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!!!
GOOGLE GROUPS ETIQUETTE
-- 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 DoSomethingCharlottesville
-- 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 DoSomethingCharlottesville
-- Just try to be thoughtful of how much stuff you're sending to DoSomethingCharlottesville
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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)
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 http://www.dom.com/investors
POSITIVE ACTION RESEARCH
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
AGENDA ITEMS FOR APRIL
- Mission Statement
- Google groups management