I’ll chair the civics meeting if non-staff members who come help facilitate, photograph, and write notes as needed. Thanks to Ben for photos, Gene and Andrejka for ideas and starting some outreach, Molly for helping facilitate, Tom, Carol, Kate, Ben, Molly for financial questions and requests moving forward, other members for emailing a photo and bio of yourselves for our hallway wall, Fitz for organizing a ski trip, and many more.
This Tuesday will be a work session on outreach. We’ll each write or type our thoughts and responses to some questions about what/who/why we want Collective Agency to grow into (and out to) moving forward.
Before doing photos at each meeting, we’ll ask if anyone doesn’t want theirs.
As per member requests from the last meeting (thank you) there are monthly revenue and expenses posted in the kitchen, and civics notes posted in the kitchen in advance. Please post events you care about in the kitchen too (and email community/mentoring/skill-sharing/leadership events to this Google Group)!
Member photos are starting to come back on our hallway wall. Talk with Resh or Alex to get yours up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or DIY (do it yourself, part of my desire for how we make community here).
a. 15 minutes. Work session: What/who/why we want Collective Agency to grow into (and out to) moving forward. See attached document. We’ll write or type for 15 minutes.
b. 10 minutes. Work session: Write short bios/email photos/print to get our photos on the hallway wall, or learn how to write a blog post for our website (members will have access to actively write and post photos on the website again).
c. 15 minutes. Talk about work session (share what we wrote). Ask clarifying questions about any ideas or desires for action. Start to write up potential future civics agenda items and/or work to do.
3. Review: How are we feeling, Action Items, What Did We Like and What Can Be Even Better Next Time? (4:20-4:30pm)
Alex will be out of town the week of April 9th. Resh and Fitz will do staffing. Would any member like (and expect they’ll do a good job) of leading a civics meeting that week? What topic are you interested in?
I’m volunteering to chair the civics meeting if members who come help facilitate and write notes as needed. The goal is for topics discussed to lead to action items and perhaps a vote by members (but nothing officially voted on this coming Tuesday).
Given what members know about expected revenue in the upcoming months, are we concerned, and/or do we want someone to do something about it?
3. Elections. Last year this time, Molly and Jeffrey Sens and Tom worked on our elections for Main Community Organizer (the position I started and term-limited myself to for a year in our Constitution, and Fitz is in).
What do we want the Main Community Organizer’s roles and responsibilities to be?
What do we want the Council’s roles and responsibilities to be?
Do we want the Main Community Organizer and/or Council to be term limited?
Most of our time will be about elections. History here on elections: