May 4, 2014: Online Work Bee

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Contents

Agenda

  • Good News/Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Weekly Events Logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Gaia’s HB and other media (orientation emails)
  • Kindred 2015/Summer Solstice
  • Fourth Season
  • Evaluation

Gratinews

  • Brandon … Shelley’s birthday is this week and I feel good about the prep for the celebration
  • Ben … I’ve felt able to be very politically active the past week or so … not sure how effective, but at least I’ve gotten to go to a bunch of cool events

WWWs from last time

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... make sure the last 2 orientation emails are ready ... by Monday
  • Brandon … promote the video by sending it to at least 4 friends and asking them to share it … by next call
  • Brandon … check on Maryhill stay details (camping and any other options) … by next call
  • Brandon … check on renting a van … by next call
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... look into existing Summer Solstice events at the Stonehenge replica ... by next call
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric ... book my flight to Portland (Arrive late Wednesday June 18 or anytime after) and ask Patrick about it … by tonight
  • Eric ... promote the video by sharing it on Facebook and Google + and pushing it to select friends whom I think will dig it ... All Week
  • Eric ... Write a new draft of fourth season that takes Ben’s concerns into a/c … by next call
  • Eric … Write the 6th orientation email … by next call

WWWs

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... make sure the last 2 orientation emails are ready ... by Monday
  • Brandon … figure out a Maryhill alternative … by next call
  • Brandon … check calendar for next weekend, especially workbee … by Monday
  • Brandon … figure out proposal(s) for June Solstice gig … by next call
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben … talk to parents about Maryhill friends and whether they could help … by next call
  • Ben … write an orientation email about The Destiny … by next call
  • Ben … find an image for the email about The Destiny … by next call
  • Ben … do significant work on an image for the video for The Seed … by next call
  • Ben … email the words for the service to the Sanders … by Friday
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … send my itinerary to everyone … by next call
  • Eric … Write the 6th orientation email … by next call
  • Eric … determine gestures / rituals for the fourth season … by next call
  • Eric ... promote the video by sharing it on Facebook and Google + and pushing it to select friends whom I think will dig it ... All Week
  • Eric … name the season and get the name to Ben … by tonight

Weekly Events Logistics

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben

  • May 10 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Ben)(First week of the fourth liturgical season)
  • May 11 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT (16:30 EDT) (Sanders may have difficulty with workbee … Shelley’s BDay and Mother’s Day)

Gaia’s Heartbeat and Orientation Emails

  • 3 new signups in the last week, but they might be spammers
    • They did get the intro email and confirm their signups
    • We’ve already sent 3 of the orientation emails to one of the new people
  • We could ask kindred groups with Facebook pages to repost the video
  • How ready do we need to be before advertising more widely?
    • Ben: We should speed up preparation of emails and work more on Holacracy

Summer Solstice/Kindred 2015

  • Maryhill-area camping/lodging is completely booked up
  • Brandon suggests a scouting expedition for Kindred 2015 venues
    • Two broad regions
      • East: Windward, Camp Trackers (could also stop by Maryhill)
      • South: Silver Falls, Camp Westwind, Cape Lookout (could camp there)
      • Also consider Cedar Ridge, which is an hour northwest of Portland
    • How many days? How many hours in the car per day?
    • Eric isn’t eager to do a whirlwind tour, which leads to more stress and less bonding
  • Retreat
    • Cape Lookout
    • Mt. Hood (of interest to the Saumurs since they live on the flat side of the continent)
  • Eric bought plane tickets for himself and Patrick, arriving late on June 18th leaving on the 26th at ~5PM

Fourth Season

The fourth Liturgical Season runs from mid-spring to the summer solstice and covers the diversification of Life on land. The four advances are legs, amniotic eggs, wings, and flowering things.

Here is Eric and Ben's second draft of the opening ceremony for the Weekly Service Calls during this season:

A quiet forest... still ... a quiet forest...
And then ... <gasp> ... Noisy animals!
Chirping Crickets, Roaring Dinosaurs, Calling Birds, Buzzing Bees.
Forests grow.
In the lush green forests, diverse species are born.
And for every species ... there is a story!
First came legs.
Limbs to cross dry land, climb trees and explore the ever spreading forests
Powerful legs to support the weight of the mighty dinosaurs!
Insects, and then reptiles, began laying eggs on land
Air Breathing eggs
Allowing Birth far from water
Opening the heartland of continents to exploring animals!
Then came wings!
Lifting insects, pterosaurs, birds and bats into the air,
To escape predators, and strike prey from above
To soar high, one step from space!
Next came the flowers, sharers of food.
Both the nectar of bees,
And the fruit from which
early primates got their energy.
Legs, Land Eggs, Wings and Flowering Things
From few forms... Many forms!

Evaluation

  • Ben... It feels like we are pushing ourselves really hard in terms of needing to get a bunch of stuff done really fast, which is unusual for us. Which is kind of stressful.
  • Eric ... I feel like my whole life is full of stuff that needs to get done really fast, and I’m having trouble scheduling things so they don’t overlap. But I still feel good about actually making things happen … I had so many things on my plate that I was failing at all of them, and now I’m succeeding at some.
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