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Ca. Green Party Retreat in Sonoma{Glen Ellen}Fri.-Sun.
Date Friday February 23
Time 11:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
The location for the Strategic Retreat will be at Glen Ellen, Sonoma County http://www.uccr.org/vom.htm, with directions to the camp here http://www.uccr.org/driving_vom.htm
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorDavid Quinley
GP Strategic Retreat Campaigns & Candidates Working Group, and the Strategy Committee are hosting a Stategic Retreat on February 23-25 (Friday-Sunday) in Sonoma County - Glen Ellen - Near Santa Rosa From http://www.cagreens.org/cc/strategy/retreat/index.html - Register @ http://register.cagreens.org/register.cgi Campus Greens Meeting 1pm Sat. In order to make this possible, inexpensive lodging on site ($18.50) will be available - and is encouraged - for both Friday and Saturday evenings. Space is limited to 90 people sleeping on site and 115 attending day-time sessions. Parking is limited, so car-pooling is strongly encouraged. All Retreat Attendees must register in advance and pay a day fee of $19/person/day for Saturday and Sunday. There will be no charge for Friday, day or night. The Saturday evening program is open only to attendees of the daytime program. Lodging is in dormitory style rooms of four to 16 people. Attendees must bring their own bring linens, pillows, sleeping bags. Meals are $7 breakfast, $9.25 lunch and $10.50 dinner (includes tip and 7.75% Sonoma County sales tax.) Saturday evening will feature complimentary local wine. Here is the registration form: http://register.cagreens.org/register.cgi Here is the weekend's schedule of events: http://www.cagreens.org/cc/strategy/retreat/ We look forward to seeing you in Sonoma. Sincerely, Warner Bloomberg, Campaigns & Candidates Working Group Mike Feinstein, Strategy Committee Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:07 pm Show Message Option -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- View Source Use Fixed Width Font Unwrap Lines -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "david_quinley" david_quinley Offline Send Email Remove Author | Ban Author Greening California Strategic Retreat Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 Glen Ellen, Sonoma County Schedule (subject to revision) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Friday, February 23rd Daytime hiking in mountain trails, visits to local wine country informal gatherings Evening Pot Luck dinner around fire place in main lodge Evening Program -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday, February 24th - Elections Planning 2007- 2008 Campaigns & Candidates Working Group Morning 07:30 am Breakfast 09:00 am Welcome Larry Robinson, City Council, Sebastopol, Sonoma County (confirmed) Sam Pierce, City Council, Sebastopol, Sonoma County (confirmed) 09:15 am Keynote Addresses Ross Mirkarimi, Board of Supervisors, City/County of San Francisco (confirmed) Jane Kim, Board of Education, San Francisco Unified School District (invited) 10:15 am Strategies and opportunities for nonpartisan elections in 2007 and 2008 How can the Green Party win more non-partisan local races? Presenter: Greg Jan (Oakland) General overview and discussion; Identify possible key strategies; Identify local organizers, candidate recruiters and potential candidates Resource links: Green Party of California election results, by candidate Green Party of California election results, by year California Greens holding elected office 11:15 am Strategies and opportunities for nonpartisan elections in 2007 and 2008 How can we best make use of the 2008 partisan legislative races? Presenters: Greg Jan (Oakland), Mike Feinstein (Santa Monica) General overview and discussion; Identify possible key strategies; Identify local organizers, candidate recruiters and potential candidates Afternoon 12:15 pm Lunch 11:30 pm Developing tools and organization for the 2008 elections What can we prepare in 2007 that will help our candidates in 2008? Presenter: Warner Bloomberg (San Jose) -- How do we connect candidate support preparations to local GP organizing and registration efforts? -- How are the responsibilities and activities of other GPCA Standing Committees and Working Groups related to these ideas? -- How can we connect out platform and candidate development?; do we have a media strategy to promote them both? Tasks: Create flow-sheet of goals and tasks and designate volunteers for various projects 13:30 pm Afternoon Break 03:50 pm Financial challenges and candidate funding strategies for 2008 GPCA involvement in candidate funding: -- What are appropriate funding goals? -- How are distributions to be decided? Presenter: Warner Bloomberg Resource links: Report of the GPCA Campaign Funding Support Committee (October 2006) 15:00 pm Financial challenges and candidate funding strategies for 2008 Proposal for an independent candidate funding organization Evening 06:00 pm Dinner in dining hall 07:30 pm Overview of the Green Party’s national planning process for 2008 . ------ Brent McMillan, Political Director, Green Party of the United States ------ 08:00 pm Main Speaker ------ Cynthia McKinney, Georgia Congresswoman ------ introduced by Aimee Allison, Green candidate for Oakland City Council 2006 Wine tasting around fire pit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sunday, February 25th - GPCA Two-Year Work Plan Strategy Committee Morning 07:30 am Breakfast 09:00 am Green Party of California and the 2008 Presidential Elections Presentation/discussion on selecting and instructing GPCA delegates to the GPUS 2008 presidential nominating convention 10:15 am Green Party of California and the 2008 Presidential Elections Presentation/discussion on whether to hold a GPCA convention after the GPUS 2008 presidential nominating convention 11:15 am Internal business of the Green Party of California Presentation/discussion of Standing General Assembly concept Presenter: Jo Chamberlain (Half Moon Bay) Report on existing GPCA polling of counties Presenter: Michael Borenstein (Somerset) Afternoon 12:30 noon Lunch 11:45 pm Internal business of the Green Party of California Discussion of next steps, updating Regional Representative election procedures 13:30 pm Closing and sunset on the mountainside, informal gatherings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last Updated February 8th, 2007 MF
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