MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
The People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Associated Ministries at 10 a.m. Present for check-in: Rob, Mark, Nancy, Sarah, Karen, Sallie, Sheila, Colleen, Carl. General Discussion: Persian Poetry UFPPC/PPJH Fundraiser. General consensus: Great company, great food, great music, great entertainment, Great Evening. Other discussion: Mark's online reprint of Rolling Stone article re: McChrystal. Crazy politics surrounding the pending health care bill.
PERSIAN FINANCES: Mark
Checks to PJH - $890
Checks to UFPPC - $890
Cash - $1090
Expenses to date - $400 (claimed so far)
Tenatively, net = $2470 (as 6/26/10)
Mark thinks there might be a bit more coming in or going out. Final report to come.
At the follow-up meeting the previous Thursday eve the desire was expressed to hear Farsi next year in relation to the poetry reading. People missed that... Other areas of discussion: Colleen said a person from the Olympia Poetry group claimed we'd missed an opportunity to recruit people to our peace groups but Colleen told them that we didn't see the Solstice Celebration as a recruitment tool. The Olympia people also know lots of people in their area who would have attended if they'd known about it. Wider publicity in the poetry community also advised. Start publicity for the event earlier. Everyone enjoyed the food. (It was discussed at the event the desirability of publishing a "chapbook" featuring Mohsen's recipes. Sell at the event? ) There's been a suggestion to consider starting at 5:00. A consideration if we enlarge the crowd: bathroom access. Discussion of site. Other fundraiser ideas: A winter solstice celebration that would feature an indoor venue. Rose garden at Pt. Defiance mentioned as possible site. Sallie said that use of the rose garden, however, is very expensive.
FOURTH OF JULY: Nancy
Nancy wants us to have a presence at the Freedom Fair. Starting at noon in front of the Spar at McCarver with signs. Reply to Nancy if you can give time on the 4th.
Sallie plans to sign pjh up for a booth to share with the Veteran's peace group as we did last year. Colleen indicated ACLU will be there again this year, too. Ethnic Fest is scheduled for July 24th and 25th. Sign up for booth duty coming after next week.
HANDS ACROSS THE SAND
June 26 event at Titlow Beach started at 11 a.m.
Digging Deeper, Monday, June 28, at the Mandolin from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Book: Douglas Rushkoff's Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How To Take It Back (2009).
Please forward all suggestions, additions and corrections.