The August Central Committee Meeting is ONLINE

August 23, 2023

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Please join the Zoom call to get credentialed by 6:30 PM at the latest! We will begin business in earnest at 7:00 p.m. Here is the link to join the call:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83448617424

Dial by your location:

  •  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  • Meeting ID: 834 4861 7424

The agenda for our meeting, as well as resolutions for review in the Central Committee Resource Center.

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Meeting Details

Well, we have arrived! We are at our Rules Convention. As mentioned at previous Central Committee meetings, the August Central Committee meeting will focus on the rules rewrite conducted by the Rules Committee. This has been an ongoing rewrite for over two years, and we have had rounds of feedback from various Central Committee members to get us where we are today.

There is still time to attend the August 16th Rules Work Session where you can learn how to make motions at our rules convention so we can have a swift and effective meeting.
Click here to learn more >

The Rules Convention will be chaired by Rules Chair Garrett Fleenor.

Please make a point of logging in at least 10 minutes early so that we can start on time. We want to do our best to end the meeting at approximately 9:00 p.m. but be prepared we may go beyond 9:00 p.m. if necessary.

How we conduct ourselves through our rules is of critical importance, and we want to make sure that we ​all feel strongly and aligned about the way we conduct ourselves. That we are fair, productive, inclusive, and efficient

Please go to the CC Resource Center here, scroll down about halfway, and look at the Rules Reading: WCDCC Bylaws, Special Rules of Order, and Standing Rules Revision Drafts to get prepared for the evening.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the Central Committee meeting online!

See all details for the next CC meeting >> CLICK HERE

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Agenda, Draft Minutes, Resolution proposals, and Rules proposals can be found in the CC Resource Center

What to expect for online credentialing for virtual meetings

When you log in to the Zoom meeting, you will be held in a Zoom “waiting room” until a credentialing volunteer admits you to the meeting. Once in the room, if we are able to tell that you are a PCP by name or by visually recognizing you on video, we will consider you credentialed and no further action will be required. If we cannot easily recognize you by face or name and match you with our PCP list, we will interact with you to verify your identity before you are considered credentialed to vote in the meeting. Guests will also be verified in this way but will be labeled with “ZZZ-” in front of their names to help us easily tell which attendees may speak and vote.

ZOOM TIPS

Zoom can be used on a computer and by phone, but it is easier to use by computer. We advise doing your best to attend via a laptop or desktop. You can also join using the link with your cellphone, but the screen will be more condensed.  Those without a computer can also attend by calling the number listed above, and typing in the Meeting ID.

NOTE: Zoom via the phone has more limitations. You will be limited to:

  • Mute/Unmute = *6
  • Raising and lowering your hand = *9

Please reach out to Martita Meier, our chair if you have any questions:
chair@washcodems.org

Please take a moment to review this helpful guide to having a good Zoom experience.

***PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING***

SPEAKING & BEING ON MUTE

Always check your mute status before speaking; the host may have muted you if you forget to.

On a computer:

  • At the bottom left corner, MUTED = RED mic with a line through it…click on it to unmute

On a phone:

  • If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *6
  • on a smartphone: click on PARTICIPANTS & look to the bottom toolbar

ASKING A QUESTION OR… TO SPEAK DURING A DEBATE:

On a computer:

  • Use the RAISE HAND feature. Click on the PARTICIPANTS tab (bottom middle of the screen); a box will pop up to the right…on the lower tab, click on RAISE HAND & click on it again to lower.

On a phone:

  • If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *9
  • on a smartphone: look to the bottom right & click on RAISE HAND

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DO NOT VOTE UNLESS YOU ARE A (MAY 2022) ELECTED PCP or appointed at any subsequent CC meeting. If you wish to become an appointed PCP, please follow the guidelines here > Become a PCP.