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Posts From April 2012

Collective Agency has many members and growing. There are various staff- and member-initiated activities/events: optional half-hour member meetings, Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch weekdays at 12pm, happy hours, open houses, and conversations often (but mostly people are productive working). This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures. (Click the blog titles to see pictures and the full post.)

Coordinating Council Notes April 30, 2012

Attending: Fitz, Sam, and Alex. Emanuel by phone. Reports Elections going well Four nominations for Coordinating Council We will only be voting if we get more nominations that positions Six nominations for the Main Community Organizer We will be voting If we get more than six nominations the voting team will narrow the field Alex … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

Categories: Weekly Monday Council, Weekly Tuesday 3:30pm Civics

4/24/12 Tue Civics Meeting

I.  Welcome Mike, Will, Audrey, Carol, Molly, Jeffrey, Alex II. New Business Clarifications in italics by Alex Linsker, main community organizer, made 4/26/12 9:35am as per Section 7 of the Constitution. A.  Proposal One: 1 abstain, 5 yes (proposal passes the Tuesday meeting, will go to Council Monday meeting to be voted on.) Members can have 1 meeting in Conference … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

Categories: Weekly Monday Council, Weekly Tuesday 3:30pm Civics

Nominate yourself for a position

I encourage you to nominate yourself, and to encourage others. We currently have a total of 1 person who has nominated themselves for a Coordinating Council position. I think that it is almost impossible to have this be an open to all, inclusive, welcoming place without a Coordinating Council, a regular elected group that reviews and advises. … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

Being a Coordinating Council member = Fun

Being a coordinating council member requires roughly 1-2 hours a week of meetings with the other council members and depending on what is happening at the Collective Agency at least 1-2 hours a week of reviewing correspondence between different groups, members, and potential members. I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a coordinating council member because … Read More

By Sam Balter,

Categories: Culture

Coordinating Council Notes April 23, 2012

Fitz, Alex, and Sam Attending.   Updates Sam – have there been any new applicants for the election? no really important to get blog post descriptions from Sam and Emanuel important to describe the actions we take here need to set an example -> sam will do it now -> Being a Coordinating Council member = … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

Categories: Weekly Monday Council, Weekly Tuesday 3:30pm Civics

3 Amendment Proposals this coming Monday&Tuesday April 23&24

Update on last week’s democratic meetings: the constitutional amendment to abolish workgroups passed, and the amendment to have an additional scholarship tier passed. Links: - http://collectiveagency.co/2012/04/19/history-of-constitution-amendments-section-3-community-workgroups/ - http://collectiveagency.co/scholarships (linked to from the http://collectiveagency.co/membership/ page) * * * This coming week there are 3 proposals up for debate (clarifying questions, then any concerns) and vote. “Proposal 1: Members can have … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

FAQ How to Propose an Amendment

Around 25% (more or less 14 out of 55) of our members are actively and regularly involved in our democratic process of amendments. How does the amendment process work? If you read this carefully, that (the text here) is what it is. I and other members will work on updating this and making it even better. … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

History of Constitution Amendments: Section 3 community workgroups

On April 17th, 2012, a constitutional amendment passed: “abolish workgroups as they currently exist. Reason why: We have memberships. We have meetings. Terms: to go into effect 30 days after being voted yes.” A minor clarification was added which does not affect the intent: “requirement to establish an alternative by May 1.” which has the … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Culture, Democracy

4/17/12 Tue Civics Meeting Minutes

I. Welcome Dietrich, Don, Molly, Alex, Christie, Jeffrey (facilitating) II. New Business A. Do abstentions count? This directly impacts the 2/3 requirement for constitutional changes. B. Voting on Proposal One: Abolishing community work groups with added requirement to establish an alternative by May 1. Christie & Fitz are point people for this.  We would like to … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

Categories: Weekly Monday Council, Weekly Tuesday 3:30pm Civics

Coordinating Council Notes April 16, 2011

Fitz, Alex, and Emanuel attending   updates fitz has submitted application for the main community organizer emanuel – will run for a Coordinating Council position and support Fitz for Main Community Organizer No one else has yet nominated themselves for any position in writing, although some have expressed interest. alex – working on housekeeping -> … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

Categories: Weekly Monday Council, Weekly Tuesday 3:30pm Civics

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