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Dianne Foster
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  • Bellingham, WA
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Dianne Foster is now friends with Richard May, Judy Hopkinson and John Hammell
Jan 20
Dianne Foster is attending Matthew Petryni's event
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Bellingham Waterfront Public Hearing at Bellingham City Hall

August 5, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The Port and City of Bellingham are in the process of approving documents to develop the Bellingham Waterfront.  According to planning documents, the City and Port have spent approximately $52 million and will spend another $25 in the next million in the next 25 years for land acquisition, planning, design, environmental cleanups, infrastructure, parks and trails. RE Sources is part of the BlueGreen Waterfront…See More
Aug 4, 2013
Dianne Foster commented on David MacLeod's blog post The Occupy Movement
"David, Great articles!  Also you may want to read George Lakoff's essay on the OWS movement taking on 5 "frames",   moral attitudes that include saving the planet.  …"
Nov 2, 2011
james bauckman and Dianne Foster are now friends
Aug 21, 2011
Dianne Foster is attending Caitlin Quigley's event
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Whatcom Investing Network First Meeting at Coop Connections Building, N. Forest Street

June 28, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
You are invited to the very first investors' meeting of the Whatcom Investing Network (WIN)!  This meeting is for potential investors only - please do not bring your business plan.  This is a casual gathering to meet each other and familiarize ourselves with the LION model of investing. We will be discussing:a brief history of the LION modelhow the Whatcom Investing Network will workwhat membership in WIN…See More
Jun 27, 2011
Dianne Foster is attending Caitlin Quigley's event
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Move Your Money Action Day at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Sanctuary

April 16, 2011 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Hosted by Transition Whatcom's Personal Finance Work Group. Tired of Wall Street banks crashing our economy, then trashing our public sector and buying politicians? Let’s strengthen our local economy. Come get excited about moving your money out of big banks and into local banks and credit unions.Come to Move Your Money Action Day!Our speakers will be Kristi Laguzza-Boosman, a new economy researcher,…See More
Apr 13, 2011
Dianne Foster commented on Laura J Sellens's group Personal Finance Workgroup
"John, I would be interested in reading the article; can you attach it here? We're at crunch time now on the MYM event, but I'll get to it after finishing "Griftopia" by Matt Taibbi. I've considered other currencies, but most…"
Mar 30, 2011
Dianne Foster commented on Laura J Sellens's group Personal Finance Workgroup
"So far, what we have is Saturday April 16th, 1-4pm, short movie,  2 possible speakers, panel of local credit unions and community banks to talk, and then people can pick up "change kits" to actually move their accounts."
Feb 13, 2011
Dianne Foster posted a blog post

responding to invitation

I'm not sure where the best place is to respond on this website,  but am interested in future meetings,  but had to work yesterday the 1st -  sorry.
Feb 2, 2011
Dianne Foster left a comment for Stoney Bird
"Somehow I thought that all members of a group could communicate whether they were personal friends or not.   Always learning something new about this system..."
Jan 25, 2011
Dianne Foster and Stoney Bird are now friends
Jan 25, 2011
Dianne Foster replied to Rob Olason's discussion Initiative to start a public Washington state bank gets some press in the group Personal Finance Workgroup
"Thanks,  Rob- Actually the Ellen Brown article is already attached on our reading list, but good idea to keep bringing it up;  I think also the idea of connecting the MYM campaign and State Bank as they did in Portland is a good one,…"
Jan 25, 2011
Dianne Foster replied to Caitlin Quigley's discussion Local Investing in the group Personal Finance Workgroup
"I'm curious how someone would invest as an IRA,   i.e. mostly that is done through an institution of some kind,  like Fidelity,  or the Credit Union,  that sits on the money to verify that it is not being spent as income for…"
Jan 25, 2011
Dianne Foster posted an event

End the financial oligarchy, Move Your Money to local community banks at Whatcom Community College

January 15, 2011 from 11am to 12pm
A workshop within the Martin Luther King day at WCC, presented by Dianne Foster as a follow-up to the financial collapse teach-in last spring.  How we the people can direct our money to re-localize the economy.  Also presenting will be WECU's  manager to discuss the difference between national and local banks and nonprofits,  the way in which local institutions contribute to the local economy,  vs. taking profits out.  
Jan 12, 2011
Dianne Foster posted a blog post

Changing the Ning site

Sorry if I'm repeating myself,  thought I had responded, but don't see it posted...  I think anything the Twog suggests is well thought-out,   I would agree to it as long as the older posts are easy to find,  as I refer back to them often.   Thanks-
Jan 4, 2011
Dianne Foster posted a blog post

re: change ning site

 I hate to add an opinion, when I'm not sure how it works out in practice, but I would trust the TWOG's judgement, and vote for the change.    As long as it is truly easy to find the old discussions...See More
Jan 2, 2011

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Involved in lots of social change movements, am the Bellingham chapter leader of "A New Way Forward", helped start "Whatcom Progressive Grassroots Network", am a Democratic PCO
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I like connecting progressive movements together, believe in re-localizing the economy.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Know a lot of people through the above activities.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Sehome Hill
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://www.anewwayforward.org/user/655
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Read in newspaper
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Dianne Foster's Blog

responding to invitation

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 5:36pm 1 Comment

I'm not sure where the best place is to respond on this website,  but am interested in future meetings,  but had to work yesterday the 1st -  sorry.

Changing the Ning site

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 11:02pm 1 Comment

Sorry if I'm repeating myself,  thought I had responded, but don't see it posted...  I think anything the Twog suggests is well thought-out,   I would agree to it as long as the older posts are easy to find,  as I refer back to them often.   Thanks-

re: change ning site

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 12:46am 0 Comments

 

I hate to add an opinion, when I'm not sure how it works out in practice, but I would trust the TWOG's judgement, and vote for the change.    As long as it is truly easy to find the old discussions...

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At 3:20am on January 5, 2011, Heather K said…
 

Hi Dianne! I read both your blog posts re the ning site topic. You wrote that you didn't see them posted – but they are both currently visible on the front page of our TW ning website..(Take a look on the left side column & scroll down). 

They can be there until new blogs appear on the front page.

 

It is good to have you add your thoughts to our discussions.

I wonder if you may have been responding to a Twog-blog post started 12/26 under the Twog page. Here is link to their blog pages, so far containing two blogs:

http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=2it2flfbilpbjn

 

In the future, if you would rather add your reply comment to a specific blog post, you would then want to type it in the 'Comment section' just below the authors blog text, and then press 'Add Comment'.

It is fine the way you did it - by creating your own Blog post, which then stands on its own.

 

Let me know if this has been a help to you.

I'm also part of the network of folks within the Living Democracy group. There are some emails being shared in that group, that I hope you have received. If not, and you want to be on the communication email list, let me know and I'll pass your email on to either Stoney or Rick D.

.The events page also lists when the next meeting is.

 

 

At 11:17pm on April 29, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Dianne, I'll look forward to you're connecting in with our growing local network towards local resilancy & social & earth restorations! There is an online Living Democracy group that is new since the Great Unleashing. Rick D is one of the members. You can leave messages for either Rick or David M on their personal TW pages. There is also the option of creating your own blog posting on this TW site, that would allow creative writing and option to forward to your contact list. If you have specific questions on how to use the site, try asking on this Discussion page: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/workgroup/forum/topics/using-this-website-computer Great to hear you have a friend coming over to coach you! Thanks for the work you do within our community.
At 11:10pm on January 3, 2010, Dianne Foster said…
Juliet,
Thanks for your interest! I mostly communicate through my email discuss-lists, but am trying to use social networking more. Give me your email address and I'll send you my updates... also just got an email from Kristi who is starting her master's thesis on this issue. Check out the "A New Way Forward" website along with Huffington Post's campaign to divest from large banks. My email is vefoster@earthlink.net. I plan to have ANWF meetings starting in the new year.
At 9:02pm on December 28, 2009, Juliet Thompson said…
Hi Dianne,
I just read Plan B by your friend Kristina and am wanting to involve a financial / economics type in a workshop that I hope to get going through Transition Whatcom. Do you think you might be able to play that role? Can you tell me more about A New Way Forward?
At 11:46pm on October 11, 2009, Juliet Thompson said…
Hi Dianne,
You had a Break the Banks event? You are cutting edge, my friend! How amazing. I'll definitely check out your speaker's link and info, and will hope to hear more about this exciting movement. Juliet
At 12:14am on October 11, 2009, Juliet Thompson said…
Hi Dianne,
Do you remember how we know each other? I am not quite remembering. Thanks - hope to see you in person soon!
Juliet
 
 
 

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