2018 Maui County Convention

2018 Maui County Convention

Pu’u Kukui Elementary School

May 5th, 2018 5pm.

Registration Delegates to the Maui County Convention include: Maui County Committee Officers, State Central Committee members, Precinct Presidents, Precinct First Vice Presidents, Precinct District Councilperson,  District Chairs and Elected Officials.

Pre registration is $10 or $15 the day of convention.  Pre-registration will close on May 4th at 5pm. PRE- Registration is over. Please show up at 4:30pm May 5th to Register.

If you would like to request a waiver for the registration fee please email Chair@MauiDemocrats.org  explaining your request for a waiver.

SCC Nomination: In even numbered years we elect our Maui County Male and Female Representatives to the State Central Committee (SCC).  If you would like run for either Male or Female SCC Maui County Rep. you must submit your completed candidate nomination papers by 5pm on April 25th 2018.  The nomination papers are here:

Platform, Rules, Resolutions: In even numbered years, the Maui County Convention will include work on Platform, Rules and Resolutions so they can be considered at the State Convention.  If you would like to submit revisions or additions to be considered for the Maui County Convention agenda please email them to Chair@MauiDemocrats.org no later than 5pm on April 25th, 2018.  No agenda items will considered after that date.

Revisions and additions to the Hawaii State Platform, Rules or Resolutions can be taken directly to the Hawaii State Convention without being heard at the Maui County Convention.

Candidate Tables: If you are candidate running as a Democrat and would like to have an outreach table at the 2018 Maui County Convention, we are requesting a $100 donation or more.  Requests for a Candidate Table need to be made by May 2nd at 5pm.  Tables are limited and given on a first come basis. If we run out of tables we will prioritize Candidates who have already filed their papers.

Hawaii State Convention

Dates: Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27, 2018
Location:
 Hilton Waikoloa 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 96738

More information and Registration here. 

Questions?  Email Chair@MauiDemocrats.org

 

Hawaii House District 8 Application

Below is the application packet for the Vacant District 8 Hawaii State House seat.  Any registered democrat in good standing, residing in Hawaii House District 8 for at least six months my apply to fill the vacancy. Completed packets (3 pages) Must be emailed to Chair@MauiDemocrats.org  no later than April 11th at 3:30pm HST.  Original documents must also be mailed and postmarked by April 11th 3:30pm to:

Maui County Democrats

PO BOX 1182

Kula, Maui, HI 96790

If you do not receive an email confirmation that your packet has been received within 24 hours please call Maui County Chair Timothy Lara 808-283-2470

District 8 Application Packet

The District Council will interview applicants starting at 2pm on Saturday April 14th 2018 in a location to be determined.  The interview and selection process is NOT be open to the public.  Only officers of the District 8 Council, County Chair and immediate past State Chair will be present for the interviews.  No District Council officer who is applying for the vacancy will be a part of the interview process for other applicants, however they will retain their right to vote.

After the District Council interviews all applicants they will select three (3) names via secret ballot. Those three names will be given to the County Chair Timothy Lara who will forward them to the State Chair Timothy Vandeveer, who will forward them to Governor Ige.  Out of respect for the Governor, the three names will not be release to the public until after Governor Ige has received them.  The Governor has 60 calendar days following the first day of vacancy to make an appointment to fill the vacancy.

 

 

2018 Precinct Officer Elections

2018 Precinct Officer Elections

Elections will be held at the locations below from 6-8pm on Wed March 7:

8 and 9 Maui Waena Intermediate Cafeteria
District 10 Lahaina Intermediate Cafeteria
District 11 Kihei Elementary Cafeteria
District 12 Kalama Intermediate Cafeteria
District 13 Precinct 1 and 2 Haiku Community Center
District 13 Precinct 3 Hana High School Room B101
District 13 Precinct 4 Lanai School Cafeteria
District 13 Precinct 5-8 Kaunakakai School Cafeteria

To be elected:

Precinct Level: President, Vice President, District Council Person, Secretary and Treasurer.

After the Precincts elect their leadership the following District Officers will be elected: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the State Convention will also be voted in on this day.

If you have questions please email Tim Lara, Maui Chair  Tim@MauiDemocrats.org

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!