Felons
      - It was votedApproved by the membership in an unanimous vote the following resolution:
      “While the Fredericksburg Virginia Patriots support a streamlined process to restore civil rights, we hold that the Governor has overstepped his statutory and constitutional authority by granting blanket restoration of rights to unnamed individuals.  The action by the Governor fails to respect victims of crime, the rule of law and is clearly unconstitutional under Article V. Executive Section 12. Executive clemency.”

  6. Petition of Grievances Update from Chairman Jeremiah Hansen
    (please visit https://petition4redress.com)
    Jeremiah urges membership to share petition on social media and if on Facebook, please share Petititon4Redress of Grievance facebook page (facebook.com/petition4redress)

  7. OPPOSE THE PUERTO RICO BAILOUT
    Presentation by Horace Cooper followed by Q&A / discussion
    Letters to legislators regarding issue were distributed and membership asked to sign and support this initiative.

  8. 7th DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATES
    Membership heard from various delegate candidates from the 7th District
    Dewey McDonnell and Mark and Anita Hile, Henrico County Tea Party Leadership,
    Voting participation is urged MAY 21, 2016 9 am at Richmond Convention Center

  9. Adjournment 4:35 pm

Last updated by Rev. MichaEl Hirsch Jun 26, 2016.

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