Haiku meeting on Sunday, July 16th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Precinct 13-2 is sponsoring a Democratic Party meeting on Sunday, July 16th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Haiku Elementary School cafeteria. The topic of the meeting is expanded healthcare options.

Leslie Hartley Gise MD of Kula will be the guest speaker. She will discuss the current healthcare system in Hawaii and throughout the US, and options for improving it to better serve the people.

The plan under discussion by the Republican Congress repeals the gains made under Obamacare and leaves millions of Americans behind. Dr. Gise is working with thousands of physicians nationwide to research and recommend a better way forward based on expansion of the Medicare system that we already have.

This is an open Democratic Party meeting, sponsored by Precinct 13-2.

Democratic Party Meeting, Precinct 13-2, June 18 2017

Precinct 13-2 is sponsoring a Democratic Party meeting on Sunday June 18th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Haiku Elementary School cafeteria.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues that affect the UpCountry Maui community, and for the Party to engage with our membership, to increase member involvement and community participation.

This is an open Democratic Party meeting, sponsored by Precinct 13-2.

District 8 Meeting and Precinct Elections

District 8 Chair Christy Kajiwara-Gusman will be holding a District Meeting and Precinct elections at the ILWU Hall in Wailuku on May 4th 2017 5pm.
896 Lower Main St, Wailuku, HI 96793
This meeting is to re-organize the inactive Precincts 8.2, 8.4 and 8.7 by electing Precinct Club Officers.

The following officers will be elected:
Precinct 2 President and 1st Vice President
Precinct 4 President, 1st Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Precinct 7 1st Vice President, District Council Rep, Secretary and Treasurer

Following Precinct Elections we will elect a new District Vice Chair

Mahalo for allowing me to be of service. If you have any questions please email me at Chair@MauiDemocrats.org

Or your District Chair at Christy Kajiwara-Gusman at ckgusman@gmail.com

Timothy Lara
Maui Democratic Party Chair

Maui County Committee Meeting May 7th

Aloha Maui County Democrats,

Its time for our first Maui County Committee Meeting on May 7th 2017 at Maui Waena Intermediate School  3:00-4:30pm

Business to be handled:

  • Updating the Maui County Bylaws. (See amendments at bottom of post)
  • Confirming  Committee Officer appointments 
  • Confirming  appointment of SCC Maui At Large Male Rep.

Per the Maui County Bylaws our County Committee should hold regular meetings at least once every three months.  County Committee Membership consists of the following: County Officers, Precinct Presidents, District Chairs and Chairs of Official Party Caucus.  This is currently around 47 members and we need 40% of those to establish Quorum.   If you are a County Committee Member and not willing to attend quarterly meetings please consider another position within the Party so we can have an active County Committee.  The bylaws also state that County Committee members with valid excuses for nonattendance may give their proxies to the Chair of County Committee or their District Chair.   If you wish to proxy please send an email to Recording Secretary Ben Wilson at Secretary@MauiDemocrats.org  Include your name, position and wether you wish to proxy to your District Chair or County Chair.

Proposed amendments to Maui County Bylaws:

Amendment 1. Article II Section 1.2 – Add “Maui County” to clarify that only “”….Maui County’ Members of the State Central Committee shall constitute the Executive Committee and Maui County Committee.” 

Amendment 2. Article II Section 2.2 – Add “District Councilperson” to clarify that “Should a District Chair, Precinct President or ‘District Councilperson’ be elected as a Maui County officer, that person shall automatically vacate the lesser office.”   Notes: This would make our Maui County Bylaws mirror the State Bylaws Article 2 Section 2N.2

Amendment 3. Article IV.3  Remove the words ‘due to death or resignation’ in first sentence.  Notes: This allows the County Chair to appointment Committee Officers for positions that were not filled at the County Convention and does not limit appointments to filing vacancies only ‘due to death or resignation’ as its currently written.

Amendment 4. Article VI.2 Add second sentence: “Proxies shall be in writing and filed with the Recording Secretary.”

Amendment 5.  Article IX Section 3. Add “Maui County” two times to clarify that only “‘Maui County’ State Central Committee members….  and ‘Maui County’ elected officials shall be delegates to the Maui County Convention.”

 

Mahalo for allowing me to be of service. If you have any questions please email me at Chair@MauiDemocrats.org

Timothy Lara

Maui Democratic Party Chair

 

 

New Party Officers Elected

Thank you to the members who attended the Maui County Convention earlier this afternoon!

I wanted to send my congratulations to the new Maui County Democratic Party officers:

Tim Lara, Chair
Beverly Pauole Moore, Vice-Chair of Molokai
Sarah Freistat Pajimola, Vice-Chair of Organization and Outreach
Shane Albritton, Vice-Chair of Education
Chris Mentzel, Vice-Chair of Information Technology
Jason Eno, Vice-Chair of Community Issues
Ben Wilson, Recording Secretary

I also wanted to send a big thank you to the officers with terms that ended today:
Yuki Lei Sugimura, Vice-Chair of Maui
Marlene Baltero, Vice-Chair of Lanai
Linda Puppolo, Treasurer
Tracie Takatani, Corresponding Secretary
Daryl Fujiwara, Vice Chair, Info & Tech
Edward Garcia, Vice Chair, Events
Stacey Moniz, Vice Chair, Public Relations
Arianna Feinberg, Vice Chair, Government
Melanie Saito, Vice Chair, Issues
Mary Wagner, Vice Chair, Labor
Blossom Feiteira, Vice Chair, Rules

There are open executive committee positions that still must be filled. If you are interested in serving, please contact Chair Tim Lara.

It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as your Chair over the past four years. There have been so many people who have assisted to help move our Party forward during my tenure, too many to list here – but I am truly appreciative. I couldn’t have done it without the many hands.

Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to the leadership of Tim Lara here in Maui County and Tim Vandeveer at the State level. We have so many issues to tackle, so let’s keep on moving forward, together!

Mahalo,
Troy Hashimoto, Former Chair
Maui County Committee
Democratic Party of Hawaii

2017 Maui County Convention

The Maui County Democratic Convention is coming up!  Please join us!

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 until Thursday, March 30; $15 thereafter and at door.

Early bird registration has closed.  You can still register online and pay at the door here:

CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Agenda for the convention includes:
– Update from State Legislators
– Update from State Party Chair
– Updates from Statewide leaders
– Meet and greet with your respective District Chair and Precincts.
– Election of Maui County Executive Officers.  The following candidates will be on the ballot:
County Chair – Tim Lara
County Chair – Linda Puppolo
Vice Chair for Molokai – Beverly Pauole Moore
Vice Chair of Organization and Outreach – Sarah Freistat Pajimola
Vice Chair of Education – Shane Albritton
Vice Chair of Education – Paul Janes Brown
Vice Chair of Information Technology – Chris Mentzel
Vice-Chair of Community Issues – Jason Eno
Recording Secretary – Ben Wilson

CLICK HERE to download the convention program.

Any candidate or ally organization wishing to have a banner or a table at the convention, may be a convention sponsor starting at $100.  Email Troy Hashimoto for more information.

The Convention is open to any member of the Maui County Democratic Party or those interested in joining.  Only members of the County Executive Committee, District Council, a Precinct President, First Vice-President or District Council Representative are eligible to vote on matters.

Email Maui County Chair Troy Hashimoto for more information.

Action Alert: SB 1129 Medical Aid in Dying

One of the top priorities for the Democratic Party of Hawai’i in 2017 is to pass Medical Aid in Dying. The bill that will do that is SB 1129 SD 2.

SB 1129 SD 2 has received a hearing in the House’s Health Committee on Thursday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. so we are asking for our fellow Democrats to submit testimony in support of Medical Aid in Dying.

Your testimony does not have to be long just a couple of sentences why you support Medical Aid in Dying.

Use this link to submit your testimony using the Legislature’s on-line system: http://capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1129

If you are not comfortable using the on-line system you can submit testimony via email to
HLTtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov
Subject line: Supportive Testimony for SB 1129 SD 2

Ideally, testimony should be submitted by Wednesday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m.

For more information or questions, please contact Michael J. Golojuch, Jr.

Meet and Greet with new DPH Executive Director

Please join State Democratic Party Chair Tim Vandeveer on Maui for a meet and greet of newly hired Democratic Party of Hawaii Executive Director Laura Nevitt on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Giannotto’s Pizza located at 2050 Main Street in Wailuku.  Learn about her background and her work to move our party forward!

Pizza will be served.  The event is free and all members are encouraged and welcome to join!  If you are planning on attending please email mauicountydemocrats@gmail.com – see you there!

Precinct 12-1 Meeting

PRECINCT MEETING District 12-1
WHERE: EDDIE TAM MEETING ROOM 931 Makawao Ave., Makawao in the back, below the gym.
WHEN: MARCH 20
TIME: 6:30
THERE WILL BE DESSERTS! COFFEE, TEA AND WATER

Look forward to seeing you on the 20th at 6:30 at Eddie Tam (lower meeting room). There will be food, of course, desserts, because dinner will be over, what would a meeting be in Maui without it?

See you there!!

A hui hou,
Paul Janes-Brown, Precinct President
pjbdem@gmail.com