December 27, 2015: Business Call

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Contents

Sunday Agenda

  • Check in
  • Opening Blessing
  • Review WWWs
  • Weekly event logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Winter Solstice lessons learned
  • Newsletter
  • Cross-quarter ideas
  • SolSeed Creed revisions
  • Evaluation
  • Closing Blessing

Check In

  • Eric … I spent the day making a fun surprise for Ben and the Sanders … excited about finishing it soon
  • Ben … I have been having a fairly relaxing holiday with the exception of freaking out when I realized I hadn’t brought almost any of my medications.

Opening Blessing

We come together to do the work. May we find the inspiration to do it. -- Blessed Be

WW(W)s from last time

Organize the WWWs by person and then due date. 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

  • Brandon … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Brandon … renew space.wiki at GoDaddy … by Thursday
  • Ben … meditate irregularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … update the Solstice party start time … tonight
  • Ben … ping the ISEC people and maybe the SF&F book club people about the party … tonight
  • Ben … buy snacks for the Solstice party … by Friday
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Ben ... ongoing
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Brandon ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing (reading from the Book of Days at UU!)

WWWs

  • Eric … meditate regularly with Ben ... ongoing
  • Eric … meditate regularly with Brandon ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Eric … Read KickStarter Rules … by next call
  • Eric … Locate alternative skating venue … by next call
  • Ben … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … finish a draft of the Gaia statue videos and upload it … by next call
  • Ben … learn about some Imbolc rituals … by next call
  • Brandon … meditate regularly with Eric ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing

Weekly Events Logistics

Midweek

  • December 31 Work-Bee: 6:30 PM PST / 21:30 EST … Eric out due to New Years Eve, likely cancelled

Weekend

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben
  • January 2 Service: 9 AM PST / 12 EST … Shelley tentatively unless Sanders are out, in which case Ben
  • January 3 Business Call: 5:30 PM PST / 20:30 EST

Winter solstice

  • Skype had problems due to playing YouTube videos at the same time
    • Have another laptop available at each end? (one for each purpose?)
  • Eric should actually organize the Lego before hand like he said he would in his WWW but did not
    • It was partially organized but the move necessitated undoing that
  • Eric loved seeing the video of the successful climb in Redmond
  • Eric wanted to be with the Redmond group
    • Maybe he could join us on the west coast next time … although Michelle wants to do a trip in early August, which would use up the Saumurs' travel budget for the year
  • Eric: I liked the secondary event we did on Skype to mark the moment of solstice on Monday
  • Ben thought that it was really cool to be able to bring together some different types of people who got along well and worked well together. We ended up with a negative opinion of sci fi fans from our early experiences of going to conventions where no one was interested in SolSeed. But this time we got some cool sci-fi people and real world engineer people and one person who had a foot in each area.
  • Ben has mixed feelings about holding it in Redmond again. I would be relieved to have it be someone else’s responsibility but on the other hand I probably can’t invite Redmond scifi bookclub people to Portland (unless they could also include Powells and Voodoo Donuts in the trip).
  • Ben feels like I didn’t communicate everything that I needed to to my guests ... in particular I didn’t mention that the location was up two flights of stairs with no elevator.

Newsletter

  • Gaia Kickstarter video progress
  • Eric's new home & plans for hosting houseguests
    • taking guests into Gatineau Park on hikes & bike rides
    • meditation sessions
    • could be for people who stop by during the day as well as overnight guests
  • Martian Halloween
  • Space Elevator Solstice

Winter cross-quarter

Thursday February 4th (actual moment is early morning)

  • Do we want to celebrate on Saturday the 6th?
  • Thursday evening might kind of work, Friday evening more likely if we want to get people other than core members

Skating

  • There's no ice on the canal in Ottawa yet (very unusual)
    • They do have indoor rinks, but hockey teams have them booked up most of the time

Food?

  • The Saumurs always go to a Mexican restaurant that serves deep-fried ice cream, hot chocolate with whip cream and sizzling fajitas … combination of hot & cold relates to the melting of the ice at the end of the last Snowball Earth

Ceremony?

  • Make up some words to say to commemorate Conflatorium?
    • Or just use the existing service
  • Pagany circle-type thing
    • What do Pagans do on Imbolc?

SolSeed Creed

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dJ2nbMwXCjTtggJ-eXNOSRqxrR5cRiLvFh0ZO_ri_B0/edit

Ben shared his concept of linking all three virtues in each pledge verse

  • Eric likes the structure

Evaluation

  • Eric … hey, we created an agenda we could actually do!
  • Ben … I enjoy sharing my ideas, hopefully, we’ll have some more constructive discussion about them once they are available visually. Happy to have gotten through the whole agenda.

Closing Blessing

Cancelled due to meditation

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