February 12, 2012: Online Work Bee

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Contents

Agenda

  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Review Agenda
  • Next Service Logistics
  • Major Events: Kindred 2012
  • Services
  • Contact conference
  • Major Events: Equinox
  • OnePagePlan
  • Evaluation

Check In

  • Ben: overwhelmed with a bunch of different things (webcomic, music video, political activities, downloaded The Sacred Depths of Nature)
  • Shelley: so happy, making the most beatiful equinox invitations
  • Brandon: I'm filthy ... didn't take a shower or shave today ... also, helped fix my parents' water pipes
  • Sequoia: likes to catch the football and make it spin end over end, caught it several times with his hands, going to bed he enjoyed the book about the body, started him playing go today

WWWs from last time

  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... register for the Contact conference ... by next call
  • Ben ... finish a draft of the pedaling animation for "Something You Learn" ... by next call
  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing (just SolSeed for now)
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... add Ben and Shelley to tumblr blog ... by next call
  • Brandon ... ping Gus about possibly getting a talk on the program for the Contact conference ... by next call
  • Shelley ... see if my request for the equinox posting was accepted ... by next call (it was not)
  • Shelley ... find out how many personal invitations needed for the sequoia's class roster ... by next call
  • Shelley... find out if Molly said "yes" or "no" ... by next call (she said no)
  • Shelley ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... invite Jerry to 1:30 pm Feb 11 call ... on Monday

WWWs

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing (just SolSeed for now)
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... add Ben and Shelley to tumblr blog ... by next call
  • Brandon ... get reading for service ... by service
  • Brandon ... plan my 2012 conference schedule ... by next call
  • Brandon ... think about the SolSeed protocol, and bring ideas to the call ... by next call
  • Brandon ... finish the Preface and Introduction ... by next call
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... work on Chapter 1 ... by next call
  • Shelley ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... invite Jerry to the service ... by tonight
  • Shelley ... mail the invitation and check to Lori ... tomorrow
  • Shelley ... measure the living room and buy more floor mats ... by next call
  • Shelley ... ask Heather and Meg to each do an Equinox station ... by next call

Next Service Logistics

Regular Service Saturday February 18 (Brandon)
Rotation: Brandon, Jerry?, Shelley, Ben
Alternative Service Saturday February 25 ... 9:30am

Kindred 2012

  • Brandon doesn't want to do it
  • Shelley won't complain
  • Brandon would be happy to start planning Kindred 2013 next quarter

Services

  • Shelley thought the in-person service was awesome
  • Heather would be interested in hosting a future service and/or providing content
  • Involving family helps get people deeply involved

Contact conference

http://contact-conference.org

  • March 30-April 2, at the Domain hotel in Sunnyvale (same place as NewSpace conference)
  • Ben already registered
  • Shelley won't go (the 30th is her last day on the wards)
  • Brandon must decide by Wednesday or he will pay $90/person instead of $55
    • No speaker slot is available
    • Don't know how many people will be there
    • Consider other possible conferences to go to this year

Major Events: Equinox

Schedule

  • 9:30 Brief Opening (Brandon)
  • Family Activities
    • Earth seasons demonstration (Ben)
    • The nutrient cycle (Brandon)
    • Planting and watering (Shelley)
    • Making ribbon things for dance (Shelley to get someone, maybe Heather or Meg)
  • 10:15 Gathering dance
  • 10:30 Brief Concert (Lori)
    • Have most people sit on mats on the floor, with chairs around the edge of the room
  • Brief Closing
  • 11:00 Brunch

Menu

  • Bran muffins ... lots and lots
  • Apple and Orange juice
  • Fruit ... lots and lots (melon, grapes, pineapple, apple slices)
  • Baked French toast
  • John Wayne Potatoes

One Page Plan

2012 1st Quarter Goals, due 3/31/2012

  • Book
    • Yellow: Have something written for each of the topics that we think is important to have in the book
    • Green: A complete book outline that flows and makes sense
    • Super Green: Start polishing each section and have two sections posted on a blog
  • Spiritual Practice
    • Yellow: Continue weekly services and daily meditation practice
    • Green: Attempt a new weekly format including at least one other person in addition to the four regulars
    • Super Green: Good plan for six weeks of two-part services including programming for children and adults, with verbal pre-commitment from two additional family groups to attend all six weeks
  • Topical Communities
    • Yellow: Maintain our current protocols
    • Green: Plan the SolSeed protocol
    • Super Green: Develop some of the content for the SolSeed protocol
  • Major Events
    • Yellow: Make a decision about whether to have Kindred 2012 on the Summer Solstice
    • Green: Have some sort of Spring Equinox Celebration
    • Super Green:
      • Have an awesome Spring Equinox Celebration
      • Prepare for Earth Day

Evaluation

  • Shelley ... inspired by the awesome 6-second video
  • Brandon ... you guys are awesome to work with <kiss> <kiss>
  • Ben ... okay I guess, have little misgivings, things that bother me more than they should (e.g., kindred 2012 cancelled, argument about what to do for the book)
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