5/28/18 Minutes: Upcoming Events, Summer Calendar Distro

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Upcoming Events – We have a Nebraska Left Conference organizational meeting, and we really just need to set up the room. The tables will then be broken down by Friday for our 5th year anniversary movie night! We also need to finalize pizza orders by that day and make a pre-scheduled purchase, perhaps the night before.

2. Calendar Distro – Ty wasn’t able to distro, and calendar distro will be kinda rough this week because of everyone’s schedules. Ty’s gonna try again this Tuesday and Wednesday after work.

3. Nebraska Left Conference – Jackson has officially volunteered our services with a workshop on running radical spaces for the conference. We also have a pretty comfortable treasury right now, so we’re thinking about donating some money. We’re thinking $200 up front, and also potentially donating more as needed.

Tabled items: Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

Meeting adjourned: 7:40 PM

5/21/18 Minutes – So Many Event Reviews!, Summer Calendars

In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Jordan, Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:05 PM

1. Event Reviews – We had a very busy week! (1) We hosted a committee meeting on Tuesday evening for the Red State conference planning. It went well, and they’re planning to meet here again in a couple of weeks. (2) Popcorn Politics was on Friday night. Unfortunately, our turnout was disappointing, because of our DSA friends being double-booked after we scheduled this. (3) We also lent space on Saturday and Sunday for an IWW Organizers Training. They made good use of our facilities, and donated $200 for the use of our space!

2. Calendars – Ty got the calendars printed, and we’ll reimburse him the $12.07 he spent. He’s going to try to get distro done this Saturday.

3. Web events – We spent the rest of our meeting time building online promotion for our early June events.

Tabled items: Summer Calendar, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

Meeting adjourned: 8:30 PM

5/14/18 Minutes: Upcoming Events, Basically Finalized Summer Calendar

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary), Wyatt
Start time: 7:15 PM

(Meeting slightly delayed due to some post-yard sale clean-up time)

1. Event Review – We had our yard sale, and it was a success! We had less stuff to sell than years past, but we sold most everything we had, with a final total $726.90 funds raised altogether and only a few totes worth of stuff leftover to sell next year or via online sales.

2. Upcoming Events – We have a grand total of four days worth of events this week! A committee meeting to plan the Nebraska Left Conference is Tuesday, and we’re hosting. We just need to get the room cleaned up further after the sale. Friday night is Salt of the Earth. Hopefully since the room will already be clean by then, we only need to get the projector and screen up and call it good. Saturday/Sunday, the NE IWW will be here for organizer training. Same deal; should be clean, should be fine. We’ll see what kind of accommodations the group needs, as we’re still not sure the set-up they’d want.

3. Books – We got a ton of books for the library! The latest from AK Press came in, and we also got some donations from a friend. Jackson also bought some books and zines from Indigo Bridge during a sale, totaling $22.51, which he would like reimbursed. We’re chill with that.

4. Summer Calendar – Tentatively, the calendar is done!

June
Friday, June 1st, 7-10 PM: The Black Cat 5th Anniversary People’s Choice Movie Night
Saturday, June 9th, 2:30-4 PM: What is the Prison-Industrial Complex? (a community discussion)
Friday, June 22nd, 7-10 PM: Popcorn Politics: Moonlight

July
Friday, July 13th, 7-10 PM: Popcorn Politics: The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Saturday, July 21st, 1-3 PM: Reading Discussion: Confronting Conspiracy Theories

August
Friday, August 10th, 7-10 PM: Popcorn Politics: Shin Godzilla

http://theconversation.com/why-people-believe-in-conspiracy-theories-and-how-to-change-their-minds-82514

What’s wrong with conspiracy theories

Blackout days: June 16 (Juneteenth), July 5-8 (ISO conference), last three weeks of August (Ty out of town and start of UNL school year)

Link June 9th discussion with June 11th: International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

People’s Choice Options: Salt of the Earth (again), Dr. Strangelove, Terminal City Ricochet(?), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Past Tense, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2”

_In the Intense Now_ will probably not be on DVD in time to commit it to the summer calendar. We should check back when planning for fall.

Health care as a discussion subject?

Meeting adjourned: 9:02 PM

Tabled items: Summer Calendar, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

5/7/18 Minutes: Yard Sale Prep, Summer Calendar

In attendance: Casey, Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator), Wyatt (late)
Start time: 7:12 PM

1. Event Review – We held our Open House/200th Birthday Party for Marx on Saturday and it went really well. We had a ton of food, saw a lot of friends, and even introduced a couple of new people to our space. The timing may not have been ideal, with the yard sale the next week and it being UNL graduation day, so we may choose a different day the next time we use this format.

2. Upcoming Event – Yard sale fundraiser is this weekend! Jackson would prefer to get the street signs up on Thursday night, unless it looks like rain overnight. Jackson and Ty will continue pursuing leads on tables and donations with family and friends. Jackson will get ads up for it online.

3. Summer Calendar –

June
Friday, June 1st, 7-10 PM: The Black Cat 5th Anniversary People’s Choice Movie Night
Saturday, June 9th, 1-3 PM: What is the Prison-Industrial Complex? (a community discussion)
TBA: Popcorn Politics

July
TBA: Reading Discussion (on antisemitism)? Documentary?
TBA: Popcorn Politics

August
TBA: Popcorn Politics

Blackout days: June 16 (Juneteenth), July 5-8 (ISO conference), last three weeks of August (Ty out of town and start of UNL school year)

Link June 9th discussion with June 11th: International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

People’s Choice Options: Salt of the Earth (again), Dr. Strangelove, Terminal City Ricochet(?), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Past Tense, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2”

_In the Intense Now_ will probably not be on DVD in time to commit it to the summer calendar. We should check back when planning for fall.

Health care as a discussion subject?

Ty would like to screen the movie Moonlight for June (Pride Month) and Shin Godzilla for August (Popcorn Politics?).

4. Worktime – We moved on pretty quickly to getting to sorting and pricing donations for our yard sale.

Meeting adjourned: 8:00 PM

Tabled items: Summer Calendar, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

 

4/30/18 Minutes: Open House Party, Summer Calendar Planning

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:02 PM

1. Upcoming Event – We have the open house party on the horizon (Saturday, to be specific). We got several delicious treats, red decorations, and miscellaneous things like plates and straws for the punch, and Ty’s grandpa just delivered the punch bowl today. So we think we’re good to go. We were a little over-budget, but not by much and we’ll be enjoying the food anyway, so Jackson has been approved for reimbursement of the $50 we originally stated our budget to be. We will begin decorating for the event starting tomorrow.

2. Summer Calendar

June
Friday, June 1st, 7-10 PM: The Black Cat 5th Anniversary People’s Choice Movie Night
Saturday, June 9th, 1-3 PM: What is the Prison-Industrial Complex? (a community discussion)
TBA: Popcorn Politics

July
TBA: Reading Discussion (on antisemitism)? Documentary?
TBA: Popcorn Politics

August
TBA: Popcorn Politics

Blackout days: June 16 (Juneteenth), July 5-8 (ISO conference), last three weeks of August (Ty out of town and start of UNL school year)

Link June 9th discussion with June 11th: International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

People’s Choice Options: Salt of the Earth (again), Dr. Strangelove, Terminal City Ricochet(?), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Past Tense, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2”

_In the Intense Now_ will probably not be on DVD in time to commit it to the summer calendar. We should check back when planning for fall.

Health care as a discussion subject?

Ty would like to screen the movie Moonlight for June (Pride Month) and Shin Godzilla for August (Popcorn Politics?).

Meeting adjourned: 8:12 PM

Tabled items: Summer Calendar, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)