Meeting Minutes 1/11/18

Moderating: Andira
Co-Moderator: Bob
Taking Notes: Larry
Also Attending: Josslyn, Erica and Jewel

Agenda:
—Treasury Report – Andira – 2 minutes
—February calendar draft – Lacey – 2 minutes
—Look Sharp Update – Andira – 10 minutes
—CR becoming Community Partner w/Localz of Lincoln -Larry -10 minutes
—Fall For Pride – Lacey – 20 minutes
—VERGE anniversary – Lacey – 5 minutes
—Treasury Report – Andira – 2 minutes

Andira reported we have $5,610.03 in the Credit Union

—February calendar draft – Lacey – 2 minutes
Tabled for next meeting/online.

—Look Sharp Update – Andira – 10 minutes
Event scheduled for Friday Night at The Commons from 7-9 PM
Andira reported she had seen the presentation materials and it looked like the Event was going to be very good. (Editor’s note, it was.)

—CR becoming Community Partner w/Localz of Lincoln -Larry -10 minutes
Localz of Lincoln is currently trying to build a support base, for Non Profits like ourselves there
is a category called “Community Partner” It sounded to me like a way to strengthen and formalize the relationship Common Root has had with FlyDogz and Only for the Fly for some time now. Andira was concerned to know what exactly any benefit to Common Root would be. Larry will try to have answers to that by the next meeting. Cost to Common Root would be $150/year.

—Fall For Pride – Lacey – 20 minutes
Tabled until next meeting

—VERGE anniversary – Lacey – 5 minutes
Tabled until next meeting

–Values: What is Common Root all about? -Andira -30 minutes

Andira lead a brainstorming session about what the most important values are shared by the Common Root volunteers. Among ideas brought up:
Free Culture – Space
Inclusivity
Community
Supporting Local Businesses
Free Thinking
Arts
Education
Skillshares “The Teachin’”
Activism

Andira pointed out many parallels with Outlinc:
Empowerment
Leadership
Involvement
Equality
Creativity

Our Mission Statement was passed around for review.
Jewel suggested it might boil down to “Free Culture, Free Space, Free Thinking”

Bob suggested we might look into renting The Ferguson House here in Lincoln for possible use for events similar to the two Music & Poetry nights we’ve had previously. 

Several suggestions were made for possible future Movie Nights including:
Rain
Moonlight
Milk
Precious
Hidden Figures
Apartment for Peggy
Snowpiercer

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Common Root Voting Quorum:
1 board member
3 key holding members
1 other attendee

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