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Tuesday 2 September 2008: Resident's Meeting

  • Meeting brought to order at 9:19am
  • Present: James Cowan, Shannon Cowan, Jan Steinman, Carol Wagner
  • Facilitator: Carol
  • Recorder: James
  • Check in
    • Carol- 9- good sleep. Feel good today. Get things done today
    • Shannon- 9.5- did something funny to neck. Grateful for Susie Anne and Jessie.
    • James 8- Woke up early – crazy thoughts
    • Jan 5- Too much stuff to do. Lots of websites to do and teaching permaculture starting Sep 8.
  • Topics:
    • To do list- need to update. Email Jan if page is locked.
    • Recap weekend- Run money through the co-op? James and Carol will discuss it and possibly do that at the next meeting.
      • Suggestion- Do formal, or semi formal starting of the meal so people know when to start eating and what it is. Do ingredient list.
      • Organize and prepare work parties more. Have well defined tasks and sign up sheets.
    • Interest payment- Part of closing costs. Jan and Carol paid. Part of their class A shares.
    • J&C Mortgage- J&S will review documents, make proposal for working off part of the interest portion. Co-op budget needs to also be done. Deadline is Sep 19 teleconf. Principal portion can be used for capital projects.
    • Schedule conflict- see email.. Resolved. Qi Gong knows about our workshop and has canceled their class on our Tree Bressen workshop day.
    • Agreed Susie Anne is approved as a long term guest at white house.
    • Classroom rent-
      • Propose on teleconference: Shannon (Dharm Atma Yoga) will pay 25% of revenue or $10 per hour (whichever is lower), Rudy H (Capoeira) will pay 25% of revenue or $10 per hour (whichever is lower). Any other renters will pay a minimum of $10 per hour (floor) VS 25% of revenue (ceiling).
      • This is an interim rate. New rate structure will happen in 2009.
    • Weekly potluck sched for residents- Thursday White house, Sat yellow house.
    • Sep 27 weekend- work with Jan on schedule for houses and bedrooms. May need to do dorm style people sleeping on floor. J&C will work on bedding options for new beds.
    • Open house
      • 1pm – 4pm- Afternoon open house
      • Parking at 2172.
      • Meeting area and gathering in classroom.
      • Kids play area in white house
      • Tour in yellow house for main floor only, not up and down stairs.
      • Setup- James
      • Parking/greeter- James, Jan
      • F&B- Carol – Shannon will help with prep
      • Tour leader- Shannon, Jan
      • Do open house parking sign on berm – two arrows
      • 6pm- Potluck
      • 8pm Movie or activity (decide in advance).
      • People to invite:
        • ING list
        • Harry Burton list
        • Qi Gong list
        • Neighbours
        • Morningside bakery
  • Check out-
    • Jan- 6- appreciate ideas, meeting went long. Lots to do in meeting.
    • Carol- 8.5. Sitting makes feel lethargic
    • Shannon- 9. Neck and back feel better
    • James 9.5- Taking minutes means paying attention.

Adjourned at 10:42

Submitted by James Cowan 13:47, 5 September 2008 (PDT)

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