To all Republican PCOs in Spokane County:
This notice is to inform you of a Central Committee Special Meeting via Zoom to which each of Spokane County Republican PCOs are requested to be in attendance for the purpose of electing another woman as SCRCC Vice Chair. Tianna Abel has submitted a letter of resignation effective August 9, 2020 and is moving to Idaho. We thank Tianna for her dedicated service as Vice Chair and other positions she has held, giving countless hours over the last few years.
The meeting will be held Tuesday evening, August 11, 2020, 7:00 pm via Zoom. You will be sent login information by 4:00 pm, Monday, August 10, 2020.
The special meeting will be held virtually using Zoom technology.
This Call to Meeting letter sent to all Precinct Committee Officers is also available online on the County Party’s website by clicking https://www.spokanegop.com/july_31_2020_call_letter.
Credentialing of the PCO and the PCO’s appropriate email address will be done in advance of the meeting by the PCO’s District Leader. This credentialing will be done by using an email address that has been verified as belonging to the PCO/PCO proxy or by holding up the PCO’s/proxy’s driver’s license on the visual screen. Only PCOs signing into the meeting with a verified email address and with their name showing on their Zoom login will be allowed to vote. Please have all of that in good order prior to the meeting. Current PCOs that have been elected or appointed before July 11 will be eligible to vote. (PCOs newly elected in the recent Primary do not begin their terms until December 1 so will not be voting for a new Vice Chair now.)
Thank you for your time and attendance.
Chairman - SCRCC
Those interested in self-nominating for the office of Vice Chair should:
- Review the “Roles & Responsibilities of Vice Chair as stated in the Bylaws.
- Complete the online self-nomination Candidate Profile form found at the County Party’s website, https://www.spokanegop.com/vchair_nomination_survey, in order to declare their candidacy by the deadline of Friday August 7, 2020. The self- nominating page will be available Monday, August 3, 2020.
- Credentialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
- Credential Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:55 pm
- Call to Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm
- Flag Ceremony
- Brief Chair Report
Election of Vice Chair
- Names of all candidates for Vice Chair
- Speaker 1 in favor of candidate – 2 minutes per candidate
- Speaker 2 in favor of candidate – 1 minute per candidate
- Candidate Speeches – 5 minutes per candidate
- Voting for Spokane County Republican Central Committee
Procedural Differences between an In-Person and Virtual Meeting:
- Expect longer time periods to vote, as technology assistance may be provided to voting members in real time. Every vote should count and the time period to vote may be extended during the meeting if we become aware of technology issues with voting.
- For this virtual meeting, there will be no recognition of voting members from the floor.
- There will be no nominations from the floor for the election of Vice Chair. Nominations must occur before the meeting by having the candidate for Vice Chair complete the online form by the deadline. Candidates may self-nominate (no second is required,) and they do not need to be a voting member of the body (a PCO) to run for They must qualify for being nominated for the office of Vice Chair as outlined in the Bylaws.
- The “chat” function in Zoom will be turned off for the meeting.
- All participants will be muted during the Zoom meeting, except for pre-designated speakers.
- Voting members should review the candidate statements before the meeting starts. Candidates may have two persons designated to speak in favor of their nominations one for two minutes and another for 1 minute. The candidate will be given 5 minutes to address the meeting. There will not be an opportunity to ask the candidate questions during the meeting. Voting members may do so prior to the start of the meeting.
Bylaws Concerning Eligibility:
6.1.1 The County Chair and County Vice Chair shall be of opposite gender, as shall be the State Committeeman and State Committeewoman.
6.1.3 Nominees shall meet the requirements for PCOs as outlined in 3.2.1.
- 3.2.1 PCOs shall be American citizens, qualified registered voters, residing within their precinct, and must declare themselves to be Republicans.
Bylaws Concerning Proxies:
- 4.3 Only qualified elected PCOs or their proxies are entitled to vote at an organization meeting.
4.4 Only qualified elected or appointed PCOs or their proxies are entitled to vote at a
- 4.5 Any PCO who is unable to attend a Central Committee meeting may issue a written proxy notice authorizing another Republican residing within that PCO’s precinct to vote in place of that PCO at that meeting. Such proxy notice shall include the Proxy’s name and residential address and shall be delivered to the Credentials Committee at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. No person may have more than one vote. If a PCO is unable due to unforeseen circumstances to give proxy notification at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting, the proxy may be admitted pending Credentials Committee certification and a simple majority vote of the Central Committee
Important Deadlines and Dates
July 31, 2020 - Call to Meeting
August 3, 2020 - Self-nominating page available on Spokane County GOP Website
August 7, 2020 - Deadline for Candidate to self-nominate
August 7, 2020- Deadline for Candidate profiles to be made available for online review
August 7, 2020 - Deadline for in favor speaker requests to be made known to the Tech Chair, Bill Vaughn, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 8, 2020 - Email credentialing for voting members completed and submitted to the Credentials Chair
August 11, 2020 5:00 pm - Admittance to the meeting will begin.
August 11, 2020 7:00 pm - Meeting called to order