Community Circle Notes
October 13, 2004 – E!ureka's lovely house, Mpls.
November 20, 2004
Tallgrass, E!ureka*, Miracle, White Ash, Ehsea
(One Steward - no quorum this time)
* indicates Steward
- Database cleanup and communications
came to the meeting wanting to discuss communications. There
are plans to do an annual mailing in January where we would ask
people to opt-in to the list. White Ash says there is information
we capture about people (name, address, etc.) and it would help
to have it verified every year. We would also like to have them
respond so we can choose if they want to get mailings about everything
or just about specific/special events (gatherings, etc.). There
is a push to change to database software versus using Excel as
a spreadsheet dataset for easier use. In the future, this list
may be available on the Internet to members although there are
privacy issues that need to be worked out first. An ad-hoc committee/group
is going to be set up to discuss new software programs and/or ways
of putting together a database and getting it on the net, if possible.
Some questions that were asked: what are the priorities of having
a mailing list? Priorities for use, what changes do we like, that
it be user-friendly. Is e-mail an appropriate way of contacting
members for circles?
say that postal mail needs to be out 30 days before the impending
meeting. There is a possibility to make bylaw changes at the November
20th meeting in Duluth. The plan is to make multiple changes to
the wording of the bylaws, perhaps in January, and make it more
current. E! has volunteered to start a bylaws revision committee
and will put a call out for more members to assist.
reported we still have a bunch of books left (maybe 200 books,
15-20 boxes). He thought H did a mini-inventory in the
past. We have committed to send out 50 books to organizations and
Miracle thought maybe 10 have already been given out. If you have
any ideas of places/organizations who could use a book, please
let Miracle know. Klick volunteered to store the books at her house
due to Miracle moving his office. The community agreed to sell
the books for a $5 donation minimum but if you would like to
pay more, that's great. Just keep it in mind that they're available
to sell. They make great holiday gifts!
meeting it was discussed that there was no Woodcutter's weekend
and some people have expressed an interest in having Thanksgiving
up on the land. If that is the case, there needs to be some kind
of work weekend between now and then, or alert people that they'll
have to arrive early for Thanksgiving to haul wood and stuff
in. Someone suggested we ask Plln to tarp the woodpile so the wood
doesn't freeze to itself.
was no financial report.
Agenda for Next
- Penny and the Quest
property at gatherings
|Database/Communications Ad-Hoc Committee Call
Ash & Miracle
for bi-law Revisions Committee
by her everlovin' Ehsea