Monday, March 10, 2008

Notes from the March 05, 2008 Do Something Charlottesville meeting

NOTES prepared by Jennifer (thanks again Jennifer)

We had a fabulous meeting on Wednesday! We've got a lot of exciting events coming up...the Trees on Fire concert is Thursday, March 13 and the Better World Betty reception is March 25! Next month we're going to participate in Earth Day and in June we're going to have a
mountaintop removal exhibit in the Festival of the Photograph!

Let me know if you have any edits or comments about the notes!!!


-- It's rarely necessary to respond to the entire group. In most cases, it's appropriate to respond to the author only. When you "reply" to an email from, you are replying to the ENTIRE group. To avoid this, cut and paste the author's email into the "To" field and delete the googlegroups address.

-- When you send an email that requests responses from the group, add an instruction about replying to your email address and then put your email address in the body of the email to make it easier to find.

-- If you want to delete all of the emails that you get from, it's possible to view all of the messages from the group here:

-- Just try to be thoughtful of how much stuff you're sending to :)

IDEA: Shirley suggested creating two separate email addresses -- one for group business and organization and a separate thread for a monthly newsletter directed toward people who aren't involved with the month-to-month planning and organization. We'll talk about this at the next meeting.


Send comments to DEQ -- DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

Here's the link to send your comment from the Appalachian Voices site:

I tried to find a way to directly comment on the VA DEQ website; not surprisingly, it wasn't easy. This appears to be the address of the person receiving comments about air quality permits: Monica Harvey

Trees on Fire Concert -- Thursday, March 13, Satellite Ballroom

- Email sign up for Do Something Charlottesville (Jennifer)
- Laptop with a presentation about mountaintop removal mining
- DSC Sign (Jennifer)
- Binder with coal information (Michael)
- Bookmarks with list of DSC past and future activities (Michael and

- North 29 (Frances and Peter)
- Piedmont (Kelly)
- Tandem (Michael)
- Mellow Mushroom Kickball after party (Jennifer)
- Work, gym, etc. (Everyone)

- 7:30 to 8:30: Peter and Kelly
- 8:30 to 9:30: Dawn
- 9:30 to 10:30: Michael
- 10:30 to 11:30: Jennifer

Fundraising ideas:

- Auction a share of Dominion
- Auction a book from Jim Bryan

Better World Betty Reception -- March 25, 4 pm to 7 pm, at Feast

Bring Flyers to March 13 concert (Kelly)
Publicity by Tuesday, March 18 (Jennifer)
Flyer (Everyone)

IDEA: Buy shares of Dominion stock. Peter did some follow-up with this:

"For single share purchases the transaction fees would be about 75 dollars to buy the 40 dollar stock. ...It might be worth considering becoming an 'investment group' ...and buy stock directly from Dominion -- we would all then be joint owners and have all rights and privileges of being shareholders in Dominion. The minimum direct share purchasing is $350, which would not require broker fees and would be roughly the equivalent of 9 shares. I don't know all the details about how this works as an investment group, but you can check out (or pass on) the information at


Jim Bryan gave a short presentation on positive action research. He offered several resources for learning more about this. See Jim for more info.


Festival of the Photograph (Dawn and Kelly)

Register to table at Earth Day on April 19 (Dawn)

Dominion's Shareholder Meeting on May 9


- Mission Statement
- Funds
- Google groups management

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