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2022

SEPTEMBER

September Board Meeting Date TBA

DelCOG Board Meeting (via Zoom) 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST

Zoom link, meeting ID, and password always will be posted here prior to the meeting.

To enter the September 2022, Zoom meeting:  

Click the “Join” link below the meeting agenda, then give it a few seconds to make the connection. 

BOARD MEETING AGENDA
September 2022  

Call to Order  6:30 p.m.

ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Introductions and Order of Agenda – Steck
2. Appointment of Parliamentarian – Steck
3. Approval of Minutes, August 9, 2022 – Diswood
4. Treasurer’s Report – Rush

COMMITTEE REPORTS
1. Update on Writing Chapter for Inspector General Book – Ward
2. Update on DE IG Initiative–Steck

UNFINISHED/ONGOING BUSINESS
1. Elected Officials Reception – Ward
2. Reminder of Sept. 21 Presentation of Weitzman Book “What’s the Matter with Delaware?” – Steck/Wasileski
3. AG Responses to FOIA Complaints (Update on FOIA Issues) – Amy Roe

NEW BUSINESS
1. Ad Hoc Committee to Revise Minor Errors and Omissions in By-laws – Steck
2. Downstate Issues–Local and State Meetings & Hearings in English only – Steck
3. Looking into State of Delaware Retiree Medicare Advantage plan – Steck
4. Missing Written Public Comments in House Hearings – Flaherty

OPEN FORUM

NEXT MEETING 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 (Tentative)

ADJOURNMENT  8:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER ZOOM BOARD MEETING

Click the “Join” link below, then give it a few seconds to make the connection. 

To invite someone, please have them register here via DelCOG’s website to ensure we know who is signed up and that when trying to enter the meeting, they will be admitted. 

 If you have any issues, please call Keith Steck at 302-893-1643.  

Join Zoom Meeting: September 2022 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Meeting ID:  849 1509 3037
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Read DelCOG op-ed on Need for Delaware Office of the State Inspector General

 

September 17

U.S. Constitution Day

Commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, in order to ensure that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. A clause in the 2004 bill that established a day to honor the Constitution mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds as well as in  federal agencies.

 

September 21 

Author Hal Weitzman to speak about “What’s the Matter with Delaware”

Author Hal Weitzman, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaches MBA students and business executives at Chicago Booth. On September 21, he will talk about his new book, What’s the Matter with Delaware: How the First State Has Favored the Rich, Powerful, and Criminal—and How It Costs Us All. He will answer the question of Gabriel Zucman, coauthor of The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay – “What is it that attracts giant multinational companies, kleptocrats, and tax evaders to Delaware?”

Nell Minow, vice chair of ValueEdge Advisors, says Weitzman’s “meticulously researched book” is a “must-read for anyone who wants to know why it is so difficult to align corporate action with shareholder value or the public interest.” Minow adds, the Weitzman book is a “powerfully argued examination of capitalism’s ‘Delaware problem,’ which undermines the transparency and accountability essential to a strong economy.

Register here via DelCOG’s website for the September 21 ZOOM EVENT, and you will receive the meeting link by email.

If you invite someone, please register them as well to ensure we know who is signed up and that, when trying to enter the meeting, they will be admitted. 

Join Zoom Event: September 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
You may click this link to join the meeting:
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Meeting ID: 899 0611 4121
Passcode: 816841 

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September 2

International Right to Know Day

Raises awareness of every individual’s right to government-held information and to know how elected officials are exercising power and how taxpayer’s money is being spent.

 

DECEMBER

December 15

Bill of Rights Day 

The Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution – was created September 25, 1789, was ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures on December 15, 1791, and is on permanent display, together with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, in the rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. It has become one of the most important documents guaranteeing the rights and freedoms, such as speech, press, and religion, of the citizens of our democracy.

We celebrate the 231st Anniversary of The Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights Anniversary

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2023

MARCH

Sunshine Week

March 12 – March 18

Your Right to Know