Video Conference for 1st TS meeting
Thanks to the power of the internet, folks from Transition groups across Scotland joined in with a video conference using www.zoom.us technology to video-chat about the development of Transition Scotland and the first set of actions to help us get underway.
Present were, Alan, Maria, Philip, Martin, Eva, David and Pamela. Cheesy grins all round. SMILE for the CAMERA !...
What a great low-carbon use of technology to get us chatting and able to see each other without the need to travel such long distances.
In true Transition Style, we started with a check-in, Inviting each person to reflect on how they were feeling, what they were up to or what kind of mood they were in. A refreshing way to give everyone time and space to talk about themselves and to set a respectful scene were we could appreciate and support those who needed the most hugs...
The main focus of the meeting was to review progress on the Transition Network funding which we had been granted earlier in 2017. This money was to help us maintain and refine our web presence (domain names and website content), to design and deliver a survey of all of our followers and supporters to find out where they were at, and what potential there is for folks to join existing groups or to form new ones. We also discussed the practicalities of introducing elements of Sociocracy into our practices to ensure everyone gets an equal chance to comment on new policies/procedures/etc, and finally we also spoke about the planning of a Transition Scotland Gathering later in the year in Dunbar.
Its early doors for TS, but the basics are there. We dont have to travel to meet and agree things, and we can benefit from remaining in contact on a regular basis to support each other and to support the development of our Scottish regional hub for the Transition Network.
If you would like to get involved then we have plenty of space for new faces. Lots of activities going on and much to do for 2018 and beyond.
Watch this space for news of the Gathering, dates, times, venues, costs, expenses options, etc.
Hugs to all - Transition Scotland's Core Circle