Nov14bigsheets

Liked

  • hope gathering tonight
  • more than half want this to continue monthly
  • thereare a number of folks who are willing to make this happen

Want to see

  • need connection to non-profit finance and expertise
  • Flyers for the next meeting
  • Materials to share with other people about this process
  • We “do” something to give back to foster these new things -something physical
  • More big group discussions
  • Skill sharing offshoots
  • Spanish speakers /P.O.C. demorgraphics
  • Show examples of what your working on
  • Work on obstacles and barriers – how to overcome conflict
  • Space to name a specfiic need: make this group a tangible resource
  • Space for small workshops within the open space
  • make facilitators available
  • Identify types of OS(?) groups
    • info, discussion, etc

Open Space Reportback

  • Actions
    • get city to allow fruit and nut trees – meet with Jeremy O'Leary by email
    • Community Hub – Benefit- Musician's Hall- Save Garrett
    • Alternate currency – reviewing current projects, seeking more people, connection with other groups
  • Feelings
    • Brainstorming, new ideas, personal commitment
    • Interest/curiosity
    • Rushed
    • excitement about changing things

Trust Exercise Reportback

  • I don't trust groups that….
    • lack transparency
    • have no love
    • have singular demographics
    • lie
    • have hidden agenda
    • have too much silence
    • dominate
    • offer no validation of feeling
    • allows put down
    • externalizes problems
    • have too much faith in one personalities
    • have no goals
    • have no humor
    • have narrow pespective
    • are too serious
    • are drunk during meetings
    • have unclear purpose
    • don't accept criticism
    • is bureaucratic
    • role plays
    • claims moral high ground
    • has no process for discussions
    • does processes too much
    • has too rigid of organizational structure
    • overshadows rel(?)
    • has insiders/outsiders mentality
    • lacks humility

● I trust a group that
* has high productivity
* is democratic
* have attention to relations/emotions
* have diversity in leadership
* works with other groups
* is willing to go as slow as the slowest member of group
* shares ideas
* optimistic
* have space to work out confilcts
* supports personal growth
* juice that comes from love and celebration not stress and fear
* sings and celebrates
* is self reflective
* is cooperative
* is full of people who care and unity
* acknowledges different styles
* has specific outcomes/goals
* values inclusion
* has balanced perspective
* force of action = joy

What have you done in the last two weeks

  • Actions
    • Visioning for hub space
    • Green buiding program for union
    • Considering moving closer in
    • Climate action at county level
    • Talked to others about meeting
    • Asked/visited neighbors, talked about experiences
    • Passed out informational DVD's
    • Attended meetings
    • Talked LETS with Linnton
    • Talking intergenerationally
    • Working to build economy that is purely geographically based
    • Bringing resources to communities
  • Feelings
    • Excitement
    • Frustration
    • Optimism
    • Wow, wow, what do I do now?
    • Positive/interest
    • Blown away
    • Pissed off
    • Fullfillment
    • Curiosity
    • Crisis/oppourtunity
    • Scared/excited
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