Minutes for July 18, 2021

Meeting Attendees

Members: Mike Hugo, Robert Case, Beverly Hugo, Barbara LeDuc, Carmen Chico, Parwez Wahid, Larry Stoodt, Cesar Stewart-Morales, Adam Steiner, Phil Ottaviani, Mel Warshaw, Norma Shulman, Tom Mahoney, Chris Lorant, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Kurt Fusaris, Doug Lawrence, Margareth Shepard, Kathie McCarthy, Tracey Bryant, David Magnani, Jack Patrick Lewis, Ricky Finlay, Christopher Broyles, Jim Stockless, Patrick Dunne, Lori Bornstein, Cindy Rubin, Jeanne Bullock, Gwendolyn Holbrow, Maria Robinson, Mary Kate Feeney, John Stefanini

 

Associate Members: Andrew Machkasov, Cheryl Gordon, Mayor Dr. Yvonne Spicer, Isabella Petroni, Ohad Klopman, Vanessa Hargrove, Tilia Jacobs

Guests: Trent Fortner, Bijan Afshartous

 

Welcome, Announcements and Updates – Chair Mike Hugo

  • The chair reviewed the agenda and called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

FDC Anti-racism discussion: Next Steps – Community Outreach & Being a Catalyst – Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley & Cesar Stewart-Morales.

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Minutes for June 13, 2021

Meeting Attendees

Members: Mike Hugo, Robert Case, Beverly Hugo, Barbara LeDuc, Parwez Wahid, Larry Stoodt, Cesar Stewart-Morales, Adam Steiner, Phil Ottaviani, Mel Warshaw, Norma Shulman, Tom Mahoney, Chris Lorant, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Kurt Fusaris, Doug Lawrence, Margareth Shepard, Jim Hansen, Kathie McCarthy, Tracey Bryant, David Magnani, Margareth Shepard, Jack Lewis, Ricky Finlay, Adam Freudberg, Christopher Broyles, Shahid Kahn, Barbara Fontes

 

Associate Members: Andrew Machkasov, Audrey Hall, Cheryl Gordon, Mayor Dr. Yvonne Spicer, Joel Winett, Isabella Petroni

Guests: Charlie Sisitsky, Trent Fortner, Kate Donaghue

 

Welcome, Announcements and Updates – Chair Mike Hugo

  • The chair called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.
  • A moment of silence was held in memory of long-time member Jack Duffy. Carmen will be in touch with us at some point to let us know arrangements for a memorial service.
  • The chair reviewed the agenda and introduced Charlie Sisitsky.

Discussion with Mayoral candidate, Charlie Sisitsky: A presentation of his record, vision for moving the city forward, and recruitment of campaign workers to assist him in his upcoming race.

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Minutes for May 16, 2021

Meeting Attendees

Members: Mike Hugo, Robert Case, Beverly Hugo, Barbara LeDuc, Parwez Wahid, Larry Stoodt, Cesar Stewart-Morales, Gwen Holbrow, Adam Steiner, Phil Ottaviani, Mel Warshaw, Norma Shulman, Tom Mahoney, Mary Kate Feeney, Chris Lorant, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Kurt Fusaris, Doug Lawrence, Margareth Shepard, Jim Hansen, Patrick Dunne, Kathie McCarthy, Tracey Bryant, Maria Robinson, David Magnani, Margareth Shepard, Jack Lewis

 

Associate Members: Andrew Machkasov, Audrey Hall, Cheryl Gordon, Ricky Finlay, Ohad Klopman, Tilia Jacobs, Mayor Dr. Yvonne Spicer, Vanessa Pendexter, Joel Winett, Isabella Petroni

Guests: State Rep. Tami Gouveia,  Liam Horsman, Irma Napolean, Nadia Ulman, Wes Ritchie

 

Welcome, Announcements and Updates – Chair Mike Hugo

  • The chair reviewed the agenda and called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

Discussion with Mayor Dr. Yvonne Spicer: A presentation on her accomplishments, vision for moving the city forward, and recruitment of campaign workers to assist her in her upcoming race.

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Minutes for April 18, 2021

Framingham Democratic Committee

Minutes for April 18, 2021, 7:00 pm – Zoom Conference

 

Meeting Attendees

Members: Mike Hugo, Robert Case, Beverly Hugo, Barbara LeDuc, Jim Stockless, Parwez Wahid, Larry Stoodt, Cesar Stewart-Morales, Gwen Holbrow, Adam Steiner, Phil Ottaviani, Mel Warshaw, Christopher Broyles, Norma Shulman, Tom Mahoney, Mary Kate Feeney, Jeanne Bullock, Chris Lorant, Cindy Rubin, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Kurt Fusaris, Doug Lawrence, Kathie McCarthy, Margareth Shepard, Jim Hansen, Patrick Dunne, Adam Freudberg, Kathie McCarthy, Tracey Bryant, Maria Robinson, David Magnani, Bettie Muto, John Stefanini

 

Associate Members: Andrew Machkasov, Audrey Hall, Cheryl Gordon, Ricky Finlay, Tilia Jacobs, Brandon Ward

Guests: Aimee Powalka, Irma Napolean, Ann Berwick, Alex Bausch

 

Welcome, Announcements and Updates – Chair Mike Hugo

The chair reviewed the agenda and called the meeting to order at 7:04pm.

Presentation: Act now … Save Earth! Earth Day Initiatives

  • Aimee Powalka, Sustainable Framingham: Energize Framingham
    • Rozzy Hooper-Hamersley introduced the first speaker. Aimee is the heartbeat and one of the driving forces of Sustainable Framingham.
    • Energize Framingham is an online collaborative effort developed for Framingham.
    • An online resource and community building tool to help residents feel empowered to fight climate change. Everyone can make a difference!
    • Actions – You can sort to find action items that you can do on a variety of different levels. There is something for everyone. Several items will direct you to Mass Save to do energy assessments and efficiency projects.
    • Experiences – residents can share their experience and learn from each other about actions to accomplish.
    • Teamwork – residents can see their individual impact and how it contributes and combines with other neighbors. Neighbors can chat together and discuss what everyone is working on.
    • Goals – this will show how far the city has done to reach goals set forth by Sustainable Framingham.
    • If you are interested in getting started, you can join at Energize Framingham.org and this will let them know what city to attribute your actions.

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Minutes for March 21, 2021

Framingham Democratic Committee

 Minutes for March 21, 2021, 7:00 pm – Zoom Conference

 

Meeting Attendees

Members: Mike Hugo, Robert Case, Beverly Hugo, Barbara LeDuc, Jim Stockless, Parwez Wahid, Larry Stoodt, Cesar Stewart-Morales, Gwen Holbrow, Jack Patrick Lewis, Adam Steiner, Phil Ottaviani, Mel Warshaw, Christopher Broyles, Norma Shulman, Carmen Chico, Jack Duffy, Thom Mahoney, Mary Kate Feeney, Jeanne Bullock, Chris Lorant, Cindy Rubin, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Kurt Fusaris, Doug Lawrence, Cheryl Tully Stoll, Kathie McCarthy, David Magnani, Margareth Shepard, Jim Hansen, Patrick Dunne, Shahid Khan, Caraline Levy, Lori Bornstein, Adam Freudberg, Kathie McCarthy, John Stefanini, Amanda Northrup, Barbara Fontes, Tracey Bryant

 

Associate Members: Andrew Machkasov, Audrey Hall, Ohad Klopman, Isabella Petroni, Cheryl Gordon, Priscilla Sousa

Guests: Denise Zadina, Michael Ansara, Ricky Finlay, Erin Buechele, Liam Horsman, Diane Markowitz, Brandon Ward, Tilia Jacobs

 

Welcome, Announcements and Updates – Chair Mike Hugo

  • The Chair reviewed the agenda and called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

Presentation: It is time to get ready for 2022

  • The Chair introduced our speaker and welcomed her to our meeting.
  • Erin Buechele, Regional Organizing Coordinator, Mass Democratic Party: Blueprint for ’22, FDC participation as a pilot program.
    • Her new position for the MASS Dems is as Relational Organizational Coordinator
    • Began meeting with Dem Committee chairs and members in January.
    • Rollout in March and hosting monthly activities to track by the state party.
    • Invest in grassroots teams and become the central hub for campaigns.
    • Monthly training and skill building sessions as well. Also, the place to foster better communication between DTC’s to share ideas and resources.
    • Framingham chosen as 1 of 14 committees chosen to pilot this program; debrief on April 20th.
    • This month is to initiate conversations with 10 friends and taking stock of relationships you have in a meaningful way and track those relationships.

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