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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sneak Preview to the 2012 Conference

DEMOCRATIC RURAL CONFERENCE


2012 CONVENTION ~ April 27-28, 2012
Radisson Hotel, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York
(607) 962-5000 (room block now open)

Preliminary Agenda
Friday, April 25
Afternoon REGISTRATION

WORKSHOP
~ Social Networking & Using the Internet in Rural Campaigns

DINNER WITH NEW YORK’S ELECTED DEMOCRATS

Saturday, April 26
Registration
Breakfast
DRC General Membership Meeting
DRC Board Elections


PROGRAM: RURAL NEW YORK’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

Panel Discussion with Invited Congressional Representatives
Addressing Issues Affecting Rural New York

Networking Opportunities to prepare for 2012 Elections

Monday, November 7, 2011

DRC Bulletin #12 - November 2011

Click Here for the nicely formatted pdf

Below are some of the highlights:

Meeting of the Board

September 29, 2011
By-Laws Committee

After the approval of the minutes and the Treasurer's Report, the Board discussed the previously approved resolution to amend the By-Laws insofar as endorsements were concerned. It turns out the the DRC is a State PAC and, as such, CANNOT endorse candidates. Therefore the proposed amendment on exceptions to the non-endorsement process does not comply with State Election Law.

The DRC is permitted to make contributions to candidates or committees.

After further discussion it was decided not to amend the By-Laws at all, since they already state that the DRC will make no endorsements.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

DRC CONFERENCE 2012
APRIL 27 and 28, 2012
The Conference will be held in Corning, New York on April 27 and 28. On Friday afternoon, it is our hope to offer a session on "Using the Internet/Social Media in Political Campaigns." We expect to have a Welcome Reception, a Banquet featuring our outstanding State Elected Officials and a Dessert Reception.

Saturday morning will start, of course, with Breakfast followed by a brief Business Meeting a which we will hold an election for five Board seats. We plan to invite our representatives from Congress who represent DRC counties to participate in a panel discussion of rural issues followed by a Q&A session with the audience. After the panel, there will be small group meetings with candidates for Congressional and State Legislative Offices. Lunch plans and other aspects of the Conference are still in the planning stages.

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