GA Minutes 6/19/12
IKE BOX 7 PM
Facilitator: Stan Stacker: Gary/Stan Scribe: Bobbie
In Attendance: Laurie, Bobbie, Linda, Peter, Gary, Nancy, Katharine, Mike, Anne, Peter, James, Rich, Michele, Stan, Josh, John, Caroline
A Moment of Silence: Stan Non-violence Agreement: Stan Hand Signals: Stan Mission Statement:
- Bobbie/James: The white board can be stored in the corner of the IKE Box downstairs meeting room. It came from Habitat for Humanity in Albany for $.50. The Friends business group will decide whether the other white board used on Friday can be stored there.
- Katharine: Friday’s Move Your Money event is on track. See Actions below. She has a proposal, too. See proposals below. (Sign makers will gather at Bobbie’s at 1735 Wallace Rd NW at 3pm on Thursday.)
- Katharine: Eugene has a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop at 7 pm Friday to help people learn whether the banks even have the right to force people from their homes.
- Katharine: Next Tuesday’s action in front of Fish and Wildlife is on track. Food and Water Watch, PDX Democracy, Sierra Club and many, many other organizations will be protesting at the same time in cities all over the state to bring awareness. Cascade Locks Water, a public agency, would give it to Nestle, a private corporation, to build a water bottling plant, an unprecedented act. And, Nestle will have water rights even if the water dries up. She has a press release ready. A ‘large sign’ sign making group will meet this Thursday at Bobbie’s.
- Laurie: The Bike Group will meet at Willson Park near the fountain a few minutes before 11am on Tuesday to bike to the Fish and Wildlife protest.
- Katharine: Portland is having meetings starting 7/2 on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade agreements at Pioneer Courthouse Square at noon.
- Katharine: Cameron Witten, a former mayoral candidate for the city of Portland is on his 22nd day of a hunger strike to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless. Katharine will be taking fliers to him.
- Michele: This Friday’s Casserole event is being held at the Capitol Steps to keep the noise out of neighborhoods.
- Nancy: Seabeck has room to accept attendees for its conference from 6/29-7/2 even though the deadline is past. A telephone number for transportation: Bruce at 503 371-6109.
- Anne: Farm to Forks has a dinner on 8/5 to promote/support local farmers’ produce. It will be at the Salem Public Market at 1240 Rural Ave SE but the ticket cost is unknown at this time.
- Caroline: Salem’s Peace Festival information is at http://www.interfaithpeacefestival.com/. This is sponsored by various groups including Boys and Girls’ Club. Come for fun, an interfaith panel, and music.
- Gary: This Sunday at Friends Meeting House, Rich Harisay will speak about Corporate Personhood.
- Peter: There are quite a few affinity groups and one is the Education Committee which is considering training on the group process – a ‘how to’ facilitate, etc – and he wants Spokes to take the question back to the AGs to determine if people would attend if there was a training.
- Peter: He’d like to have AGs discuss the request of a couple weeks ago of who will keep and send emails as right now there are at least two different lists, and only one person who can use each. Combining them and having back-up persons – keeping in mind privacy etc – seems as though it would be more efficient.
- Peter: Marion Polk Move To Amend would like to have OSO provide a history and future on Occupy on 8/22 and it was decided at Spokes Council that a panel was one way to present it. It was determined that speaking about the future seemed difficult to project – that everyone should be responsible to ensure that there is a future. Panelists need to be determined.
- June 20th Noon: MoveOn meet-up at Capitol Steps with Stacey Phillips.
- June 20th – 25th Earth First will meet. www. cascadia2012.com. See Katharine for location details.
- June 22nd Noon at Center and Church NE at Chase Bank for the Move Your Money event.
- June 22nd at 7pm at 500 E 4th Ave in Eugene is the Foreclosure Prevention Workshop.
- June 22nd 8pm at Capitol Steps for the Casseroles demonstration.
- June 24th at 4pm at Friends Meeting House, Rich Harisay of Marion Polk Move To Amend will present on Corporate Personhood.
- June 25th 7pm – 9pm at First Congregational Church, Cindy Sheehan’s book signing for ‘Revolution: A Love Story’.
- June 26th Noon-1:30 (or 2pm) at Fish and Wildlife building (at Cherry and the Parkway) the “Keep Nestle Out Of The Gorge” event.
- June 27th 6:30pm – 8pm at IKE Box Laurie Dougherty will present The Environment and Corporate Power.
- June 28th 6:30pm – 8pm at IKE Box Red Room, MPMTA Study 101.
- June 29th – July 2nd is the FOR Peace Conference in Seabeck WA.
- July 2nd – 10th at Noon at Pioneer Courthouse Square a Trans Pacific Free Trade protest.
- Aug 8th 7-9pm at OPW, Big Banks/State Banks/Buy Local presentation.
- Aug 18th 10am at Unity Property, 1777 Fabry Rd SE, is the Salem Peace Festival.
Wednesday, the 20th at Noon, meet at the Capitol Steps with Stacey Phillips for a MoveOn event.
Friday, the 22nd at Noon, meet at Chase Bank at Center NE and Church NE to hand flyers to people to encourage them to move their money from big banks to local banks and credit unions.
Friday, the 22nd at 8pm, be at the Capitol Steps for the Casseroles Demonstration to show support of protesting students about the high cost of education. Bring your pot and a spoon to bang on the pot! The Bat Signal will be projected!
Tuesday the 26th, at Noon, meet at the corner of Cherry NE and the Parkway, for the coordinated event to “Keep Nestle Out Of The Gorge. Help distribute flyers; hold signs; sign the letter which will be given to the Governor.
PROPOSALS: Results (Passed, Rejected, Tabled)
- 1. Katharine: She would like to ask other local organizations to join the Move Your Money campaign. She has a letter that would be sent to various groups. She would want help, in a couple weeks, to ensure this campaign is successful. She does not need funds for stamp reimbursement. Discussion resulted in Katharine saying she was not comfortable with political organizations joining as she wants to keep the campaign non-partisan. People can let her know of other groups which should be approached – she has 25 on a list already. Stan seconded it. Passed.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: None given. ADJOURNED by Peter, seconded by Katharine. Next week’s facilitator will be Bobbie, Nancy will stack, Katharine will scribe.