February 13, 1996
Rockbridge Regional Library - 7:00
Present: Eric Sheffield, Elisabeth Daystar, Cathryn & Erin Harbor, Sheri
Grace, Marai Wise, Darrell Croson.
Absent: Alice Buchanan, Michele Jones, Charlotte Morgan, Stephanie Porras,
Invited Guest: Lorri Olan, Executive Director, Project Horizon.
Lorri gave an extensive presentation on the history and current activities
of Project Horizon. In a nutshell Project Horizon deals with the needs of
battered women and educates the community about the problems of domestic
A discussion followed which focused on ways the Rockbridge Greens could
assist Project Horizon. A relatively simple goal would be to include some
of Project Horizon's priorities in our Rockbridge Platform which is
currently under development. A more extensive goal would be to assist in
development of a Rockbridge area shelter for battered women. We hope to
discuss specific proposals along these lines in the near future.
We expressed our sincere appreciation to Lorri for making time in her busy
schedule to educate us on these important issues.
We were again unsuccessful in filling this important position.
Greens of Virginia:
Eric Sheffield gave a brief report on the January 20 meeting of the Greens
of Virginia. The major decision was to seek ballot status this year
through running a "draft Ralph Nader for President" campaign. To this end
we elected a central committee of 13 members which included Rockbridge
Greens Harmony Periman and Sherry Stanley. A committee was also appointed
to draft bylaws.
We were reminded that the deadline for submissions for the Spring
newsletter was February 20.
Next Meeting: March 12, 1996, Rockbridge Regional Library, 7:00PM
Please contact facilitator Stephanie Porras (463-9610) if you will not be
able to attend.
1. View Nader-Donahue interview video.
2. Elect Notetaker
3. Report from Treasurer
4. Report on Greens of Virginia Meeting
5. Discussion of additions necessary to the Green Party of Virginia
Platform to make it relevant to a presidential campaign. (The state
organization agreed to this after hearing concerns from the Rockbridge
Local. Please look over the enclosed platform and note needed changes.)
6. Facilitator for next meeting.
7. Possible change of monthly meeting date.
8. Welfare reform roundtable.