July 12, 2015: Business Call

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Contents

Sunday Agenda

  • Check in
  • Opening Blessing
  • Review WWWs
  • Daily Practice/Metrics
  • Weekly event logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Robot update
  • Shiny Green Tribal Convergence
  • Outreach Ideas
  • Newsletter
  • Metrics
  • Evaluation
  • Meditation

Check In

  • Eric … I just got Patrick's new computer working … I tried to find my computer's power cord at the cottage but I couldn't
  • Ben … The pains in my legs from jogging seem to be getting worse. Also had abdominal pains which forced me to stop running early.

Opening Blessing

We miss our missing member, but we are grateful to have each other. Let us do the work. --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 and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • 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
  • 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

WWWs

  • Eric … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing
  • Ben … finish and send the newsletter … by next call
  • Ben ... do more web searches for Gaia reproduction ... by next call
  • Brandon … meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … follow your topical community protocol for this period ... ongoing

Daily Practice (from Sunday to Sunday)

2015-07-5 to 2015-07-11: 23+0+0=23 checkmarks

Metrics (from Sunday to Sunday)

0 … articles published (blog, etc)
0 … 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
? … sessions on Gaia.wiki other than us
? … sessions on Spacewiki.com
? … sessions on SolSeed.org (including Portland meetup)
21 … Dedicants of Gaia’s People (Ottawa)
21 … Dedicants of Gaia's People (Portland)
27 … Spacefarers of SolSeed-Ottawa
35 … Spacefarers of SolSeed (Portland)
2+?+0=2 … topical community touches
23 … daily practice checkmarks for the week

Weekly Events Logistics

Midweek

  • July 16 Work-Bee: 6:30 PM PST, 21:30 EST

Weekend

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben
  • July 18 Service: 9 AM PDT (Shelley) (Eric at CityChase)
  • July 19 Business Call: 5:30 PM PDT, 20:30 EDT

Robot update

Eric has a demo of using a big syringe to selectively extend or retract 5 small syringes using pneumatic tubes and valves

  • The valves will be controlled using solenoids and springs

Shiny Green Festival

The room is only rented for one day now (Saturday), so where else to hold sessions?

  • One criterion is to look cool so we can take pictures and use them to promote the event for future years
  • Outdoors at the Arboretum
  • At the Seed Village
  • At Ben's parents' house?
  • In coffee shops
  • In canoes on the Willamette / Ross Island
  • Park Blocks or Waterfront Park
  • OMSI
  • On a MAX train?
  • In the roof garden at the courthouse where Ben's dad works

Outreach ideas

  • From the fact that Ben's dad really likes the Starfarer shirt, perhaps we could put the shirt up on a site that you can post the design on and the sell it (e.g., threadless)
    • Maybe add a simple graphic like Earth as flower bulb with a spaceship flower
  • Thorough web search or Google keyword alert for Gaia reproduction
  • Start a new group or Facebook page that tries to be hip/offbeat/humorous called Gaia’s Gonads
  • Hire someone for a brief consultation on how we could spread our ideas
  • Hire a PR firm to get our articles out

Newsletter

Pictures needed:

  • The New Story
    • Visualization of the forest neighborhood in Eric's blog post
    • Green roofs
    • Permaculture
    • Planetary movie logo?
    • Visualization of being separate vs. connected
  • Shiny Green Festival
    • Arboretum photo
    • Permaculture seed bombs
    • Shiny green photos from the 4T Trail (OHSU, MAX)
    • Other ideas from the Meetup page

Metrics

Tabled for another time

Evaluation

  • Ben … I think that it’s nice to get on the same page. Brainstorming was good but, with summer schedules we often miss meetings and we need to catch each other up on what is going on.
  • Eric … Ditto … it pains me every time I can't make a meeting or service … I'm so glad for the meditation sessions keeping me connected through the cottage stuff and various summer events … so it's good to have an actual meeting and catch up on what we're thinking as a group
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