April 24, 2016: Business Call

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Contents

Sunday Agenda

  • Check in
  • Opening Blessing
  • Review WWWs
  • Weekly event logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Buckleberry Report
  • Beltane
  • Shaping Change Conference
  • Summer Solstice
  • Evaluation
  • Closing Blessing

Check In

  • Ben … I’m still getting used to the concept of being on vacation (from this past Thursday to next Sunday)
  • Brandon … I need this call … I’m struggling. I have a lot to do that I'm not getting done and feel bad about it … this call helps change my perspective a little.
  • Eric … We had Michelle’s birthday yesterday and that was fun

Opening Blessing

This time, this place that we live, may be the most interesting time and place in the history of our solar system. Who knows? Even in the history of the visible Universe, possibly. So when we can tap into our connection with the amazing times that we live in, the amazing beings that we are, the amazing diversity of expressions of life all around us … may we do so with wonder and gratitude. --Blessed Be

WW(W)s from long ago

Organize the WW(W)s by person and then due date if desired. We’ll start checking in on topical community protocol and meditation for each mini-period between workbees. Holacracy founder Brian Robertson says these are bad: http://holacracy.org/blog/the-insanity-of-the-what-by-when

  • Ben … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing (Ben doesn't feel like it's been regular enough)
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … send a bio for the Octavia Butler event to John … by tonight
  • Ben … learn more about the Octavia Butler event … by next call
  • Ben … sign up for the Octavia Butler event … by next call
  • Ben … buy plane tickets and arrange lodging … by next call
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Ben ... ongoing
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Brandon ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Eric … schedule an event with Gaia’s People … by the call after that
  • Eric … contact members of Gaia’s People with a survey to find out what they want from the group … by next call
  • Eric… learn more about the Octavia Butler event … by next call
  • Brandon … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Brandon … work on SolSeed/Earthseed service calls … on the workbee

WW(W)s

  • Ben … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … research YayLifeTri locations near Seattle … by next call
  • Ben … contact the OEB Legacy people about the conference details … by tonight
  • Ben … sign up for the Octavia Butler event … by whenever they post the signup on http://octaviabutlerlegacy.com/blog/conference/
  • Ben … buy plane tickets and arrange lodging … by next call
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Ben ... ongoing
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Brandon ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Eric … schedule an event with Gaia’s People … by the call after that
  • Eric … contact members of Gaia’s People with a survey to find out what they want from the group … by next call
  • Eric… learn more about the Octavia Butler event … by next call
  • Brandon … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing

Weekly Events Logistics

Midweek

  • April 28 Work-Bee: 6:30 PM PST / 21:30 EST

Weekend

Service rotation: Eric, Ben, Shelley, Brandon
  • April 30 Service: 8 AM PST / 11 EST … Shelley
  • May 1 Business Call: 5:30 PM PST / 20:30 EST

Buckleberry Report

Eric went up there twice last weekend

  • On Saturday I looked around the cliff facing the swamp … there's a huge amount of beaver activity there
    • There's a beaver dam holding back 5 feet of water … then the water trickles through an embankment into the lake
    • While I was looking at a stream that flows out of the lake, 6 golden eagles flew over
    • I walked up the 300-foot hill and lay down at the top, and the eagles came back
  • I also visited the nearby Lanark Eco-Village (LEV) and had interesting conversations
  • I showed Michelle the property on Sunday

Beltane

Portland

  • Do the ivy removal next Saturday April 30, starting at 9 AM
    • Location: along the Marquam Trail in the south part of the park. Meet at the SW 12th and Gaines trailhead.
  • Drop off Ren at a birthday party at noon, then go to a celebratory meal at a restaurant
    • Let Sequoia choose which restaurant in that area

Gatineau

  • Eric couldn't find tree planting activities yet on Tree Ottawa … waiting on a reply to an email to the Rideau Conservation Authority
  • Thinking about going to Wheeler`s Sugar Shack for breakfast. It is near Buckleberry (about 30 minutes back toward Ottawa, very close to the LEV). (Maybe invite Mike and the gang from LEV to join us)

Shaping Change

Lots that we don't know

  • Whether our sessions are approved
    • Brandon sent email to John to see if there's any news
  • Specifics about timing or location
  • How to register
    • Ben will contact the conference organizers via Facebook

Summer Solstice

Moment of Solstice: Monday June 20th at 3:34 PM PDT / 18:34 EDT

  • Celebrate the weekend of the 18th and 19th?
  • Ben needs to look into good hikes to do near Seattle
    • Brandon ... what if we did a YayLifeTri-type hike thingy?
  • Eric … I know I’m doing an 8km kilt run in Perth (about 40km from Buckleberry) on the 25th … but I guess the previous weekend is open
    • Could swim in the Ottawa river for the first part of a YayLifeTri

Buckleberry addendum

Photos shared via Google Drive!

Evaluation

  • Ben … I need a new laptop, but I’m glad that we are making progress on all these events and I hope that at some point we get the three of them dialed in enough that we can do other things as well.
  • Brandon … I think I am sick :( I don’t feel very good. Got up really early and rode my bike for an hour and that felt really good and then I fell apart for the rest of the day. {Get well soon Bro!}
  • Eric … It felt good to work with you guys again after such a long time, I’ve got to stop missing these meetings, it hurts when I do.

Blessing

Of all the parts of this most interesting world and this most interesting moment in history, the part where I am with you and we’re talking about SolSeed is the most interesting of all. Thank you for being my brothers. May we carry forward this feeling of focus and togetherness into the whole week. -- Blessed Be

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