Monday December 16th, 2013
In attendance: Joann (facilitator), Susan, Keith, Patrick, Leo, Tom, John (notes)
December general meeting – crafts include making fabric veg. bags; starts 6pm – be there 5:30pm to set up
Online voting membership application – in process; links to a new page; should be up soon; discussions of some issues
2014 calendar –Spring event? maybe collaborate with Picardo; Solar Cookout – see if can link to Solar Fest? July and / or combine w/ Green Drinks in Aug; combine Barter Fair with Back Yard Barter? early Oct; discussions of ideas to explore on re-formatting general meetings - include small series sessions each month e.g. “This month in the Garden” and “Lowering our carbon footprint” maybe 10 – 20 minute each – analogy to magazine with side “articles” (series) between 7 – 8pm and “feature article” main topic of the evening typically 8pm speaker ~45 min.; Jan. feature lowering Carbon Footprint (initiate series); Feb. feature Mason Bees
Prep for May Annual meeting – Keith’s suggestions that we establish committee for SOP’s; decide on How we do minutes, agendas, and rules of order?; document purpose of the “turquoise council”; how to engage guilds; increase transparency in our operations
Hands-On Skills Fair – Patrick looking for keynote speaker for lunchtime; potential business donors; where to hang posters – libraries, community centers, banks, RE, churches?
NW Permaculture Convergence next September – Tom announced will be in our area again this year