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Meeting of the Board
September 29, 2011
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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