Thanks to our fellow peacemaker, Matt Gordner, who generously took notes, we're proud to publish the minutes of last night's productive Volunteer Chat, in which we again tackled specific aspects of MEPEACE.org's transformation. Feedback welcome!
Sunday, June 20, 2010, 21:30 – 22:30.
MEpeace Volunteer Meeting
***Clara Singer will lead the area ‘inform,’ including documentation, calendar maintenance, resources provision, and other forms of information. Once Oliver and Clara discuss, the ball will start rolling.
***Clara will Matt Gordner and Narda Azaria Dalgeish about assisting in this area.
***Matt and Eyal Raviv will be meeting to discuss sustain and will report back.
***Eyal volunteered to help with the ‘Links team’. Clara invites all to assist once she meets with Oliver.
***Clara has set up a googlegroups site for ‘inform’ so anyone interested is invited to email her (firstname.lastname@example.org).
***Those who take responsibility in one of these teams are automatically part of the Steering Committee.
***Waleed Hammad (waleedpeace@gmail) is leading ‘inspire,’ including Facebook, languages, events, media, and special projects. Basil Keilani will offer assistance and counsel where and when possible.
***As a general point, ‘inspire’ needs to be developed in order to cultivate a stronger community of volunteers. In particular, the facebook and Arabic areas should be given primacy. With more volunteers MEpeace will be able to develop full teams (4 or 5 people) who can then begin the transformation.
***Events, media, and special events are things that follow from facebook and language appeal.
***Oliver will first talk to Clara, and then Waleed. Oliver and Waleed will talk Monday the 28th of June at 20:00 Hebron time.
***A concern was raised regarding the overlap of areas and how it will be possible to collaborate on projects that crisscross. But when all areas and teams are manned it shouldn’t be a problem to open lines of communication between the areas. The divide is meant to divvy out responsibilities, so flexibility will be a must to some extent, yet majority responsibility will fall on the Steering Committee to decide and allocate responsibility in addition to Sunday meetings.
***Narine Melikyan has volunteered to support multimedia and promotion.
***All areas will have support from the Volunteer Coordinator, Oliver and Eyal.
***Inform: Eyal suggests that working on documentation as a first step, but he defers to Clara for oversight and trusts her vision.
***Book recommendations need to go in the ‘Links’ page.
***Summary: ‘inspire’ and ‘inform’ will be the first areas to be developed.