Delaware County Wage
Peace & Justice
Coordinating Committee Meeting
Notes of Decisions
in Italics (prepared by Robin)
- Check In
- Volunteer to take
We agreed that we should begin to keep simple notes of CC decisions
and include them in an organizational binder, and perhaps on the website,
so that they can be accessed by members.
We have approximately $800. Marj will prepare a year-end financial
report for the general meeting. Marj will look into on-line banking.
- Fundraising Report
We empowered Terry to submit grant proposals according to the grant
schedule he prepared. Sue may want to help. We discussed a proposal
to begin saving a portion of all grant money raised toward hiring a
staff person. We agreed to recommend hiring a part-time staff person
by 2004. We agreed to postpone making the savings proposal until after
we had the first grant money in hand.
- Bread & Roses
Award! (How to use it to energize and build our group)
We agreed to put out a fundraising appeal to the entire list citing
the award. Terry will write the letter and the CC will review it. We
decided to announce a mailing party for January 28, 7 p.m. at the Peace
Updates / Issues
Terry change service; DCWPJ (Marj) pay partial bills
Terry will change phone service to cheaper base charge and WPJ
will start paying the bills. Robin and Terry will determine whether
their internet dial-up service adds to the cost of maintaining the
phone line; if it does, they will contribute that amount to WPJ
to offset the expense.
Marj will go ahead and get it printed.
Robin will e-mail Marj the mission statement to publish on the
homepage. Terry will work on revising the history. We agreed to
ask the working groups and the coalition to prepare monthly updates
of dates/activities for the website.
- Intern (if
we get $)do what, for how much pay
Elizabeth has told Terry she is interested in serving as the
WPJ intern until her stay at Pendle Hill is done in June. We agreed
to offer her $125 per month for approximately 8 hours of work per
week. If she is willing, Robin will supervise her and help identify
and prioritize tasks. All work requests will go through Robin. We
identified some basic tasks: data entry, website updates, phone
calls, minutes, records maintenance, grant research, organizing
our stuff at the Peace Center
- Discuss Working
Groupsupdates, health of groups
- Political &
Robin will schedule a meeting. Terry and Sue agreed to meet with
Suzanne and the rabbi she recommended. Tom, Robin, and hopefully
Suzanne will meet to develop the full-page ad design/text.
- Chester Alliance
We agreed to shift to referring to and thinking of this as the
Peace in the Streets
Peace on Earth coalition. It is still
parallel to the working groups in the sense that it is a program
area that members can choose to work in. We discussed its possible
evolution in relation to WPJ, especially in regard to fundraising
- Community Education
Terry and Sue agreed to set up a meeting with Pat and Dan to
discuss the health/needs of the working group.
- Any others
needed? (e.g., Arts)
We agreed to float the idea of an arts working group to see whether
anyone else wants to take it up.
to achieve full participationreading handout from Robin, discuss
next CC meeting
Robin will copy and distribute the chapters on group process
and problem solving from the facilitators handbook and get them
to CC members at the general meeting. We will discuss them at the
next CC meeting.
- Discuss regional
, state, national coalitions
- PRAWN meeting
Jan. 9; connecting with Chester County peace movement
Marj will try to go to the PRAWN meeting, even though it conflicts
with the WILPF board meeting. Robin will call Amy and ask her to
consider representing WPJ at the PRAWN meetings also. Terry will
contact the leader of the Chester County group.
- State coalition
We are waiting to respond to other leadership on this.
D.C. Jan. 18; United for Peace
We will announce information on Chester County and ANSWER buses.
We will pitch United for Peace at the next meeting.
- Discuss special
presentations at upcoming general meetings
January NV Peaceforce (Marj?) Marj has arranged the speaker
February We agreed to focus on North Korea. Marj will contact
March Del. Co. student organizing (Elizabeth & Terry)
When? Zakiya arrange presentation on Islam Terry will contact
Zakiya about coordinating this either in April or later in the year.
We discussed having a focus on civil liberties. Robin suggested
that we frame it in terms of what the movement is doing, not just
on how horrible everything is. After we know when Zakyiya wants
to do the focus on Islam, Terry will contact ACLU.
- Discuss Sues
proposal for a Listening Project
Sue indicated that WILPF might be the better home for this project,
as it corresponds with WILPFs national program.
- Discuss leadership
development within DCWPJ
We tabled this topic.
- Consider an all-day
retreat for DCWPJ (Terry)
We chose Saturday, March 15 as a date with an optional social event
the Friday before.
- Agenda for Jan.
3 general meeting
We planned the agenda and Sue will prepare it.
- Other CC agenda
We planned the facilitation schedule for the next several meetings:
Jan. Marj & Terry, Feb. Marj & Sue, March Sue & Elizabeth,
April Robin & Terry.