The Collier County Democratic Club elected a new slate of officers and directors at its annual meeting in March 2018. These minutes of that meeting reflect the results of that election.
Greg Gargan, President, called the meeting to order at 6:22 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a moment of silence was observed.
There was a quorum and the meeting was official.
Dorothy Demarest, parliamentarian, explained the procedure for voting; only those in good standing who had been verified as eligible to vote would receive ballots. She further explained that nominations from the floor were still accepted.
Mickey Gargan officially withdrew as candidate for Secretary.
The resignations of Jeff Bruce, secretary and Gerald O’Connor, board member, were approved
There were three tellers to count the ballots: Sandy Bruce, Jeff Bruce, and Kay Trone.
Candidates for all positions were offered a two-minute speech.
Election for vice president:
There were 30 ballots and 16 votes needed to win.
Erika Ferrari received 19 votes.
Harold Kurzman received 11 votes.
President Gargan declared Erika Ferrari the new vice president .
Election for Treasurer:
Rusty Nunley was the only candidate and she received 27 votes. She will remain the Treasurer.
Election for Secretary:
One-year term to complete the term.
Erika Ferrari received 4 votes.
Harold Kurzman 1 vote.
Beverly Phillips 1 vote.
There was no winner therefore there will be a need to search for a candidate at every meeting until there is an election.
Election for Board Members (2-year term):
R. Zelinka 27 votes
Harold .Kurzman 27 votes
Kimberly Phillips 27 votes
*Erika Ferrari 25 votes
*Erika Ferrari was elected vice president and already on the board; she chose the vice presidential position.
Election of Board Members (1-year term):
Kimberly Phillips 27 votes
Audible Audience Time:
Dr. Kathy Ryan, who is running for School Board District 3, spoke about her 37 years as a teacher, pointed out that her Republican opponent, J. Mitchell, has very little teaching experience. She emphasized that the primary election may very well decide this race and people need to vote for her.
Todd Truax, who is running for U.S. House District 19, spoke about his goals. He needs people in his district to sign his petition to be on the ballot.
David Holden, who is also running for the U.S. House 19th District to unseat Francis Rooney, also spoke about his goals. He needs people to sign his petition to be on the ballot.
Dr. Jennifer Boddicker, who is running to unseat Byron Donalds in State House District 80, spoke about her goals and her need for volunteers.
The teller’s report (the official tally of the election results) will be attached to the Legal copy of the Minutes.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.