Minutes, Outreach meeting [17 Oct 2011]

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Introductions

 

Michelle – North Brooklyn, been canvassing and IDing sympathetic businesses; knows artists who want to make movement art and signage.

 

add business campaign to agenda

 

Nani – working on incubator model for other Gas; we have lots of resources to do this.

 

Micheal – volunteer corps: working to recruit volunteers to local groups; creating directory and then doing outreach to local orgs: build connections, learn about issues.  Tried to dropped off publicity materials to Outreach desk and was denied.

 

Add signup sheet and data entry to agenda

 

Jessie – Sent out info on website to group

 

John – Publication subgroup; copy edited Rebecca’s talking pts sheets

 

Julien – Working with Jillian about data entry process

 

John – Question – as website goes live anyone can post to calendar, whose job will it be?

Need to change meeting location on website

 

Agenda

John – working on list of ways people can contribute

Jessie – I came up with something and tried to get it posted to Outreach table

Christian  – will work with him tonight; Flags

John – QR codes

Org Dinner

Volunteer Corps

 

Michelle – easy way to call a local meeting in Greenpoint: can organize artists of which there are many there.  This would be a quick win.

 

John – Design team is working on something similar, I talked with lead design group guy last night, would like to be in touch.

 

Jessie – Is this about one image, design is working on an official logo

 

Jessica enters meeting – works for homeless services org; has been doing some canvassing on her own.

 

Several new eople came in, they were at 60 Wall, more introductions

 

Manny – works outreach table

 

Sade – Met in park

 

Hans – Radio show host.

 

Aime – working at the booth – lots of people have lots of questions about peoples’ ideas and finding ways to get involved – system for helping people find local people to coordinate with.

 

Abigail – Has some time and wants to help out.

 

Chris – have two specific proposals – buttons and canvassing materials

 

Louis – wants to get the word out.

 

Andrea – wants to help facilitate discussions more

 

Brian – Wants to help get the word out.

 

Jessica – helping people find others to collaborate with

 

Manny- Event manager, administrator for private networking group; wants to get word out.

 

Tanya – wants to bring people in who feel intimidated

 

Sade – Spread word to the unemployed workers

 

Hans – Has an org network he’s looking to leverage; wants to include more minority communities – visit, talk and listen.

 

Colin – From outreach and facilitation; working on merging People of Color WG with Outreach.

 

Julien – Expains our workgroup’s organization

 

Colin – Organizers lunch: 2pm on Sunday [52 Broadway] canvas team is meeting to talk about getting outreach tables around the city.

 

Steven – Interested in outreach, lots of involvement in health care community, logtime LES

 

Breaking into groups for 25 minutes

 

Table Subcommittee Minutes -

 

Signup and data entry

 

Manny – He works outreach and explains how sign-up sheet is used and what people want; Most info requests come through outreach table.  Julien handles data entry.

 

Tanya – can come by and pick up the forms in the evening and can do data entry.

 

Connect on scheduling that.

 

Christian – will try draft of form that will make sense.

 

Purchase items – flags and lock-box with slot for donations (emptied every hour by finance) – Ask Brian if he can add to his shopping list

 

Manny – can we get GA approved fliers or some other way to define what is “official”?

 

Micheal – We should propose that outreach materials be passed by meeting and signed and stored in folder in outreach table.

 

Manny – Lets discuss in large group how we deal with people who want to drop unrelated literature.

 

Tanya – I will work on schedule

 

Manny – Pens and dry erase and name tags desperately needed at the table in park (ask Brian)

 

Report Backs

 

Publication/Canvas

 

Reaching out to local artists to make storefront signs.  Jessie – will help coordinate with design on this

 

Buttons – Kara and Chris will work on

 

Need steady flow of materials – also info on what you can and can’t do when canvasing and marching

 

Jessie – Send out Pbworks site URL with minutes (christian)

 

Jesse – Where is lit kept?

 

Julien – docs are kept at outreach, need to replenish

 

Org Outreach

 

Nani – Need better communication for org outreach; haven’t had person power to do much org outreach directly; people should think about how teach-ins will work.

 

Outreach dinner (lunch) 2pm Sunday the 23rd in Cafe of 52 Broadway

 

Teach-ins: message: how can what we’re doing benefit you?

 

How can we do outreach teams in outer boroughs; will we need a car?

 

Cara – legality is an issue with official OWS use of cars; people can use there own informally

 

Nani – we need to coordinate with canvas on map of outreach

 

X – We should buy tables for people to use in the boroughs.

 

Table Reports (see breakout minutes above)

 

Micheal – Motion to pass outreach lit process outlined above.  Materials already there are grandfathered.

 

X – Who do checks get written out to?  Someone needs to ask finance.

 

Proposal passes

 

Meeting adjourned

 

 

 

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