Dear Belinda: 1/20/'4
I am sorry that you were not present at our meeting last night, and I wanted
to bring you up to date. I'm CCing the others, just in case they have
additions or corrections.
January 20, 2004, Steering Committee Meeting
1. Chris gave a brief report on membership: there are 4 new members since
our meeting two weeks ago. We had two interesting emails, one of which was
from a LaSalle student who wants to join. Chris rented a P.O. Box for six
months: Northwest Greens, P.O. Box 44353, Germantown Station, PA
2. Chris gave a brief report on the March 20 Coalition meeting, which he
attended on Monday (1/12). Chris went to the Outreach Committee meeting
there, and the talk was about four different flyers to target four different
constituencies: students, women, SEPTA riders, and neighbors.
then discussed our three meetings, all of which seem to be fairly
coherent. The only work left to be done is to contact (by phone) the
membership of Northwest Greens, to see if they plan to attend (which??)
meetings and to ask for their help. Let me know if you need some phone
numbers to call.
4. Meeting #1, "Withdraw Troops from Iraq," on 1/26 at St. Vincent's Church.
We already have pledges of attendance from Miriam Crawford (WILPF) and Tom
Wier (St. Vincent's Public Policy Ministry). Focus will be upon building
support (& publicity) for this march. We must still contact: W. Mt. Airy
Neighbors, E. Mt. Airy Neighbors, Weavers Way, Germantown Friends Meeting
(Chris), St. Vincent's Peace Ministry (Tom & Kathy), and Chestnut Hill
Friends Meeting (Kathy). Meeting will be chaired by Chris.
5. Meeting #2, "End Racism in the Legal System," on 1/27 at Immaculate
Conception Church. We already have a pledge to attend from Laurence
at Germantown Meeting's Prison Program. Focus of this project is still
unclear. Kathy will contact St. Vincent's Prison Ministry with Tom's help.
Chris has emailed Peggy Sims at Pennsylvania Abolitionists & will follow
with a phone call. Mae Dooley will also be there. Chris will chair this
meeting -- Unless Belinda is willing to do that.
6. Meeting #3, "Improve SEPTA's Service," on 2/2 at Point of Destination. We
already have a pledge of attendance from Tom Hutt, and Chris will contact
Marc Stier at W. Mt. Airy Neighbors. Focus of this project could include
W.Mt.Airy Neighbors postcard campaign to Gov. Rendell, or something more
exciting. Also, Chris will try to reach some of the other members of the
Coalition founded by Hutt/Stier last fall. Tom will chair this meeting.
7. Discussion with Jen Ruocco about a NW Greens email newsletter. All
present agreed that we should do this. Jen agreed to edit the newsletter
to write the contents). We discussed guidelines of the contents,
and none of us wanted personal announcements. We thought it better to focus
on our issues and the events we are endorsing. We could not decide upon
frequency (every week or every-other week), and the publication schedule was
left on an "as needed" basis to begin after the February 2nd meeting. The
first newsletter will report to our membership about the outcome of our
three section meetings. This newsletter will function as a Yahoo group, and
Jen will be the moderator.
8. Email consultation with NW Greens membership. We decided to email the
members of NW Greens to ask their agreement and advise on the following
issues: A) endorsement of the "March 20, 2004, Global Day of Action;" B) an
endorsement of future "Pizza & Politics" events scheduled by the Green Party
of Montgomery County; and C) receipt of our newsletter & ideas for contents.
Chris will send this
Did I forget anything?
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