On Nov. 14, voting representatives and statewide activists of Health Care for All-Oregon will meet in Corvallis to get and give updates on our recent work during and after the 2015 legislative session and discuss a draft revised HCAO Strategic Plan.
Saturday, Nov. 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 333 NW 35th St, Corvallis
Click HERE for the draft Nov 14 Membership Meeting Agenda
An overview will be presented of the goals and strategies developed in four months of work with our organizational consultant, Michael Sorensen, culminating at an exciting weekend board retreat in Medford (see retreat article). To discuss the draft HCAO Strategic Plan, attendees will break into small groups with several board members on each team to hear members’ and other activists’ ideas and feedback on the plan.
As part of HCAO’s new strategic plan, one goal is that “HCAO is financially healthy and organizationally efficient.” In order to further the goal of organizational efficiency, we have determined that our bylaws need revision. A team chaired by Tom Sincic has carefully rewritten the revised bylaws with a close eye towards efficiency, consistency and legal requirements, while retaining the essential features of our current bylaws.
Those of you who are voting member organization representatives, will consider adopting these new bylaws at the November meeting. As the bylaws are considered at this meeting, the choices will be to adopt them as presented, table them for consideration at our next meeting (with intervening discussions), or reject them. Since discussion/modifications of particular changes, due to time limitations, will not be part of the meeting, we ask that voting representatives come prepared to make a decision. If you have any questions about proposed bylaws changes, please contact: HCAO Vice President Ben Gerritz and Bylaw Committee Chair Tom Sincic via a dedicated e-mail address.
Please register to attend this important statewide membership meeting to have crucial input into the future of our movement.
Thanks for your work as Health Care for AllOregon activists and your dedication to the creation of universal, publicly funded health care in Oregon and the United States.
--Lee Mercer, president, Health Care for All-Oregon