ICRC Annual Convention, November 11, 2017
RECORD OF MINUTES
11:10 a.m. Call to Order
Roll Call: PRESENT-BILL LEUBSCHER,COLIN MCGROARTY, JIM MITCHELL, CHAD KOPPIE, and TIMOTHY GOODCASE (via phone). Former Chairman PHIL COLLINS also present via phone. NO MOTION to Approve Minutes, due to lack of quorum from previous meeting.
Treasures Report tabled to next meeting.
Candidate Remarks – Doug Bennett, Republican candidate for 10th Congressional District, spoke for 30 mins., and followed with a Q&A session for 10 minutes.
12:00 Old Business Election of New Officers for 2017-2018 year
Chairman – JIM MITCHELL nominated for Chairman, motion seconded and presented to SC. Motion APPROVED, 5-0.
Vice Chairman – COLIN MCGROARTY nominated for Vice Chairman, motion seconded and presented to SC. Motion APPROVED, 5-0.
Secretary – BILL LEUBSCHER nominated for Secretary, motion seconded and presented to SC. Motion APPROVED, 5-0.
Treasurer – RICH EVANS current Treasurer. No member nominated for successor, motion was made and seconded to table selection of Treasurer until December meeting. Rich will remain as ACTING TREASURER in the interim.
Election of new SC members for the 2017-2018 year
MICHAEL O’TOOLE of Rockford nominated for a seat on the SC. Motion seconded and presented to SC. Motion APPROVED 5-0.
LAURA BARTELL of Hawthorn Woods nominated for a seat on the SC. Motion seconded and presented to SC. Motion APPROVED 5-0.
MIKE BECKER of Kendall County nominated for a seat on the SC. Motion seconded and presented to SC. Motion APPROVED 5-0.
12:30 p.m. New Business
BILL LEUBSCHER submitted a motion to reduce size of SC from 18 members to 14 members, as was the original makeup of the SC at the time of the inception of the ICRC. Suggestion was put forward to have an odd number of SC members to prevent a tie vote. Leubscher withdrew original motion and submitted an amended motion to reduce SC to 15 members. Motion SECONDED and APPROVED, 5-0.
Future of ICRC – Open discussion, numerous ideas were discussed, members agreed to no longer have votes via email, and to immediately set a date and time for December meeting to name a Treasurer and fill the remaining two vacant seats on the SC. This will be followed by a January meeting that will function as both an ENDORSEMENT SESSION and pass any resolutions relating to funding candidates for 2018 primary offices.
12:50 p.m. Open Forum
Motion made and seconded to schedule the next ICRC meeting for Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Chad Koppie’s house in Gilberts, IL. Motion APPROVED, 5-0.
Meeting adjourned at 1pm CST.
Official Record of Minutes submitted by Bill M. Leubscher, ICRC Secretary, on November 14, 2017, at Midnight CST.