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Friday 25 July 2008: Member's Teleconference

  • Meeting brought to order: 19:00
  • Present: members: James Cowan, Shannon Cowan, Osha Roller, Jan Slakov, Carol Wagner, Penny Pobiecke, Mark Stiffler)
  • Facilitator: Jan Slakov
  • Recorder: Shannon
  • Check in and quick introductions
    • Jan Sl: Has been spending too much time on computer, yet just spent lots of time with garden, esp. blackberries
    • Mark and Penny: Weird garden/weather events making observation of food growing unique, Alaska road trip a big success, worry and excitement about EcoReality offer on Sharp Rd and James and Shannon on site, Joey the dog taking sheepherding lessons
    • Carol: Gave a tour today to visitors, had meeting with Realtor, excited to get back to garden routine
    • Osha: Weekend camping with four toddlers, heard from Justin who is well and happy in Peru, apt painting
    • James and Shannon: Very glad to be here for 'real', new energy and peace in our new home, de-compressing after 2 major festivals and packing and move
  • 19:13: Group Process - Tree Bressen Workshop update
    • Tree Bressen to do consensus only private one day workshop 27 September for EcoReality members
    • Shannon Group process steward to formulate full proposal prior to Aug 29 meeting regarding shared costs of Tree's travel (with Pacific Gardens Cohousing group) and agenda for Tree's visit weekend and logistics help from James Program Steward
    • ACTION: [x] Shannon Cowan will formulate and circulate proposal for Tree Bressen EcoReality Workshop (Shannon Cowan)
    • Had conference call with Tree and 6 other local community groups to structure a series of Tree Bressen Facilitation Training Series of workshops for Communities in the area over 2 years
    • EcoReality to host one or two of these and many details to come including a survey for members of each community and a regional coordinator for the series
  • 19:20 Real Estate update
    • James recounted meeting with Henri the realtor for Sharp Rd and the rationale behind the counter offer agreed to by three of the founding members/directors, acting on behalf of the Cooperative
  • 19:26 [x] Penny requested that "Questions" activity be continued and Osha agreed to reinstill that process. (Osha Roller)
  • 19:28 upcoming meeting (Jan Slakov) facilitation was discussed and Carol agreed to take it on for August 8th
  • 19:32: Check out
  • 19:40 Adjourned

-- respectfully submitted, Shannon Cowan 22:10, 29 July 2008 (PDT)'

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