August 23, 2015: Business Call

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Contents

µ-quarter (1.1 months) focus

Kickstarter to raise $4k for first batch of garden statues (we can be significant sponsors)

Sunday Agenda

  • Check in
  • Opening Blessing
  • Review WWWs
  • Special Item: Trimming the Agenda (Metrics and Daily Practice removed)
  • Weekly event logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Autumn Equinox
  • Next Year’s Summer Event
  • WWWs for Gaia Kickstarter
  • Evaluation
  • Closing Blessing

Check In

  • Eric … I did a lot of biking, yoga, and rebuilding my shed today, and I am utterly exhausted but feeling this really nice burn in all my muscles.
  • Brandon … I’m looking forward to this call.
  • Ben … I am sad that world con is over and its going to be daunting to add all the stuff to my reading list that I encountered there.

Opening Blessing

We take a break from our day to day lives in order to plan and coordinate our efforts toward our highest aspirations. As we do this we become a superorganism that we call the SolSeed Movement. And this gives us energy and hope for a brighter and beautiful future. -- 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 ... do more web searches for Gaia reproduction ... by next call
  • Ben … upload Shiny Green Festival notes to the wiki … by next call
  • Ben … contact John about posting my new blog entry to the Humanistic Paganism blog … by next call
  • Brandon … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Brandon … schedule libations with KW … by Monday
  • Brandon … reach out to Jacob to schedule libations … by Monday
  • Eric … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing

WW(W)s

  • Ben … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben ... do more web searches for Gaia reproduction ... by next call
  • Ben … upload Shiny Green Festival notes to the wiki … by next call
  • Ben … 20 minutes on reward levels for kickstarter … by next Sunday
  • Ben … 20 minutes on the reason for it existing … by next Sunday
  • Brandon … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Brandon … schedule libations with KW … by Monday
  • Brandon … look for space dinner venue for Sunday, September 20 at 4pm … by Monday
  • Brandon … 20 minutes on reward levels for kickstarter … by next Sunday
  • Brandon … 20 minutes on the reason for it existing … by next Sunday
  • Eric … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Eric … decor ideas for the Equinox Dinner … by next call
  • Eric … food ideas for Equinox Dinner … by next call
  • Eric … 20 minutes on reward levels for kickstarter … by next Sunday
  • Eric … 20 minutes on the reason for it existing … by next Sunday


Weekly Events Logistics

Midweek

  • August 27 Work-Bee: 6:30 PM PST, 21:30 EST

Weekend

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben
  • August 29 Service: 9 AM PDT (Eric, Sanders will be on Hood to Coast)
  • August 30 Business Call: 5:30 PM PDT, 20:30 EDT

Autumn Equinox

  • Actual Equinox … Wednesday September 23, 1:22AM PDT/ 4:22 AM EDT
  • Solar System Expansion Dinner … Sunday September 20, 1600 PDT, 1900 EDT
  • Space Themed Dinner to celebrate life spreading out across the Solar System
  • Velcro utensils down to table (or perhaps a vertical surface?)
  • Blacklight with solar panels and other things to make it “marsy”
  • Skype to Mars with delay (between Portland and Ottawa)
  • Perhaps decorate different rooms to be different parts of the Solar System
  • Hemisphere out of a portal (Ben’s projector stuff)

Next Year’s Summer Event

  • Proposal: Shiny Green in Portland to coincide with JamBallah (2nd weekend in August)

WWWs for Gaia Kickstarter

Goals for the Kickstarter:

  • Minimum goal, raise $4000
  • Stretch goal, raise $6000
  • Minimum goal is to get 10 people to pledge to the Kickstarter
  • Stretch goal is to get 100 people to pledge to the Kickstarter

Ready to do the Kickstarter when:

  • Great video
  • Great prizes (and the logistics for them)
    • Enticing descriptions for the prizes
  • Great partners to share the kickstarter

Immediately next:

  • Make a draft of reward levels
  • Draft the reason for it existing

Evaluation

  • Ben … it’s really hard to participate in these calls over my cell-phone (it’s much easier over skype), but I’m glad I was a part of the discussion anyway, despite the difficulties
  • Eric … I’m glad that Ben was part of the discussion too, and I feel good that we had a very focused call
  • Brandon … I was looking foward to this call and I was not disappointed. Thanks guys.

Closing Blessing

May we be filled with energy and pig-headed stuborness. May we do the work, do the work, do the work this week. --Blessed Be

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