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Information about the Meeting

Most recently released agenda for the Meeting

Sent to DPCA-Leadership listserv February 24

The text of all notices posted by the meeting organizers on the Yahoo DPCA-Leadership listserv

This includes instructions for submitting resolutions, the invitation to submit bids, and "Save the Date" messages from earlier in the year.

An overview of DC-area arrangements for the Gala, General Meeting, and Door Knock

All information released regarding locations, timing and registration for the events of March 1-5, 2014. The registration link is: https://secure.democratsabroad.org/civicrm/event/info?id=16&reset=1 and hotel discount details are available at that page.

Instructions and Forms for Proxies

Comprehensive information and documents regarding proxies for the March 2014 Global Meeting, initially published Feb 16.

Instructions for WebEx Participation - not yet available

This information will be posted to DPCA-Leadership and to this page, as soon as it is available.

The official notice of the DPCA General Meeting, 15 days prior to the meeting

Dear DPCA Voting Members,

This message serves as notice for the upcoming DPCA Global Meeting, 15 days from now. Please find attached the updated agenda for the Gala (March 1), the Global Meeting (March 2-3), and the DC Door Knock (March 4-5).

Remote participation by WebEx will be available for the business portions of the Global Meeting. The deadline for registration has passed, so you must register immediately if you will attend the meeting by WebEx or in person.  www.democratsabroad.org/2014globalmeeting

You will also find attached the proposed resolutions to be considered during the Global Meeting, as reviewed by the DPCA Resolutions Committee. The Resolutions Committee has included commentary on most of these. Those resolutions without commentary are, based on the committee's review, acceptable as is or do not need any extra "support". Reviewers' comments were shared with the initial submitters, although in some cases they did not reply. Where the authors accepted any improvements, the committee integrated these directly in the text. The Resolutions Committee invites you to begin discussing these resolutions on the DPCA-Leadership listserv now.

The form to designate a proxy, along with instructions on proxies, will follow in a second message.

Please note that bids from Country Committees to host the 2015 Global Meeting should be sent to me and the International Secretary (secretary@democratsabroad.org) by February 16 (tomorrow).

I'm looking forward to celebrating DA's 50th Anniversary with you, and also with special guests at the Gala and Gala Reception. (Register now at www.democratsabroad.org/50thanniversarygala.) After the Global Meeting, the Door Knock is a special opportunity to talk directly with lawmakers about issues affecting Americans living abroad.

Please direct questions about the meeting to Beth Tudan (beth_tudan@democratsabroad.org), the Project Manager for the March events in Washington DC. That said, you are always welcome to contact me about DA-related matters.

Best,
Katie Solon
International Chair, Democratic Party Committee Abroad

DPCA2014_Agenda15feb.pdf

Resolutions14feb2014.pdf

The official notice of the DPCA General Meeting, 45 days prior to the meeting

Dear DPCA Voting Members,

This message serves as notice of the upcoming 2014 DPCA Global Meeting, 45 days from now.

The meeting will begin at 9:00am EST on Sunday, March 2, 2014. It is scheduled to adjourn at 5:00pm EST on Monday, March 3, 2014. When making travel arrangements, please keep in mind the following additional Democrats Abroad events:
Pre-meeting on Resolutions, March 1, 2pm - 4pm
50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, March 1, 7pm - 10pm
2014 DC Door Knock, March 4 and March 5, all day

The Global Meeting will be held at The DoubleTree Hotel, Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Rooms in that hotel will be available at a discount.

Remote participation by WebEx will be available. Registration will be required for participation by WebEx or in person. I expect a registration page to be available on our website later this week.

As previously announced on the Yahoo DPCA-Leadership listserv, resolutions to be considered during the 2014 Global Meeting must be sent to me by January 31. Bids from Country Committees to host the 2015 Global Meeting should be sent to me and the International Secretary (secretary@democratsabroad.org) by February 16.

I attached a PDF file of the agenda. We have an exciting range of speakers and activities during the Global Meeting. More details on the sessions will follow in the weeks to come.

Please note that the order of sessions may change depending on availability of guest speakers. You will receive timely notifications of changes to the agenda.

For your reference, information about the meeting will be continuously available on the new Democrats Abroad Wiki, at the address: http://wiki.demsabroad.org/x/K4Ag
That page will be kept up-to-date by the International Secretary.

I am eager to see you and to talk about how we can elect Democrats in 2014. I'm also looking forward to the Gala and Door Knock.

Please direct questions about the meeting to Beth Tudan (beth_tudan@democratsabroad.org), the Project Manager for the March events in Washington DC. That said, you are always welcome to contact me about DA-related matters.

Best,
Katie Solon
International Chair, Democratic Party Committee Abroad

DPCA2014_Agenda15jan.pdf

The most current versions of Meeting-Related Documents

These are the most up-to-date versions of documents and files related to the DA events scheduled for March 1-5, 2014, as distributed by the International Secretary (Will Bakker). If you find an error or have any questions, please contact Will at secretary@democratsabroad.org

Section 3.3a of the DA Charter, with annotations

Notice of each meeting, setting forth the place and time of the meeting and the agenda, shall be sent or given by the International Chair to each member of the DPCA not less than forty-five (45) days before the date of the meeting. January 16 for the March 2014 meeting.

Any member may request the International Chair in writing, not less than thirty (30) days before the meeting, to place additional items on the agenda, and shall simultaneously furnish the text of any resolutions proposed for adoption. January 31 for the March 2014 meeting.

The International Chair shall circulate such additional items and proposed resolutions, as well as other resolutions, to the members of the DPCA not less than fifteen (15) days before the meeting. February 15 for the March 2014 meeting.

Items may be added to the agenda at the meeting by majority vote of the members present or represented. To the extent not otherwise provided for herein, procedural questions shall be settled in accordance with the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order