SDS Minutes 11/06/10
Last Weeks Minutes
We re-arranged and re-decided on categories for WWW
Temporary Structure (Tabled)
Winter Week Workshop
Update Ben (We re-arranged and re-decided on categories)
Steven B. and SDS Dallas
SDS Preamble Draft
SDS Table Supplies for Peace Fest
We all still need to read the consensus literature
We will use consensus to write a constitution (which we need for UNT) in order to be an organization before we have the WWW. This way we can practice consensus.
Winter Week Workshop
New Schedul (See Mike's notes)
Pick Days (Ben picked Democratic Theory)
We decided on the two day class one day break.
We decided to do it on the dates of ……
Thursday the 6th & Friday the 7th
Saturday and Sunday off
Monday the 10th & Tuesday the 11th
Thursday the 13th & Friday the 14th
*** IS THE CAMPUS CLOSED ON THE DAYS WE ARE PLANNING TO HAVE THE WORKSHOP AND IF SO WHERE THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO DO IT?
We read it and had feedback.
That's a good preamble, but people shouldn't sign it, they should sign the constitution.
The wording of how, what, and why they are signing it should be worded very carefully.
What are they agreeing to when they sign this? What are the consequences. What does signing this mean?
Preamble, should read more like “I understand it is the function of this group to achieve these ends and values.” It should not a statement about themselves personally.
Should be more like signing a syllabus for class. It's a tool to make sure people know what they're getting in to.
Constitution should be much more nuts and bolts and unambiguous. You agree to use these procedures.
Membership: When it's okay to kick someone out. Which is tantamount to what the required principals are. Should be clearly defined who's in and who's out and should be decided by unanimous consensus.
Signing will mean that people have read and understood
Explicit things that people must agree to to be a member
Signing will mean that people must agree
Peace Festival Table
Flier with details (like the dates or something) explaining the SDS Action Workshop with an email for people to contact us for the specifics. – Garrett? Sorry buddy, we're inept.
Banner (the old one), literature (explaining what sds is)
El Centro sds
Invite them to the SDS Action Workshop? YES!
Meet at 3:00 PM next Saturday
Bring the paperwork for becoming a student group (Garrett already has it)
Have the Consensus book read and discuss it – On Conflict and Consensus by C.T. Butler -
Discuss the preamble
Discuss the constitution