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Posts From June 2012

Collective Agency has many members and growing. There are weekly activities/events: Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch every weekday 12pm, 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.)

Civics Meeting Agenda June 26, 2012

The main item is: What do you want this place to be? Civics Meeting Agenda: Tuesday June 26th 3:30pm-4:30pm 1. Welcome. [5 minutes] Roles: notes, timekeeper, agenda chair, facilitation. Go around: What would we each like to happen in the next hour? In the past week, what’s something we’re each appreciative of? 2. Everyone received notes? 3. Reports/Standing Teams. … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Coordinating Council Notes June 25, 2012

Attending: Fitz – note taker, Emanuel, Sam – chair, time keeper What would we like to accomplish in this meeting? Sam – thinking about CA branding Everyone received notes from last time? yes Reports / Standing Teams MAT – meeting on Thursday 2:00pm Main Loft Space Events – G4SG others – good momentum behind them … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Civics June 19, 2012

The main item is: Fitz’s first Civics Meeting as the Main Community Organizer Civics Meeting Agenda: Tuesday June 19th 3:30pm-4:30pm 1. Welcome. [5 minutes] Roles: notes, timekeeper, agenda chair, facilitation. Go around: What would we each like to happen in the next hour? In the past week, what’s something we’re each appreciative of? 2. Everyone received notes? 3. Reports/Standing … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Coordinating Council Notes June 18, 2012

Attending: Fitz, Emanuel, Sam Roles: Fitz – Chair, Emanuel – Note Taker, Sam – Time Keeper Welcome What would you like to get out of this meeting? S: Transfer of ownership E: Talking about new things. F: Ideas for support for member acquisition team. S: Did not receive notes. Fitz will follow up. Reports Members … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Newsletter. Election results: Savoring the Transition

Newsletter signup I’m excited that Fitz Ryland, who helped start “Collective Agency” as one of the first Coordinating Council members, and who has assisted me as staff for the past year, was elected by members to be the next Main Community Organizer. Fitz has one of the best understandings of representative democracy, of relationships among people, … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Newsletter

Civics June 12, 2012

The main item is: Fitz will present his and Aimee’s thoughts on the Member Acquisition Team formation and goals. This is Alex’s last week as Main Community Organizer; any transition questions welcomed.  1. Welcome. [10 minutes] Roles: notes, timekeeper, agenda chair, facilitation. Go around: What would we each like to happen in the next hour? In … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Coordinating Council Meeting Notes June 11th, 2012

Summary: Fitz and Alex are finalizing a memorandum of understanding that transfers the business, going well. Fitz and Aimee will be organizing and recruiting a group of members to help with a 12 week membership drive.  Attending: Fitz, Alex, Sam,Emanuel Chair: Alex, Notetaker: Fitz, Timekeeper: Sam What would you like to happen in the next hour? Sam – … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Civics Meeting Agenda Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012 3:30-4:30

3:30 Welcome Civics Meetings – Purpose and Intention Roles? Timekeeper, Note Taker, Facilitator Check-in 3:35 Reports and Reminders Weekly Updates Gentle Reminders 3:45 New Business Community Organizer – Process for Receiving and Acting on Suggestions Membership Acquisition Changing rates – updates and more details: Option for membership-on-hold Our optimal member Space Management Phone Call Etiquette … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

Control as different from profit

The question of profits has come up in the past few weeks, and it’s been an interesting learning experience, thinking about control as different from profit. By giving over control/decision-making/autonomy to the next main community organizer, who starts the morning of June 15th, I learned last week that for the risk and work I’ve done: … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

Civics June 5th 2012

Summary: Fitz will update us on his plans and ask some questions, especially about staffing and acquiring new members. The monthly expenses and revenues for the past 10 months will be available, with talk about a rainy day fund, and a vote on a revised proposal by Don about a founder’s fee. 1. Welcome. [10 … Read More

By Resh Inanna,

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

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