Initiating Group meeting, 14 May 2012

AGENDA

Facilitator: Neil
Scribe: Lori
Note-taker: Kaitlan
Timekeeper: Andrew
Feelings Watcher: Helen
Snack Master: Diana

1. Check-in
2. Announcements
3. Appreciations
4. Approval of 07 May Meeting Notes
5. Agenda Review

6. Old Business
a. Proposal to define Initiating Group Commitment in part as: Meeting once per week within an opened-ended time window, and meeting all day once per month in a retreat-type setting. Members may prearrange with the group an extended leave where they are in the loop informationally, but will not vote. A member who misses – in whole or in a substantial part – more than 3 meetings per quarter may be subject to removal from the Group. Note-taker’s duties will include monitoring attendance.

7. New Business
a. what makes a group/movement like ours fun
b. communication styles
c. notes versus minutes
d. setting a retreat date and agenda
e. next meeting date, time and location
f. next meeting Facilitator

8. Take-aways/Next steps
9. Evaluation

NOTES

In Attendance:
Lori
Diana
Neil
Hank
Andrew
Nelson
Sissi
Helen*
Kaitlan
*Helen departed early.

Special Discussion-Organizational Philosophies:
-DISCUSSION!

It was the sense of the group that because we respect and value everyone’s contribution and believe we must model the sort of reconciliation we hope to bring to the community. We want this group to remain whole.

OLD BUSINESS:

A) Proposal to define Initiating Group Commitment in part as: Meeting once per week within an opened-ended time window, and meeting all day once per month in a retreat-type setting. Absent members are kept in the loop informationally and will respect the descisions of those present.
*The proposal was read and ammended as follows….no action was taken.

NEW BUSINESS:
A) What makes a group/movement like ours fun
-Deferred because party who brought this up is not present
B) Communication Styles
-Deferred because party who brought this up is not present

C) Regarding the notes vs minutes discussion. It is the sense of the group that since we are not a business style structure we will not adopt business styled minutes.

D) Andrew will look at people’s calendars and suggest a retreat date.

E) May 21st 4:30pm tentativly at Diana’s residence

F) Next Meeting Facilitator: Lori

Next Meeting Time Keeper: Chosen at meeting
Next Meeting Scribe: Chosen at meeting
Next Meeting Snack Master: Hank

Meeting adjourned @ 8:45pm

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