GA Minutes (2/28/12)

GA Minutes 2/28/12

IKE BOX 7 PM

Facilitator: Evan                                                                                                                                                         Stacker: Ian                                                                                                                                                            Scribe:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bobbie

In Attendance:  Greg, Bobbie, Laurie, Michael L, Sarah, Ian, Stan, Gary, Anne, Ann, Linda, Mary, James, Peter, Debra, Evan, Nancy, Joan, Michele, Guest

Agenda:
A moment of silence: Evan                                                                                                                                                Non violence agreement: Not read                                                                                     Hand Signals: Not given                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Announcements:                                                                                                                                      1. Information                                                                                                                                                                  2. Calendar

Actions: Below                                                                                                                                                                          Proposals: None                                                                                                                    Committee Reports: None given

Announcements (Information):

  1. Debra: She questions whether there is a Salem Occupy the Corporations event tomorrow.  Nothing was planned for Salem.
  2. Ann: She is attending the United National Association Coalition (UNAC) anti-war conference in March.  There will be decision making and an action program planned for the May gatherings of GA & NATO in Chicago.
  3. Joan: CCTV23 has a documentary about Occupy Salem produced by Emily P, and it is worth watching.
  4. Michele: She will leave Friday the 2nd to bike to Eugene with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for the Sat Mar 3rd all day session of the annual Environmental Law Conference.
  5. Greg: He will host a concert on Mar 26th in Eugene in response to SB 1552 on economic fairness.
  6. Stan: Go to www.occupyoregonconference.org for information on the upcoming March Portland events.
  7. Michele: The Saturday Eugene Occupy event had 20 Occupy Groups, with 7 Salem members in attendance.  There was good energy, ways to collaborate, and she was on the panel forum which will be available on youtube in about a week; Nancy said that it was reported that 225 attended, and that initiatives are the method needed for some issues; Peter said it is too late to submit initiatives for this November’s ballot; Ian said that it will take a constitutional amendment for the campaign finance reform issue.
  8. Nancy: It is not widely reported but there is a lake near Eugene which was sprayed and the chemicals have been found in the bodies of people in the area.

Announcements: (CALENDAR)

  1. Wed Feb 29th at 6:30 pm in the Ike Box, MoveToAmend’s Mike Hansen, former council for Marion County, will present the History and Development of the monetary system.
  2.  Sat Mar 3rd at noon in the Village Green in Sisters, will be an Occupy Sisters rally and march.
  3. Tues Mar 6th at 6:30 pm, at IKE BOX, Move To Amend 101 study group will meet for the 2nd of a 10 week course based on Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
  4. Wed Mar 7th at 7 pm at Peaceworks Office, 104 Commercial St NE, will be a presentation on Bhutan’s forward thinking economic development. (Occupy Salem Educational Event)
  5. Fri Mar 9th at 9 am Peter and Michele will be in court regarding the Jim King case.
  6. Mon Mar 12th is the Salem Keizer Sustainability Summit.  Sign up on the Peaceworks website www.oregonpeaceworks.org.
  7. Thurs Mar 15th through the 19th is a Statewide GA in Portland; actions are planned.  On the 17th, the action will require tents.
  8. Mon Mar 26th in Eugene is a concert, hosted by Greg.

ACTIONS

  1. Occupy members continue to be encouraged to attend the legislation; it will end in the next few days.
  2. The Burma Shave Highway Sign project is well under way.  Michael will purchase the 2×2’s by Friday so that at the Friends Meeting House – Michele will ask Marc to open it by 7 pm – Gary, Stan and others will put the remaining four frames together; Linda will determine if her truck is available for transporting them.  On Tuesday, the 6th, members will meet at Peaceworks at 1 pm to paint the signs.  The date chosen was Sat the 11th; the slogan chosen was:

OUR COUNTRY   IS OFF TRACK   TIME TO TAKE   OUR POWER BACK     OCCUPY

The osoga.com web site address will be under the word OCCUPY.

The sign holders/drivers are: Peter, Joan, Anne, James, Michele, Gary, Greg, Stan, Debra, Ian,       Laurie, Linda and Bobbie

Proposals / Results (Passed, Rejected, Tabled)

                None

Committee Reports

None

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