OWS Medical Support Meeting 1/22/2012 Minutes
Present: Lih, Janet, Mary, Mary O’B, Sam C, Susie Parker, Laurie W, Steve D, Omar Bakry, Harry, Sandy T, Renee, Michelle, Maria (by phone), Ken
Mission statement accepted.
Bridge training: 4 people interested in attending. Need more details. Who will run it?
Street Medics’ Meeting: Sandy T attended on Tuesday. Burnout is a significant issue.
Churches and Shelters: brief discussion. OWS may want to close down Amsterdam and 86th street site.
Working group: go through Finance committee to change name to OWS medical support group. Minutes need to posted on NYCGA site – needs to be set up.
Omar Bakry, an Egyptian activist showed video of Tahrir Square protests in 11/2011. He is returning to Egypt and will get more info about medics and their functioning during the Tahrir Square occupation.
Spokes Council meets twice a week. Discussed having rotating members attend to represent us.
Finance Reps: Mary and Renee (with Maria as sub when she is in NYC).
Charlotte’s Place: discussion re problems and issues and suggestion to meet with trinity church to resolve these issues.
Info re: demonstrations and need for medical presence. Sam C will keep track of scheduling and let us know.