2nd Vice Chair Election Announcement

Dear Broward Democrats:

This is to notify you that our Second Vice Chair, Ricky Nettina has resigned his position. We are saddened that Ricky will be leaving us, and appreciate all of the great work he accomplished. We wish him all the best.

Pursuant to the bylaws the Broward Democratic Executive Committee must hold a special election meeting within 45 days of the resignation of an officer. Therefore, please note that our October Meeting Date HAS BEEN CHANGED in order to provide adequate time to conduct the election.

Therefore our meeting will take place at the following time and location:

Date: October 24th, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Deicke Auditorium
5701 Cypress Rd.
Plantation, FL 33317

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Florida Democratic Party, only DEC elected officials, At-Large appointments, Special At-Large appointments, and Democratic elected officials who reside in Broward are eligible to vote. At-Large appointments are not eligible to run for this position.

Duties of the 2nd Vice Chair per county bylaws:

The Second Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and First Vice Chair, or in the cast of the vacancies in both offices, and the Second Vice Chair shall perform all other duties assigned by the Chair. The Second Vice Chair, however, when acting in the absence of the elected Chair and/or the elected First Vice Chair, shall not change Standing Committee or subcommittee assignments, nor make any At-Large appointments or Special At-Large appointments. The Second Vice Chair shall be responsible for coordinating all Area Leaders and shall meet periodically with all Area Leaders and shall report the Chair and the Management Committee on such meetings.

Any Democratic precinct committee member elected in the August 30, 2016 primary is eligible to run for this DEC office. Nominations will be taken from the floor. Any member elected as a DEC officer must complete the Party’s loyalty oath again before they are eligible to serve.

Democratic Party rules prohibit secret ballots for this election. Each voting member is entitled to cast one vote for the election of 2nd Vice Chair.

If you cannot attend the special election meeting, you may send a representative as your proxy (a link to the proxy form is attached). A precinct committee member may only designate another Democrat from his/her precinct. An automatic member may only designate another Democrat from the county. The executed proxy must be filed with the Chair before the meeting is called to order.

I look forward to seeing you at our meeting on October 24th.


Cynthia Busch
Broward Democratic Party Chair

Attachment: Proxy Form:

Paid for and approved by the Broward Democratic Party, 8320 West Sunrise Blvd. Suite 203 Plantation, FL 33322

Broward Democratic Party Meeting March 18

This month we celebrate the achievements of women in society. We win because women share a Democratic philosophy. The “War on Women” by Republicans has only intensified. Whether it is work place issues, or the freedom of “choice”, we must always stand together. Remember discrimination against one must be recognized as discrimination against all.

Special Guest

Lynne Joshi is President of the League of Women Voters of Broward County. Lynne has resided in Broward County since 2009, after living in Wilmington, Delaware for 28 years. She joined the League of Women Voters of Greater Wilmington in 1981 where she served as Treasurer of the Delaware state league and as state Public Relations Chair.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Lynne earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University. She holds two Master’s Degrees – one from Louisiana State University and one in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

During her professional career, she worked with the Cooperative Extension Service as a 4-H youth advisor in several states. After receiving her library science degree, she was employed as a medical librarian for 17 years and during that time was active in the Medical Library Association.

In addition to spending quality time with her daughter, and two wonderful granddaughters, Lynne enjoys sewing, reading and hiking.