From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Friday, April 20,[masked]:15 PM
Subject: See You Tomorrow! Future of
Your Event Organizer, Raines Cohen, sent
the following message to some members of The Triangle Intentional Communities
Thanks for your connection, RSVP and support for tomorrow's Future of
Community gathering: http://www.FutureOfCommunity.org/
gathering tomorrow at the Friends Meeting House at 404 Alexander Street in
Durham --- expect at least 50 of us -- and please pass the word in your
communities, forward this message, and invite your friends to join us, we will
have room and want everyone at all interested to get the most of this rare
opportunity. Here's an FAQ to get things rolling.
please call us at[masked] or contact us via the website. Spread the good
word. And we're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Raines and Betsy, your
Cohousing Coaches & Community Organizers Planning for Sustainable
- WHO'S COMING? Ecovillagers. Co-op community builders. Cohousers. Ecohouse
Organizers. Community Founders. Longtime Members. Seekers. Transition Town
folks. Moviemakers. Faith-based communitarians. Community-based
businesspeople. Urban Farmers. And YOU and Your Friends.
- SCHEDULE? The doors open at 9:30 for social coffee time and
registration; OPENING PROGRAM starts promptly at 10 am! Feel free to come
and leave anytime, but if you want to be part of the introductions and make
sure the topics you care about get on the schedule, get there early. We'll
start wrapping up around 4, with formal sessions over by 5 and the conference
bookstore closed by 5:30 so we can finish cleaning up. One of the rooms will
be dedicated to showing videos; we'll have the director of An Idiocratic Life
and the Editor of Within Reach showing clips and fostering discussion, as well
as Visions of Utopia, A New We, and other documentaries.
- PARKING? Use the lot directly across from the Meeting House! Take
the first six slots in each row. Three handicapped spots in Meeting House
parking lot. Please don't park onstreet or use the Ronald McDonald House lot.
Durham Area Transit stops a block away.
- LUNCH? Experience a community-made meal of fresh veggie soup, salad,
fruit, and sandwiches (meat and/or cheese), for $10 or if that doesn't suit
you, bring your own and enjoy it with us, with indoor and outdoor tables with
facilitated conversations by topic/interest/location. We'll also have coffee,
juice, and waters: hot, cold, and bubbly, for sale. BYOWB: Bring Your Own
Water Bottle (and bowl/utensils) if you can, but we'll have plenty on hand.
- CHILD-FRIENDLY? YES! There's a small playground and indoor kid-friendly
space available for parents to keep an eye on children, so you can still be
part of the action.
- ACCESSIBLE - YES, go through the parking lot to a path and ramp into the
Meeting House to get there without climbing stairs; both bathrooms are
wheelchair accessible. If you have other needs, please let us know.
- ELECTRONICS? WIRELESS? Yes and yes -- Feel free to bring laptop
or iPad for note-taking; and if you have a spare, a video projector to help us
share beautiful images and movies of community! An open WiFi network may be
available on parts of the site, but don't rely on it.
- CAN I BRING my flyers, books, posters, models? Yes! Anything left
behind will be recycled unless you've made special arrangements with the
- VOLUNTEER? Yes, please! you are welcome especially for cleanup after
lunch and closing. (if everyone can chip in a little time, 15 minutes to half
an hour would be all it takes to spread the work)
- MONEY STUFF? - We suggest donations of $20 to $45, as you are able; cash,
credit cards, or checks accepted (there's no ATM onsite). 10% of proceeds go
to FIC (plus all book/magazine/video sales and direct contributions).
- Please, no drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons on site!
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