Youth Voting Involvement Association

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Voting Involvement Association Nonprofit (VIAN)

 Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2015



President Albert Wen called the meeting to order at 2:00pm

Present:

Albert W. (President)

Dennis D. (Vice President)

Brenda C. (Secretary)

Jason W. (Fundraising Officer)

Eva C. (Media Coordinator)

Gordon P. (Event Coordinator)
Sharon C. (Parent) 

Kristy C. (Registrar of Voters Office)

Jun Z. (IBM, Adult Supervisor)


Proceedings


Legal Status
We are a registered nonprofit organization in California; a CPA is needed for legal tax filing.  Referrals needed.

Funding
Donation - $5.00 (all members)
Vouchers - Krispy Kream/ Dunkin Donuts (Eva C.)
Fundraising event (2/20/2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm Heritage Park Community Center)

T-shirts

Eva has submitted T-shirt designs, the Board has finalized the design will be used, and voted on the T-shirt color should be dark-blue, and the letters should be white.  (Design: Voting Involvement Association).  T-shirts production should be completed by 2/13/16, so the volunteer students can wear for the Walk The Precinct event.

Publication
Researcher Timeline
All research - due Jan 31 (Brenda has submitted and shared her research material - Women’s suffrage/19th Amendment)

Website
Completed, Albert published youthvia website at the end of the meeting - January 24, 2016!  
Dennis and Shannon have completed “About Us”.
Eva will add Mission Statement after the meeting.

Future Community Engagement Events
2/13/2016 (Saturday) 9:00am - 12:00pm: Walk the Precinct - door to door voter registration; meet at Irvine High School front parking lot
2/20/2016 (Saturday) 9:15am - 1:15pm:  Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Associaton Monthly Meeting
2/20/2016 (Saturday) 2:00pm - 4:00pm:  Fundraising Event at Heritage Park Community Center

VIA in other schools
Two schools are submitting their club application:  Northwood High School (Dennis) and Beckman High School (Shannon).  VIAN and ROV will provide all assistance when needed.

Voter Education/Upcoming Elections
Multilingual support in Orange County (Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Khmer, Japanese, and Tagalog).
Vote-by-Mail Ballot: It is important to note that the voted ballot must be received no later than three days after Election day, but it must be signed and dated no later than Election Day to be counted.
A new law, effective January 1, 2016, allows voters who did not sign their ballots to complete an Unsigned Ballot Statement.  This statement must be returned to Registrar of Voters’ office no later than 5:00pm on the eighth day after the election.
Top Two Candidates Open Primary Election: exceptions - United States President, United States Vice President, Member of Party Central Committee, and local officers.

High School MyBallot Program
Help students learn important lesson in Election.  The unique program is a comprehensive three steps series including (1) classroom presentation (2) Registrar of Voters’ office field trip/office tour, and (3) Election Day on campus.

Why One Vote Matters?
1868 - 1 vote saved President Johnson from impeachment
1876 - 1 vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency
2007 Orange County Supervisor First District Election:  Janet Nguyen: 10919 votes vs. Trung Nguyen: 10912 votes
2015 Orange County Supervisor First District, Short Term:  Andrew Do: 18,905 votes vs. Lou Correa: 18862 votes

Group Activity for Walk The Precinct:
Develop the script: anticipate three initial answers (ex: not a citizen, not interested/registered, registered voters)
Determine day of activity (Registrar of Voters Staff conduct Voter Registration training

Next meeting is scheduled on 2/14/2016 (Sunday) at 2:00pm

With no further business before the meeting, and upon a motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was adjourned.