We discussed the possibility of designating SERCO crew from attendees. We more or less decided against specially-colored shirts; ideas for special insignia was also suggested.
The shirts will be black on light green and light blue. We will order 100. Karrie will check on the prices and report back.
Mark generously offered to fund the printing.
Mark has also volunteered the use of his contra-dance tent (Burning Man tested and approved). It measures 30 by 60 feet. We’ll need at least one or two practice runs of setting it up; help will particularly be needed in lifting and pulling the canvas on; we’ll need 2-4 volunteers to help twice for about 40 minutes. Mark will check with Stephen to make sure that it’s all right to set it up on his land.
Seeds of Peace will probably not be able to supply food for the event. Lars suggested contacting Everybody’s Kitchen for assistance.
We could also try to supply food ourselves with assistance from Food Not Bombs. Lars can provide a 2-burner propane stove, and pots and pans. Chris and Ed can offer their 1-burner propane stove, and a friend of Chris’s has offered organic, nonperishable food; she’ll check on the cost.
-We could potentially need to provide 5 meals: dinner Friday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday
-Abbie has volunteered to help cook; we still need other volunteers.
-Erin suggested we constantly keep a pot on the stove and ask people to put things in for soup; the same idea was suggested for a salad as well.
-Spike suggested radical self-reliance; everyone brings their own food, we provide coffee and drinks.
-Offer cold breakfast and lunch (cereal, sandwiches); we’d need donations of bread, peanut butter, etc.
We’ll need to provide transportation for any prepared food.
Karrie has offered to boil about 100 eggs for breakfast. Dan also offered to provide some fresh-baked bread, and talk to some friendly farmers about food donations.
-Regional networking, with Cindy Milstein
-Indigenous and aboriginal issues
-Process, consensus and facilitation (possibly a skit of what NOT to do)
-Self-care / burnout prevention
-Direct action GA
Attendees will have the opportunity to propose workshops spontaneously that weekend. We’ll provide space for people to discuss whatever interests them.
If you have workshop ideas, or would like to host a workshop, please register at occupysoutheast.org
Reach out to supporters and ask them to help us for the weekend.
Ask for support commitments during the conference call.
Lars and Karin are embarking on another roadtrip tomorrow. They’ll be attending the North Carolina state GA on Saturday. They’ll also make stops in South Carolina and Georgia.
Chris will distribute flyers at work.
We’ll use the latest press release to update our contacts. We need a couple of quotable Occupiers.
We need people to staff team shifts (security, greeting, medical, food, dishes, etc.)
When recruiting, tell people exactly what roles need to be filled, and see how they can help.
Media will have the aircard up and running. We’ll need volunteer photographers and videographers.
Spike is working on an itemized list of needed items, shifts to be filled, and tasks that need to be fulfilled. We’ll create a doc in the Facebook group and the list will be posted; revisions and additions welcomed.
Chris will make a list of the items we have in our first-aid kit.
A task/shift board will be present at the welcome tent. Attendees can sign up to participate and fill roles, perform tasks.
-Karrie posted info about ground batteries in the forum.
-Mark has offered his quiet generator (Chris and Ed tested and approved)
Karrie offered to loan us some LED lights.
Erin’s parents have offered to donate $100.
Final thought before we adjourned to help pack the truck: talk to people about SERCO, see if anyone can chip in.