Political Council

Women's

Ventura County

Events

General Membership Meeting

August 20, 2020 | 5:30PM

The following amendments to the VCWPC Bylaws are being proposed to allow the VCWPC to conduct business when meeting in person is not possible, such as during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Delete the current ARTICLE V Section 3 (Electronic and Telephonic Business Transactions) in its entirety:
Section 3 – Electronic and Telephonic Business Transactions.
The Board of Directors may engage in a business transaction using email or telephone if a
situation occurs requiring action for a time-sensitive or urgent matter

  1. The President or Secretary notifies board members by email as soon as the
    subject matter is defined, detailing the topic/motion and stating a time limit for debate.
    A quorum is defined. These actions may be modified as necessary for phone meetings.
  2. Participants use “Reply all.”
  3. The President restates the motion prior to the vote, states the number of votes required
    for approval, and assigns a tine limit for voting “in favor of” or “opposed.”
  4. The President states the results of the vote.
  5. . The Secretary (or Secretary pro-tem appointed by the President) emails the minutes of
    the proceedings to Board members in a timely manner. The minutes shall include the
    beginning time, the participants, the motion, results of the voting, and the closing time.
  6. The minutes are presented for approval at the next Board of Directors meeting

Replace ARTICLE V Section 3 with the following:
Section 3 – Electronic Meetings

  1. General Membership, Special or Board Meetings may be held by electronic means (emeetings) or by telephone. These meetings shall be set up to provide all participants
    with the ability to see and/or hear, and to communicate with each other
    simultaneously.
  2. Following the Call to Order, roll call shall be taken at Board Meetings.
  3. The President shall announce the presence of a quorum.
  4. Members shall refrain from speaking while another has the floor.
  5. To assure the accuracy of a vote count, it may be necessary to hold a roll call vote.

Insert ARTICLE V Section 4:
Section 4 – Special Emergency Meetings
The Board of Directors may authorize a transaction using email, only if an emergency
situation occurs that requires immediate action.

  1. The President or a Secretary pro-tem (appointed by the President) notifies board
    members by email as soon as the subject matter is defined, detailing the
    topic/motion and stating a time limit for debate. A quorum is defined.
  2. Participants use “Reply all.”
  3. The President restates the motion prior to the vote, states the number of votes
    required for approval and assigns a time limit for voting “in favor” or “opposed.”
  4. The President states the results.
  5. The Secretary or Secretary pro-tem emails the minutes to Board members prior to
    the next regular Board Meeting. The minutes shall include the time the meeting was
    called to order, the participants, the motion, results of the vote and the closing time.
  6. The minutes are presented for approval at the next regular Board of Directors
    meeting.

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Doors Open at 11AM
Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura CA

VCWPC Annual Membership & Election of Officers Meeting

 

Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson

We are excited to have the Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson as our special guest for our 2020 Annual Membership & Election of Officers meeting. Join us in recognizing and celebrating her legacy in the fight for women’s rights and equality. As we celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote for some women, how fitting to celebrate our progress toward equality by honoring a champion of the women’s movement, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Seating is limited so be sure to click here to purchase your tickets today!

Members $35; Non-Members $55 
*Please note, tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.*

General Membership Meeting

January 22, 2020 at 6pm

Please join us at our next general membership meeting where members will consider and vote on the proposed amendment to bylaws of the VCWPC.

Our next general meeting, which will follow the VCWPC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 6pm at The Orchid Professional Building, Orchid Room, 816 Camarillo Springs Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012. This notification in compliance with ARTICLE XII is being emailed a minimum of 15 days prior to the meeting noted above.

This proposed amendment states an officer shall hold an elected office until another qualified nominee is elected. Many organizations are using this simplified language. Proposed changes are below in bold:

Amend Bylaws ARTICLE IV Section 1b.

Add: 
b. Term. 
1) The term of office shall be one year; officers shall serve until their successors are elected.
Strike:  
2) Officers shall not serve in the same position for more than four consecutive terms. 

We hope you’ll be able to join us. For questions and to RSVP please email: vcwpcouncil@gmail.com

VCWPC to Receive Proclamation Honoring Women’s Day

The City of Ventura will be presenting a proclamation to the Ventura County Women’s Political Council recognizing Women’s Day. For the first time in history, Ventura City has a majority female council. Due to the work the VCWPC has done that focuses on women, we are honored to receive this proclamation.

There will be opportunity for public comment if you’d like speak. We’d love to have you there. Details are as follows:

Women’s Day Proclamation
Monday, March 4th
Ventura City Hall, 6pm
501 Poli Street, Ventura


Please dress in white to show your support and to continue the momentum. This is a first step in working with organizers, community members, and city staff to make Ventura a more equitable place.

 

A brief General Meeting will be held at the beginning of this event for the purpose of ratifying the following proposed addition to the Bylaws.This will allow an officer to take a leave of absence without resigning from her office on the Executive Board.  The proposed amendment is shown in red.

ARTICLE IV–OFFICERS

Section 1– Officers, Term, Vacancies, Removal.

e.  Leave of Absence.

     A leave of absence for a minimum of two months and a maximum of three months may be requested in writing by an officer to the Board of Directors for good cause.  The board of Directors shall decide if good cause exists for the requested leave of absence and rule in favor or against.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Saturday, August 11, 2018
2pm – 4pm

 

Members $35 / Non-members $45 / Students $20

RSVP required by August 6, 2018 — Address will be provided upon RSVP

Register by credit card at VCWPC.ORG
or mail check to PO Box 6603, Ventura, CA 93006

VCWPC endorsed candidate, Eleni Kounalakis, has served as U.S. ambassador to Hungary, appointed by former president Barack Obama in 2010. The Greek-American politician graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989, and earned her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 1992. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American College of Greece.

Before her involvement in politics, Kounalakis, the daughter of a Greek immigrant, had worked for 18 years in her family’s housing development business. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, journalist Markos Kounalakis, and their two sons Neo and Eon.

2018 Garden Party Welcomes VCWPC Endorsed Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Notice:  A brief General Meeting will be held at the beginning of this event for the purpose of ratifying the following proposed addition to the Bylaws.  This will allow an officer to take a leave of absence without resigning from her office on the Executive Board.  The proposed amendment is shown in red.

ARTICLE IV–OFFICERS
Section 1– Officers, Term, Vacancies, Removal.
e.  Leave of Absence.
     A leave of absence for a minimum of two months and a maximum of three months may be requested in writing by an officer to the Board of Directors for good cause.  The board of Directors shall decide if good cause exists for the requested leave of absence and rule in favor or against.

Annual Holiday Party

Advance Reservation Required
Members RSVP: vcwpcouncil@gmail.com
Non-members RSVP here