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Member's meeting minutes, Saturday, June 3, 2006

Present: Shannon Binns, James Cowan, Jan Steinman, Carol Wagner.

  • Meeting brought to order at 1042.
    • Facilitator: Jan
    • Recorder: Jan
  • Check-in:
    • Carol: 8, haven't quite shifted from being at OUR Ecovillage yet
    • Jan: 7, distracted by pulling out of OUR Permaculture Design Certification for a day
    • James: 10, "choc'd up" for this weekend
    • Shannon: 12, feeling much better in the past two weeks, super-present
  • Agenda discussion:
    • move budget to end
    • add planning for coming Advisory Council meeting
    • add work party planning
  • Old Business:
  • New Business:
    • AGREED: we will join ING
    • [x] ACTION: Shannon will investigate organic certification process (Shannon Cowan)
    • Food Discussion:
      • west cabinets to be private, for members' food, along with freezer, lower cabinet beside fridge, and labeled shelf in fridge
      • other cabinets are for work party and community food
    • AGREED: personal items that are freely used by the community will be "purchased" by the coop via Class B investment shares
    • James suggested the Dodge could be licensed as a farm vehicle for cheaper registration/insurance
      • Sunshine could be the same, as it will normally not be used except for ferry pickup/dropoff of work party folks
      • "artisans' insurance" is available for certain vehicles
    • Advisory Council meeting planning
      • food production activity exercise:
        • What would you want to grow for community use or consumption?
          • anything goes!
        • What would you want to grow for sale?
          • must be practical, money-making enterprise
        • several minutes to assemble personal lists, then put up on flip-chart
        • vote for favorites by putting tick-marks on list
    • house stuff (ad hoc agenda item)
      • mount white board next to front door
      • mount speakers near ceiling to free up floor space
      • mount projection screen over dining room window
    • work party
      • weed, weed, weed
      • plant seedlings
      • [x] James & Sean fix leaking irrigation system by cottage carport (James Cowan)
    • budget general discussion
      • excess income (should we be so lucky) to be distributed via share dividends, according to coop rules
      • excess expenses to be distributed proportional to use
        • by house area
        • by time resident
    • Carol to facilitate next meeting
  • Check out and appreciation:
    • Carol: 9, feeling more settled
    • Jan: 8.5, glad that money issues are being dealt with
    • James: 9.75, working together is great!
    • Shannon: 9, nice to be last and hear "it will work out," but even better, that we create it together -- we can do anything!

Respectfully submitted, Janemail 18:19, 3 June 2006 (PDT).

Advisory Council Minutes, June 3, 2006

  • Present: four members, five advisors, one guest: Shannon Binns, Sean Clancy, Candace Cowan, James Cowan, Stacy Friedman, Tara MacKeigan, Jan Steinman, Marianne Samann-Wyss, Carol Wagner, Erica Wilson.
  • Facilitator: James
  • Recorder: Jan
  • Circle Check-In: presence level: 0-10 & a Value you hold dear
    • Stacy: 8-9, glad to be here for James' birthday, graduated UBC & works on farm there, loves idea of community, values connection to food.
    • Tara: 9.5, James' housemane 1.5 years, like EcoReality lite house, values safety to expand and grow in community.
    • Shannon: 9, described "community" long ago in an art therapy session, values ecology
    • Marianne: 10, shamanic practitioner, has no doubt that community living is what we have to do, values sacredness of ordinary life, doing the work on the land, sacred beings in a sacred place
    • Candace: happy to be here, your community is something I've aspired to for a long time, community shifts energy of the earth to a more conscious place.
    • Sienna: (burp)
    • Sean: 7, not quite fully arrived, not ever quite there before stretch and exercise, values a large source of knowledge that helps you overcome any obstacle, and being in touch with cycle of growing things
    • Erica: 7-8, getting back into island life, likes network of support in community, became teacher to find spot where people and community can come together
    • James: 9.31, harsh to get started on an island, unles you work with other people, values having others around for knowledge
    • Carol': 9, values communication, spoken and written, appreciates the four of us coming together
    • Jan: 8.5, values integrity
  • James: introduction to EcoReality and Q&A session
  • Exercise: food production ideas
  • Check out: presence level, and what you learned or what you take with you from this meeting:
    • Sean: 8, learned something about names of plants and crops
    • Erica: 10, has arrived, great process, lots of possible ideas what to do with land
    • Carol: 9.6, learned that it is just as much fun thinking about food as growing it, still fun to brainstorm
    • Jan: 8.5, learned that scribe should grab flip chart before people start messing with it!
    • James: 10, brain going 1,000,000 MPH with possibilities
    • Tara: 8, seeing how process of brainstorming opens the mind, learned about new foods, excited about ideas, appreciates EcoReality "real-ness" on recycling, human waste, etc.
    • Stacy: 9.31, really loves thinking about food, likes process of expanding without throwing things out, leaned that olives and figs can grow here
    • Marianne: 10, Swiss Capricorn enjoyed being frivolous, importance of native plants, "You are a great bunch of people!"
    • Candace: 10
    • Shannon: 10, good day, importance of diversity of ideas, being open and listening, fun and humorous, yet useful, meaningful

Respectfully submitted, Janemail 19:24, 3 June 2006 (PDT).

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