Dolphin Democrats Board of Directors
We hold our board meetings on the last Monday of every month. All board members are elected for two year terms. All four officers and six directors are elected in odd number years. The remaining five directors are elected in even number years. Board elections are held at our February meetings.
If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please email us at [email protected] The next election will be held on February 8, 2023 – We will be electing President & Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and 6 Directors.
Officers and Directors
Chair: Hillary Dougherty Co-Chair: Vacant Members:
Promptly after each annual meeting in February, the President shall appoint a Finance Committee, comprising of the Treasurer and at least four other members. It shall be the duty of the committee to prepare a budget for the fiscal year, beginning the first day of July, and to submit it to the Board in June for approval. The Finance Committee may from time to time submit amendments to the Board.
BYLAWS & RULES COMMITTEE:
Chair: Bill Brown Co-Chair: Justin Proffitt
The Bylaws and Rules Committee, co-chaired by the Parliamentarian, shall review all changes to the bylaws, special rules, and standing rules and shall report on any such changes to the Board and general membership as appear necessary and feasible from time to time. The committee shall review proposed amendments to the bylaws expeditiously and shall report its Recommendations at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. It shall also draft, review, and revise, as necessary, a code of conduct for both Board member and individual members of the organization, for approval by the general membership.
CAMPAIGN & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE:
Chair: Mark McKenzie Co-Chair: Lorenzo Robertson Members: Adrianna Tender, Matthew Eaton, Justin Proffitt
The Campaign Committee shall work toward the election of all Democratic candidate nominees for the area covered by this organization, Including county, state, and national candidates; shall organize voter registration efforts; shall serve as the clearinghouse for candidates’ requests for volunteers; and shall mobilize the general membership and the LGBTQ+ community to vote. The Campaign Committee shall report to the organization on the status of candidates and issues, recommending actions as appropriate. The Campaign Committee shall create a questionnaire (Approved by the board) for every elected position on the ballot in Broward County. The Campaign Committee shall send a letter to every registered Democrat who will be on the ballot in Broward County inviting them to Join the Dolphin Democrats, outlining the endorsement process in Article II Section 3, along with a questionnaire. This communication may be done electronically, or in writing by US Mail as soon as a candidate announces they are running for an elected position. If completed and returned, the questionnaire shall be posted on the Dolphin Democrats website prior to any endorsement vote or election in which the candidate appears on the ballot in Broward County.
Chair: Michael Stara Co-Chair: Members:
The Audit Committee, comprising of at least three members, shall be appointed within ten days of the annual meeting. The duty of the committee shall be to audit the Treasurer’s books, the annual financial report, quarterly reports, or any other financial reports required to be audited by the Board or general membership. The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be ineligible to serve on such committee, although they may be called upon to provide all information required by the committee to carry out its duties.
Chair: Nicky Vasquez Co-Chair: Tina Jaramillo Members: Jason Gad
The Membership Committee shall recruit new members, notify members of renewals and arrearages, and confirm that all persons desiring membership are, registered Democrats and meet other requirements, appropriate to their category of membership. It shall verify the membership status of persons attending meetings for voting purposes. It shall recommend rules and procedures relating to membership requirements and dues, including the manner and form of initial application and renewals.
Chair: Emma Collum Co-Chair: Nic Zantop Members:
The Communications Committee shall ensure that all activities, including meetings, are advertised in an appropriate and timely manner. It shall be responsible for the editing, publication, and distribution of the newsletter. In addition this committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors for the implementation of Technology solutions required by the organization
EVENTS & FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:
Chair: Jose Cedeno Co-Chair: Members:
The Events & Fundraising Committee shall explore and recommend manners of fundraising and shall coordinate all such fundraising activities. This committee shall plan the speaking program for each regular general membership meeting of the organization, as appropriate.
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
Chair: Alfredo Olvera Co-Chair: Schaffer Zaret Members:
The Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by the Vice President, shall develop a strategic planning document for Board and general membership approval. Thereafter, it shall maintain, update, and revise the plan (as necessary), coordinate with other standing and special committees to ensure congruence with the strategic plan, and shall monitor achievements against plan benchmarks.
Chair: Emma Collum Members: Justin Proffitt
The Grievance Committee shall investigate and resolve grievances and disputes arising between or among members, as set forth in these bylaws. It shall be comprising of at least five members
NOMINATING & ELECTION COMMITTEE:
Chair: TBA Co-chair: TBA Members:
New N&E Committee will be appointed on November 9, 2022
1. The duty of this committee is (a) to publicize fully the election and requirements
electronically via website, email or social media, at least forty-five (45) days in advance of
the annual meeting; (b) to recruit members for office ensuring outreach to
underrepresented groups; (c) to ensure the eligibility (consistent with these bylaws) of all
members seeking office; (d) after ascertaining their willingness to serve, to nominate a
candidate for each office to be filled at the annual meeting in February; and (e) to conduct
the election process. No committee member may be nominated or elected to any office to
be filled at the annual meeting; and
2. At the regular meeting held on the second Wednesday of January, the Committee shall
report and accept further nominations from the floor (subject to the committee’s
subsequent determination of eligibility). The Committee will afford each candidate a
reasonable opportunity to submit campaign material to the general membership, which
will be distributed along with the call for the annual meeting. The Nominating and Election Committee Duties are defined in these bylaws.
Chair: Anthony Ginsberg Co-Chair: Matthew Eaton Members:
CLUBS, CACUSES & COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE
Chair: Jose Cedeno Co-Chair: Members
2023 GALA COMMITTEE:
Chair: Alfredo Olvera Co-Chair: Schaffer Zaret Members: