Transition Whatcom

Transition Whatcom Assembly Meeting

Event Details

Transition Whatcom Assembly Meeting

Time: December 11, 2010 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Center for Creative Expression,
Street: 1317 Commercial St. Suite 201
City/Town: Bellingham WA
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Event Type: transition, whatcom, assembly
Organized By: warren miller
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2010

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Event Description

This is the 'kick-off' meeting prior to the official Transition Whatcom Council meeting called for in our organization document. This meeting will call together the TWOG, TWIG, Theme Group leaders, WorkGroup Leaders and any other interested Transition Whatcom members to discuss the official Council meeting to be called in January.

The meeting will start with a lunch ‘pot-luck’ and ‘mingle’ hour and then a proposal from the TWOG on the goals and objectives, agenda and expectations for the Council meeting. Discussion of the proposal and any suggestions or changes will be followed by a vote to help guide the TWOG on calling the official Council meeting.

Please indicate if you plan to attend so we can find a suitable meeting space.

Here is the planned agenda:
11:00-11:45 Orientation to TW
12:00:- 1:00 Social time, potluck
1:00 – 1:15 Review last year’s accomplishments – State of TW
1:15 – 1:20 State of the world, state of our community
1:20 – 1:25 Cross-pollination, meet a new person
1:25 – 1:40 Acknowledge workgroup survey results and identify reasons why groups have stagnated
1:40 – 2:10 Problem solve how to re-invigorate groups
2:10 – 2:20 Break
2:20 –2:35 EDAP – What is it, what could it look like?
2:35 – 2:50 Vision of the future looking back to the past
2:50 – 2:55 Identify major themes from visioning
2:55 – 3:35 Identify Workgroups and TIs that want to contribute to the EDAP, identify who will lead each, create roster with contact info. Talk about workgroups that may be needed and how to start them. Identify next steps
3:35 – 3:50 Questions, discussion
3:50 – 4:00 Upcoming TW events – volunteer assistance
4:00 –4:10 Closing

Here is the description of the Council:
According to the Council Description (The detailed description of the Council meeting as passed from the TWIG to the TWOG can be found by clicking on the TWIG to TWOG document link ):

TW Council: A group made up of a representative from each of the following groups:
Theme Groups – 14+ (1 representative from each Theme Group)
TWTIs – 14+ (1 representative from each Transition Initiatives)
TW Initiative Hub – 2 (mentor & apprentice)
EDAP Project – 2 (mentor & apprentice)
And all members of the TW Organizing Group – 8
Attendance is open to all members of Transition Whatcom

Responsibilities of the Council include:
-sharing parts of governance with the Core Group
-being a 2 way information sharing body (a bridge between TW entities)
-hold monthly meetings
-hear reports from Council attendees
-provide an opportunity for members to get involved with TW – be an open meeting to all members
-provide socializing and networking for all members to build relationships and community building skills

The Council is to use a supermajority voting system (those living in Whatcom County have voting rights).

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Comment by Amy Martin on December 11, 2010 at 10:48am

I've decided to remain home today to nurse the flu.  I'm sending you all love and light, and the hope for clear and productive discussion!



Comment by Heather K on December 8, 2010 at 4:55pm
Are there some tentative dates for the TW Council in January?

One of the local community reskilling events,
the 3rd annual Community Seed Swap,
has been scheduled
for Sunday January 30th from 11:30 – 3pm.., followed with clean up.

Online Swap Info now being drafted:
Each year, International Seed-Savers Day is the last day in January.

If any questions, contact Shannon or Heather by phone or email.
Comment by Laura J Sellens on December 7, 2010 at 6:04pm
To my mind that's something we'll iron out at the meeting, maybe even ongoing ironing, but my opinion is that's a pretty good list. I don't see waste on there, and I could see some potential to further consolidate. The way I think of it is, what would we want to devote a whole chapter to in the EDAP, and what would the title be? That's the theme group.
Comment by Heather K on December 7, 2010 at 4:55pm
Warren, thanks for posting detailed agenda!
Would someone confirm what the current list of the the 14+ “Theme Group” is? A specific list could encourage folks involved in more than one group, to access if they feel called to represent a specific Theme-Group..
Here's a rough list of the 14 group themes created during Great Unleashing event: (Would you let us know if this list is still accurate?):

* Transition Whatcom Workgroup Group
* Building & Housing
* Community Living
* Ecological Restoration
* Ecomonmics & Businesses
* Education & Reskilling
* Energy
* Food Security
* Government Liaison
* Health & Wellbeing
* Heart & Soul
* Safety & Security
* The Arts
* Transportation
Comment by warren miller on December 7, 2010 at 3:03pm
I updated the Event Description with the Agenda and Meeting Location. C U There!
Comment by Laura J Sellens on December 4, 2010 at 9:53pm
Jamie--I'm working on a ning broadcast just now. Thanks for talking it up!
Susan--are you a member of the Rome Grange? I looked into the Granges as an option and have been on the lookout to find any Grange members.
See you there! Laura
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on December 4, 2010 at 8:40pm
Can this meeting be RE-advertised so more people know of it and can plant to attend. I've got it on my calendar but several people I spoke with about it hadn't heard about it! Thanks, Jamie
Comment by Susan Kroll and Sergio Moreno on November 15, 2010 at 1:33pm
I wonder if the Rome Grange has extra space for the meeting - there will be a slew of Slow Food tuna canners in the kitchen there that day...
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on November 2, 2010 at 2:39pm
You and others have worked Loooonnnng and hard Cindi, I'm looking forward to it as well! a coming together of the groups! YippY! :)
Comment by Cindi Landreth on November 2, 2010 at 12:15pm
I am soooo looking forward to this!!! It will be great to see you all!

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