Minutes from the OEA-PIE Board Meeting
Monday, October 2, 2006, Conference Call
Present: Gary Sackley, Chair Excused: Matt Kennedy
Steve Anderson, Vice-chair Rebecca Levison
Judy Christensen Julie Linhares
Caryn Connolly Marilyn Pitts
Carla Duffy John Shilling
Nancy Giuliani Sharon Smith
Tina Leaton Dow Yeh
Bill Martin Absent: Bonita Fillmore
Mary Namit Sue Harvey
Carolyn Ramey Sue McGrory
Jay Reed Paul Zastrow
Dan Swanson Staff: Jeston Black
Judy Trohkimoinen BethAnne Darby
Larry Wolf Chip Terhune
Laurie Wimmer Whelan
Chair Gary Sackley called the OEA-PIE Board meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA AND MINUTES
Judy Trohkimoinen moved to adopt the agenda with flexibility. The motion was seconded by Carolyn
Ramey and passed.
Judy Trohkimoinen moved to approve the August 15, 2006, OEA-PIE Board meeting minutes. The
motion was seconded by Carolyn Ramey and passed.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT, NEA FUND REPORT, OEA BOARD REPORT
• President Larry Wolf reported that there has been an increase in dollars per member going to the
• The OEA Board liaison, Caryn Connolly, reported that the Board rejected a motion to reconsider
the Independent Expenditure campaign.
Chip Terhune reviewed the financial statement for August 15 through September 25, 2006.
OEA-PIE CONVENTION EVALUATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Carolyn Ramey reported on the PIE Convention Evaluation Sub-Committee meeting on May 19, 2006.
She reviewed the comments and suggestions of the sub-committee as outlined in her written report. The
convention evaluations returned by attendees did not indicate any major issues, aside from those beyond
our control (room temperature and food).
OEA-PIE LEGISLATIVE REPORT CARD SUBCOMMITTEE
Steve Anderson reported on the Report Card Subcommittee meeting. Laurie Wimmer Whelan made
some additional comments for clarification. The PIE Board authorized the development of a new
version of the report card incorporating the committee’s recommendations. It will be piloted after the
2007 Legislative Session. Staff will send a mock-up of the new version with the meeting minutes.
ADDITIONAL CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS AND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
BethAnne Darby advised the Board of the recently recommended candidates: Dan Thackaberry, HD 17;
and Sal Peralta, HD 24. The Board was also advised that Portland Association of Teachers was likely to
recommend Ben Cannon in HD 46, since the original OEA candidate lost in the primary.
BethAnne Darby presented the “OEA Campaign Categories and Contributions” worksheet and recent
expenditures. No additional cash contributions were requested or discussed. BethAnne did remind the
committee that contributions between OEA-PIE Board meetings, over the campaign category cap must
be approved by the OEA-PIE Board Chair and the local OEA-PIE Board member.
UPDATE ON 2006 TARGETED RACES
BethAnne Darby reviewed targeted races. Specifically, she noted that the Libertarian candidate in HD
49 had been disqualified from the ballot. No tracking polls were complete as of the meeting.
UPDATE ON 2006 INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE CAMPAIGN
BethAnne Darby left the room. Chip Terhune discussed the activity of the IE campaign. He read a
script from one of the television ads that will be coming out soon. Directors discussed the message
development and production of the ads.
UPDATE ON 2006 GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN
Chip Terhune and Jeston Black left the room. BethAnne Darby reported that the Governor’s race was
close and that the key to success depended upon voter turn-out for the election.
Chair Gary Sackley adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Chair Gary Sackley informed the Directors that the next meeting would be in early December, with the
date and location to be determined.
Respectfully submitted by Kelly Smith, OEA-PIE Board Secretary