General Assembly Minutes 2013-03-16

General Assembly Minutes for Saturday, March 16, 2013

Facilitator - Nancy
Stack - John F
Time Keeper - Whistler
Note Taker - Annette

OG Light Brigade
OG Funds report
Occupy National Gathering


  • Political Philosophy Study Group will have it's 2nd meeting on the 2nd Tuesday in April, which is the 9th. place is TBA. Discussing the book, The New Jim Crow.
  • John reports there will be a tribute to Victor Jara, famed Chilean folk singer/ activist at the CMC this Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Occupy Jacksonville, which has been meeting monthly, is now increasing to 2 GAs per month at the Murray Hill Library. For those who might like to attend, the next dates are Mar 23rd, April 13, May 11, May 25.

Occupy Gainesville Light Brigade
Nancy and John reported on another enjoyable and productive workday at John's. New letters were born. The next message will concern Tar Sands and will be displayed at the pedestrian bridge on South 13th Street. Please meet there by 7:45 this Thursday, 3/21 and have some fun with a serious message.

OG Funds Report
Most recent funds distributed were: $57 reimbursement for OGLB batteries and $50 for Annette to work on a photo display for the InfoBooth. Denise is busier than ever and finding it more difficult to make the bank runs. She expressed a desire to pass on the Treasurer duties to someone if they would volunteer to take them over. It was discussed, Nancy said she would take over as long as there is still a second person on the account as a back-up for any times she might be unavailable. It was suggested that we should ask Lars if he would stay on the account also. At the last GA it was decided to donate $50 to the May Day committee if our balance was above $800. Our current balance is $835.07, so we will be getting $50 to support May Day.

Proposal - Nancy be accepted as new Treasurer. Consensus passed.

Proposal - $50 be donated to May Day efforts. Consensus passed.

Occupy National Gathering
The National Gathering Working Group has met several times since last year and have decided this year's Occupy National Gathering will be held at Kalamazoo, Michigan From August 21st through August 25th. They agreed to only go forward with the event if it received a good many endorsements from Occupy groups across the country.

Proposal - Occupy Gainesville endorses the planned National Gathering. Consensus passed.