Meeting Notes of 26 February 2018

26 February 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Kitchener Public Library, near the Café
Stacey Danckert, Kurt Gaines, Veronica, Tammy McNamee, David Weber, Laurel Russwurm, Zdravko Gunjevic, Trevor Meyer, Bob Jonkman, Michele Braniff, Ingrid Douglas

Mike Schreiner visit, 22 March 2018 as part of Leadership Tour

  • Head Office requests
    • Mike arrives 4:00pm
    • Have 2 events
    • Social Event
    • Stakeholder event

We’ll focus on Social Innovation for Green stakeholders

  • 4:00pm
  • Get community leaders to meet Mike, people with like-minded ideas
    • Aleksandra Petrovich for people involved in Community Hub (Bob)
    • Head of Communitech (Zee)
    • Accelerator Program (Stacey)
    • Working Centre, Joe Mancini (Bob)
    • Leadership Waterloo (Michele)
    •, Stephanie Rozcek (Bob)
    • TREE, Katie Gingerich (Bob)
    • UofW Environmental Studies (Veronica)
    • Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries (Bob)
    • Night Shift, who? Alternatives Journal? (Stacey)
    • Kwartzlab (Bob)
    • Grand River Transit (??)
    • Kitchener Museum (??)
    • Waterloo Museum (??)
    • Arts Pay (Michele)
  • Topic: What changes do you need to do what you do?
  • Venue? Kitchener Public Library
  • Leverages the issue of public library funding
  • Booking the venue soonest! (Zee) – DONE
  • Format
    • Discussion Tables on particular topics
    • Need 2-3 topics to discuss
    • Mike to circulate between tables
    • Facilitator/Notekeeper at each table (one of us)
    • Present summaries to entire group
    • Mike to speak at the end, addresses some concerns
    • Mike/Staff takes along the summaries so all concerns get attention
    • Opportunity for networking with participants
  • Need snacks, beverages
    • Lentil Balls (Bob)
    • Wellesley Apple Cider (Laurel)
    • Refreshments, treats (Ingrid)
  • Signage
  • Must end on time to get Mike to next event
  • Agenda, including an invite to the Social Night at 6:30pm

Community Meet & Greet – 6:30pm

  • Social Night at Descendants Brewery
  • Mike Schreiner has dinner at Descendants (with others by invite)
  • Everyone else invited for 7-9pm
  • Mike gives quick hello and fundraising callout by 8pm

Other events

  • Maple Syrup Festival
    • Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018, starting at 6:00am for setup (Bob and Laurel)
    • Laurel has made contact
    • Kitchener–Conestoga will have an info table and button-making table
    • Celebrity Pancake Flipping Contest (can Mike and/or candidates do this)
    • Someone needs to follow up on this! (Laurel ??)
  • Fair Voting Event and discussion
    • Hold in Cambridge?
    • Venue Zehrs?
    • Check Space Finder for venues
    • Show the movie Whipped
      • Stacey has projector, Zee has access to projectors
    • Fair Vote presentation (David Weber)
    • Q & A
    • Possible event title: Greens Talking on the Edge of Democracy
    • Date: 3rd week in April (between Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 April 2018)

Points of mention

  • Need to have some event in Cambridge
    • New people come to events held in Cambridge that don’t come to KW
    • But some people from Cambridge do come to KW, but travel is onerous
  • The election is less than 100 days away!

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