Monday, February 12, 2007

State Convention 2007
Thanks to the ODP 2007 State Convention Arrangements Committee for their hard work Saturday at the ODP HQ. They have promised to make this the best state convention Oklahoma Democrats ever --- they are organizing for a top notch event that will address our important business and allow us to celebrate our successes and establish priorites for our future.

We will make arrangement recommendations to the State Central Committee on Saturday at our quarterly meeting at the ODP HQ. I am hopeful that the SCC will approve the recommended schedule of events. As it stands now we're recommending that registration and credentialing begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18th before the ODP Celebration for our delegates at the Cox Convention Center from 7 to 10 p.m. The Celebration will include light appetizers, a cash bar, and a live band. Registration and credentialling will continue Saturday morning at 8 a.m. at the Bricktown Coca-Cola Center prior to the opening of the convention's first general session at 9 a.m. According to our constitution and by-laws we will open with speeches from elected officials and will follow with required reports and state officer and affirmative action member elections. Elections will continue through the day and we expect to adjourn the first general session at 4:30 p.m. The Activist Hall of Fame Dinner will be held preceded by a reception at the Cox Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The second general session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday and conclude at noon. This session will be preceded by an interdenominational worship service from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Bricktown Coca-Cola Center. The second general session is reserved for resolutions and any other unfinished business of the state convention.

Finalized details will be announced as soon as all are approved.

I have asked Oklahoma County Democratic Party Chair Kitti Asberry to lead the arrangements committee. She is being assisted by Rae Weese, CD 1; Cerita Morley, CD 2; Anita Norman, CD 3; Judy Calhoun, CD 4; Dianne Hunter and Susan McCann, CD 5; Steve VanHook, Stonewall Democrats; and Mandy Winton, Young Democrats.

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