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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.

 

 

Nina Turner on Maui

As we prepare for Precinct Meetings, County and State Convention in the coming months, I wanted to make sure you were personally invited to a special event happening this Saturday.

As a part of her statewide speaking tour, Nina Turner will be visiting Maui on February 10th 6-8pm. Ms. Turner is a former State Senator from Ohio, President of Our Revolution, Member of the DNC Unity Reform Commission, and a Founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute. A champion for progressive causes such as labor, women’s reproductive health, voting rights, and the eradication of wealth and income inequality, she forms deep connections with people from all walks of life.

Known as an eloquent, inspiring speaker, Nina will be here at Pukalani Community Center on February 10th 6-8pm to share and connect with our communities. Individual tickets to this grassroots fundraising event are $27. Please come support the DPH, invite friends, and share the links provided.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-on-maui-with-nina-turner-tickets-42373877408

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399361706857245/

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me
In Service,
Timothy Lara
Maui County Chair

Chair@MauiDemocrats.org

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