[Imc-auckland] Over and Out (Was: Meeting Minutes 4/2/07 -Funds, MultiMedia Group, Next Meeting)
strypey at riseup.net
Tue Feb 6 01:24:12 PST 2007
Kia ora koutou
To all those who made it to this weekend's Convergence, great to meet
you / see you again. I'm confident the event was a shot in the arm for
the Aotearoa Indy network and hopefully some of our enthusiasm and
resulting action will spill over into organising at the Oceania/
Pasifica and Global scales.
I want to re-emphasise the importance of face-to-face contact,
especially for addressing the gender balance within Indy as mentioned
by women during my Challenges session in the weekend. I think a
monthly networking meeting and a contact list so people can keep in
touch and initiate small group projects would be a fantastic asset in
a sprawling metropolis like Tamaki Makaurau.
As a current denizen of Poneke, I've been on this list for the
purposes of Convergence organising so I'm going to remove myself
today. Feel free to keep in touch with me on a one-to-one basis
(strypey at riseup.net). Also I encourage all of you to join and
participate in the imc-aotearoa list, this is the space is which this
weekend's networking, debating and plotting can continue. Hopefully we
can all help to find people willing to be Indy contacts in as many
cities and towns as possible and get them to join that list.
The multimedia group sounds great and I look forward to seeing some of
you at the BOOT camp in Whanganui-a-Tara.
Quoting Omar Hamed <ohamed at ihug.co.nz>:
> Kia ora all,
> As you know we had the Aotearoa Indymedia Convergence over the =20
> weekend in Auckland. ((More info on that to be fed back at a later =20
> date)) During the convergence we held a "local caucus" where people =20
> from Auckland (some long time IMCers and some very new) met to =20
> re-establish the Auckland Indymedia Collective.
> The following is our meeting minutes and the decisions to do with =20
> funds need to be ratified over this email list, so read carefully =20
> and if you have any objections nows the time to raise it and for us =20
> to discuss these provisional decisions :
> 1. Bank account signatories- to transfer from Chloe to Omar and =20
> Kathy Lane, ((To people who don't know her: Kathy is a long term =20
> activist who has looked after the GPJA database for ages and is just =20
> getting involved in Indy))
> 2. To transfer the $280 of Auckland Indymedia money that Omar has in =20
> his possesion as a result of donations; to the Indy.org.nz server =20
> Axxs, to help them cover their costs. Also to transfer a further =20
> $220 of Auckland Indymedia funds to Axxs to make the entire donation =20
> to our server $500. Note: $500 was the amount agreed during the =20
> convergence to give to Axxs.
> 3. To make available the use of up to $200 to pay for the exclusive =20
> use of the Oblong internet cafe in Wellington so that we can host =20
> the IndyGeek Bootcamp.
> 4. To make available a certain amunt of funds (yet to be decided) =20
> for Indymedia to purchase a MiniDisc Player as a way of digitally =20
> recording audio for streaming on our website and then to Low Power =20
> FM and Internet stations like Radio Chomsky, podcasting and what not.
> Auckland Mult((i))media Group
> During the meeting we decided that in order to get more people =20
> excited about the potentials of multimedia technology, sharing their =20
> own stories and empowering their communitties we needed a group =20
> that could act as a base in Auckland where people who want to shoot =20
> video/make radio shows/take photos can come to and borrow =20
> technology, gain skills, and coordinate on projects.
> 1. To look into what sort of MiniDisk player and microphone we would =20
> need to make available within the group.
> 2. To produce material advertising the Auckland Mult((i))media group =20
> for distribution digitally and in the real world.
> 3. In the group so far- Omar, Kathy, Davian, Aaron, Phil, Bruce, =20
> Daph, Farrell
> 4. To use the imc-auckland-video list to co-ordinate the groups =20
> internal activities.
> Next Auckland Indymedia Meeting
> When: 1pm on Saturday, March 3rd
> Where: "Brazil" Cafe, on Karangahape Road
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