June 28, 2015: Business Call

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Contents

Sunday Agenda

  • Daily Practice/Metrics
  • Weekly event logistics
  • Check in
  • Opening Blessing
  • Review Agenda
  • Summer Solstice
  • Review WWWs
  • Shiny Green Tribal Convergence
  • Evaluation
  • Closing Blessing

Check In

  • Brandon … Shelley is an amazing athlete; she came in 3rd overall out of 120+ women in her triathlon today. Also, I'm still sick.
  • Ben … I’m trying to get over the disappointment of managing to get only 10 signatures across both of my petitions, 3.5 hours of effort.
  • Eric … Michelle and I aren’t such amazing athletes, we had two dragon boat heats yesterday and our team came 7of8 and 8of8 in the two heats. I think more practice would have helped.

Opening Blessing

We come together to do the work, as we do every Sunday whenever possible. We disregard any feelings of being inadequate for the work or momentary belief that it’s all pointless. In perseverance is our only chance to make a difference in the world. --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

  • Ben … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … contact Hank and Gus with new Solstice plans … today
  • Ben … contact Windward about our Solstice plans … by Tuesday
  • Ben … come up with something to post on Change the Course … by next call
  • Brandon … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Brandon … ping Steve Wolfe … by Monday
  • Brandon … ping Paul Krafel … by Monday
  • Brandon … ping Jon Cleland Host … by Monday
  • Brandon … work the August SGTC plan … by next Sunday
  • Brandon … review Eric's blog post … by next call
  • Eric … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Eric … finish reading Flight in a Cage ... by sometime soon
  • Eric … work on Blog post … by not too long from now
  • Eric … look at putting extracts of my blog post on “Change the Course” ... soon after I do some other stuff

WWWs

  • Brandon … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Brandon … Ask Shelley to pass the pictures from the Solstice to Ben (upload to Facebook) … by today
  • Brandon … post that one picture to our Facebook page … by tomorrow
  • Brandon … Create a shiny green meetup group in Portland (call us shinies) … by Tomorrow
  • Brandon … write SolSeed blog post announcing Shiny Green Festival … by Wednesday
  • Brandon … ask John to post to Humanistic Paganism … by Thursday
  • Ben … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … upload some photos of our events … by next call
  • Ben … finish a draft of the newsletter … by Thursday
  • Ben … write up a page on Gaia Wiki about the Shiny Green Visions concept … by Thursday
  • Ben … come up with something to post on Change the Course … by next call
  • Eric … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Eric … finish reading Flight in a Cage ... by sometime soon
  • Eric … work on Blog post … by not too long from now
  • Eric … look at putting extracts of my blog post on “Change the Course” ... soon after I do some other stuff
  • Eric … write up a page on Gaia Wiki about the food-forest robots … by tomorrow

Daily Practice (from Sunday to Sunday)

2015-06-21 to 2015-06-27: 16+14+31=61 checkmarks

Metrics (from Sunday to Sunday)

0 … articles published (blog, etc)
2 … net signups to the newsletter for the week (111 total)
1 … conversants from signup (people we are talking or emailing with)
0 … articles added to Gaia.wiki
7 … sessions on Gaia.wiki other than us
73 … sessions on Spacewiki.com
87 … sessions on SolSeed.org (including Portland meetup)
11 … Dedicants of Gaia’s People (a Meetup which has only existed for 3 or 4 days)
27 … Spacefarers of SolSeed-Ottawa
33 … Spacefarers of SolSeed (Portland)
0+1+1 = 2… topical community touches
61 … daily practice checkmarks for the week

Weekly Events Logistics

Midweek

  • July 2 Work-Bee: 6:30 PM PST, 21:30 EST (Eric at cottage)

Weekend

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben
  • July 4 Service: 9 AM PDT (Ben) (Eric at cottage)
  • July 5 Business Call: 5:30 PM PDT, 20:30 EDT (Brandon may have an issue with Ren's birthday party, which nominally ends at 5 PM)

August event

  • Brandon moves we rename it to the Shiny Green Festival, in case people find the "Tribal" concept offputting
  • Ben wonders whether we should do flyers
  • We have to decide 1 day vs. 3 days by July 8
    • Brandon: we should probably keep the room for 3 days
    • Ben: we have a fair amount of resources built up in my virtual account
      • Brandon: we're planning to build up the amount we contribute again soon
    • Eric: but if we're saving up for other big things, and this doesn't look like it's going to be a big event with a lot of attendees, maybe we shouldn't be spending that much
      • Brandon: I agree, but I think there's still time to turn it into something we would want (with mostly local people)
      • Eric: That would be cool, but you've been trying for a while and haven't come back with reports of people planning to come
      • Brandon: Actually I haven't been trying very hard … I want to cast the net wider and see where we are by July 8
        • If we have 20 people (including kids) who say they're coming, that will be a clear "go" for keeping the room for 3 days … meaning we need 14 other than us
        • Ben: Feel free to assign me some tasks to help out

What do we want from this event?

  • Ben's crowdfunded documentary idea
  • Life-size Gaia statue
  • Ecovillage
  • Eric's robotics project

Evaluation

  • Brandon … I’m stoked about Shiny Green!
  • Eric … I’m stoked about robots
  • Ben … I think Shiny Green is something we should see if we could make it go viral … make it a hash tag or something

Closing Blessing

Adequate or not, who cares. Let's do the work. Yay Shiny Green. Bring Life. Blessed Be.

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