6/10/14

Minutes – OccupyWNC GA – June 10, 2014
Facilitator – Lucy Christopher
7:00  Introduction from all. 3 visitors:
    John Oriel, Michel Barychewski, Daniel Dockweiler and Katie Christofilis
Reports on Old Business
    NAACP branch AB54 Celebration, May 17th at Liberty Baptist church, Sylva. This chapter now has     140 members. The program was the election and       installation of Officers. The The Rev. Charles Lee pastor of Liberty     Baptist was elected President and Avram Freidman was elected 1st Vice Pres. Enrique Gomez, second VP  After installation and     speakers there was a BarBQ luncheon served in the church hall.
    Meeting in Hendersonville with HC-CAFE, May 24th. There was a good turn-out and lots of issues     discussed including the Time Line of Move to Amend. Alan reported that it gives us hope that we     are not alone and we have a good group to share with.
    Bryson City Gasland II movie event, May 31st. Garrett organized this. There were 14 people in     attendance. More events are in the works for Western NC.
    Demonstration  across from Harrahs Casino where the Republicans were holding their State convention, June 7th. Avram organized, on very short notice, a rally with signs to protest issues that are affecting the constituents of these Legislators. Avram relayed the unbelievable process he went     through to obtain a permit on short notice. 100 people may have turned out.
New issues to Consider:
    July 4th event, discussion followed and it was decided we may have a convergence at Monteith Park    (awaiting permit) from 11 – 2. Independence Day Celebration with free speech for all. Committee     includes Alan, Geraldine, Joan and Avram.ALSO MIKE added his name
    Fracking, what’s next.  Garrett was not in attendance but he is working on more ideas with plans to     show Gasland II again.
    MTA Timeline, going forward. Hendersonville has, as yet, not committed to doing the timeline.
    Article “We need a whole new approach” – Allen  Discussion on this to be brought up on June 24th.
    MTA Newsletter – Lucy needs input.
    Nation Builder – Mike – Tabled for further discussion
    Financial report –  Franklin, May 13th amt. $232.52. Collected $30. Amt. in treasury $274.52.
    Discussion on Congressional MTA resolution.
Next GA June 24th  Facilitator, Mike  Meeting closed at 8:50 with Franklin’s heart racing all the time.

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