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MOCOS Wednesday Evening and Saturday Afternoon Training Classes

Why: This course is required for all Convention of States Missouri volunteers with an assigned role and is intended to cover the technical aspects of your responsibilities and to help you understand how the each volunteer position fits into our mission.

In addition, you will be required to take the COS University course specific to your role (where applicable.) These classes cover theory and explain our goals, mission and methods. Please make every effort to complete these courses as soon as possible.

Please bookmark this page since the same Zoom link will be used for all classes.

Where: This is an online class, please join from your computer. If you have not used Zoom before and would like to help with getting it set up and tested, please contact Joan McDermott at (314) 604-3308 or prior to the first class/meeting you plan to attend.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 836 1492 5241

Passcode: 907729

When: Every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. CST or every Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. CST (see specific week for end times.)

Please note: if no one shows up for a training session within 15 minutes of start time, we close it down. Zoom does not like it when there is no action.


FUT Training - 5th Wednesday/First Saturday Individual training is also available.

Wednesday 7 to 8:00 p.m. 11/29/23

Saturday 2 to 3  p.m. 12/2/23 


Because this is such a busy month no regular classes are scheduled. If you are ready to begin training, please contact Joan McDermott (see below) and we can schedule a time convenient to both of us. Also, this time can vary weekly to fit our schedules.


Week 1 - Wednesday 7 to 8:30 p.m. 1/3/24

Week 1 -
Saturday 2 to 3:30 p.m. 1/6/24

  • Covering:  Legal training and the Legislative Management System

Week 2 - Wednesday  7 to 8 p.m. 1/10/24

Week 2 - Saturday 2 to 3  p.m.

  • Covering: Overview of tools available and responsibilities

Week 3 - Wednesday 7 to 8:00 p.m. 1/17/24

Week 3 - Saturday 2 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Covering: Citizen Builder (the database section of the Convention of States website)

Week 4 - Solo training - see below.

Week 4 -  Solo training - see below.

  • Covering:  The COSaction email and the Slack messaging systems.

We will be doing Week 4 solo with each volunteer who will be using the cosaction email and Slack. This is so that the volunteer can share his/her screen and learn on their system. These two programs appear very differently depending on the type of computer and system.

Please visit the COS Missouri Teamup Calendar to find a time that fits your schedule. This only shows when our shared Zoom account is not reserved. Please contact Joan to make sure she is also available.


Third Tuesday, held quarterly from 7 to 8 p.m.

January 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

October 15, 2024

Suggested Bookmarks:

Missouri Acronym Dictionary

COS University

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Joan McDermott

Bennie Salkil

Brett Sterley

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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