Friday, July 10, 2009

Transition Tidbits

For those of you following our Transition Town OKC adventures, we have several events coming up. Ever since our training in Albuquerque, things seem to be gathering steam. Two weeks ago, several of our members met with a local former minister to brainstorm on the best ways to engage the faith-based community with Transition Town and "going local". Then, one of our team members invited us to speak to the Board of one of her projects, and we were invited to speak to a local university class about TTOKC.

But wait, there's more! This Sunday, my co-chair is screening the DVD of Energy Crossroads at her house so our group can decide if it is suitable for public consumption :). Next Tuesday, we will be tabling at the Local Food Fair, sponsored by the ever-active Sierra Club and Buy Fresh Buy Local, at the historic Harn Homestead. And next Saturday, one of our members is hosting us at her ranch in Jones, OK for a day-long strategic planning retreat.

The retreat is key, because our group needs to determine the best ways to allocate our energy, money and time over the next 6 months - 1 year. We are an all-volunteer organization, with no paid staff members, and most people have jobs, families, gardens, and other volunteer obligations. We want to get more people involved, and empower the people we already have to pursue their passion and ideas. And finally, we need to start reaching critical mass in the next 6 months!

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