map to meeting site: Community Rebuilders; 1120 Monroe Ave NW; Grand Rapids 49503
GPMI's first SMM of 2020 will be held 9am~5pm on Saturday, March 7 at Community Rebuilders (1120 Monroe Ave NW in Grand Rapids).
We will be offering remote access to the SMM as well. The "Website" link given on the "Meeting Details" page:
may not be the final one, but it's a link we have used in the past and the best one I have at the moment.
* All state-party officer positions will be up for election at this meeting. We can also appoint new members to GPMI committees, GPMI delegates and alternates to the GP-US National Committee, and representatives to other GP-US committees.
* We have a new draft GPMI platform for 2020 to consider. It would be good if we can adopt it, so our state candidates can start running on it.
* We'll have a chance to find out more about some of the candidates for our Presidential nomination. Three of them have already said they want to attend -- in person if possible, by remote access if necessary.
* We also need to approve a plan for how we're going to poll GPMI members about their Presidential preferences, and instruct our delegation to the national convention at WSU in July on how they should vote to represent the membership. (That has to be in to GP-US by Wednesday.) Perhaps we can also kick off the poll and at least start selecting our 15 delegates and up to 15 alternates.
I hope to update the posted packet a time or two before the meeting itself, as information comes in. So please feel free to check back at this site for updates. And if you have questions, please feel free to ask them.
John Anthony La Pietra
611 North Linden Street
Marshall, MI 49068