Community Circle Notes
2005 – White
Ash's Fabu Townhouse, Minneapolis
Next Two Circles
|May 29, 2005 – Memorial Day weekend, Kawashaway
June 23, 2005 – location TBD
Ehsea*, E!ureka*, H*, Kiva, White Ash
* indicates Steward
- State update
- The State of MN has been updated with our officer name now as a
current non-profit organization. Many thanks to Plln for stepping up
and completing this.
- Bylaws Meeting
There was a meeting held yesterday (April 23) to discuss changes that
need to be made to the Bylaws. Some of the proposed changes include
electronic notification of meetings as opposed to the old
notification of using the US Mail, having an Annual meeting in
February at which steward commitments would be due, and a possible
change to the name "Keeper of the Big Nothing" to "Keeper of the
Skirt". This position would be in charge of making sure that
meetings get called and the distribution of the agenda.
We will need to send out these changes to the membership 30 days
before we circle and the plan is to present the bylaw revisions at
the Gathering. One suggestion for distribution is to place the
updated/revised bylaws in the Pink Pages for anyone who wants to see
them, but also to mail them out to the stewards and friends as per
our currently bylaws. There will be a narrative on what the proposed
changes are in this mailing and it will be in the form of a packet
showing the old bylaws, the new bylaws and a old/new comparison.
We have someone who can use SQL software and has web
capabilities to possibly help put the database online that is password
protected. This way Faes can update their own information without
having to send that information to someone else.
The plan is to have the annual spring cleanup over
Memorial Day weekend. A circle on Sunday at midday is on the schedule.
If you have any agenda items you would like to have included in
this circle, please let Ehsea know and she'll add them to the list.
An announcement should go out with the Memorial Day invitation
that would include the announcement about making a gift for Betsy.
Postcards have been sent out and the website is just
about completed. A few registrations have been received and we
are looking for facilitators for the workshops.
The Call Girls haven't yet had a meeting this year to discuss
the Call. Ehsea will contact Stella and Two Bears and get this
going. There have been suggestions of including something in the
call about conflict resolution and duty of care. H suggested
putting a call out for people who will plan the Lammas Gathering
this year. Kiva will be sending out a note asking for a Pantry
Diva for this year as he will be passing the torch onto the next
person. If no one signs up for these positions, then they will
go unfilled and everyone will be in charge of their own dining.
- Pride Plans
There will probably not be a commercial-free zone at Pride this year
due to time constraints. We will have one 4X4 table in the booth
this year, provided by Ehsea, placed in the back of the booth to
allow people to come into the tent and mingle.
- Land update
Kiva has been up to Kasa and said there are some things that need
to be fixed. The shower is completely gone. The pipes coming off
the pump have both broken off due the freeze/thaw cycle. There
are also many trees down, which is typical after the winter. If
the weather is nice this week, he is planning to head north and
will stop at Kasa. He'll try to get broken valves off the pump
and purchase replacements and also inventory our food staples.
no financial report this month due to the newness of the position
Agenda for Next
- Lammas Gathering
about this year's Special Project
of Care discussion