Minutes for the General Assembly on Saturday, 12-31-11

December 31, 2011 in General Assembly by occupybatonrouge

New Years Eve General Assembly


On December 31, 2011 Occupy Baton Rouge held our nineteenth General Assembly.

Facilitated by: Fini

Stack: Sean

Notes: Courtney

MLK: Still uncertain about what to do for this event because the past MLK Day organizer is recovering from a surgery.

Radio Group: Dave gave suggestions, looks like we need equipment b/c Radio may not have enough for live show. (We need equipment?)

* It can be done anywhere

* Vicki might know someone to borrow equipment from

* Application is for 8 30-minute shows

* Haven’t yet said when we can start

* Still need an interview? And a training?

o We need people or a person (depending on how many they need) to do this

o Need 6 months of training to learn how to do this

Current Events: Occupy Houston won’t be evicted anytime soon, one of last major occupations

Finance: Spoke with David Brown, advised to start after 1st of year. Also suggested we go to Department of State off of Essen and bring a copy of our latest minutes and the names of OBR officers

* We need a Bank Account for Paypal

Proposal: 300$ will be spent on tshirts and flyers to be given out at MLK Day. (Flyers for everyone but any extra tshirts will be given to only more receptive and interested people). Number of each will be determined later depending on costs

It was also suggested that we maybe post on website for tshirt and/or paint donations. Also, check up on Bruce and Donna because it was said that they had expressed they may donate for tshirts

Spanish Town will be contacted for possible Spanish Town Parade participation and possibly our Art Show. It was suggested that we could possibly put up art at the Downtown City Market when they have art shows

Also, need to contact Bricks and Bombs about possible art show

Following the end of the GA, most of us got to work on making tshirts. We found that it was a much more difficult task than expected. Sean, Fini, and Courtney left to visit Mt. Zion Church but found it was empty.


Japheth Dupuis

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