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After a successful meetup at the Six Mile, let's schedule another one.

We had our first meeting on Sunday November 6. Rafael Zambrana, Ed Nelson, and myself (Jason Grenier), attended and the meetup went well. A few of the highlights are:

1) Need to think about ways to reach out to people and network. Decided to create a Facebook page. We have to decide on a name for the page. One suggestion is "d@w-Victoria", because that is how it is listed on the Democracy at Work webpage. We can discuss other names.

2) We came to the conclusion that not everyone who joins our group will be interested in starting a WSDE; the purpose of d@w-Groups is to connect with others locally who want to support and promote coops, too.

3) Starting a business is never easy and always time consuming! Best to consult with others involved to get a sense of time and financial commitment that everyone can afford.

4) It's not easy to work together with other people, because it demands a certain level of personal maturity to put ourselves in other people's shoes, and share the responsibilities as much as the rights that we achieve working together.

Let's continue this conversation at our next meeting at the Victoria Library. I picked a different date and time in hopes it is more convenient to more people.


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  • Jason

    Anyone interested in meeting with the owner of WildFire bakery, which intended on becoming a Workers' Self Directed Co-op in year 2000, but ended up becoming a family owned restaurant? Apparently, it is a bit of a story. We would have to meet between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week.

    2 · November 10

    • Ed N.

      Hi Jason, I can't really get away from work during office hours. But you should go ahead with a meeting and then get back to the group with what you found out. I'd be very interested.

      November 18

    • Rafael

      Yes I would like to find out what happened with that enterprise. Why they decided not to forma coop. Once you know the time and place, let me know to schedule.

      November 22

  • Jason

    How about this idea for a Co-op?

    https://preciousplastic.com/en/

    November 18

  • Jason

    How is everybody feeling about the Trump win?

    November 9

  • Gwen

    Hi Jason... just scheduled another appointment for this Thursday.. hopefully next time.. Good luck with all.

    November 7

    • Jason

      Not this Thursday. Nov 24.

      November 8

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