December 10, 2007

Sign Up for a NAWC Committee!

Recently the Northland Anti-War Coalition voted to establish 4 standing committees: a process committee, finance committee, outreach committee and vision committee. These committees are designed to better divy up the work of the organization, make it easier for people to volunteer with NAWC, and to make for smoother, and less hectic general meetings.
Here is summary of what each of the committees purpose is:

-PROCESS COMMITTEE: Responsible for facilitating meetings, welcoming new members (incl. hosting the "coffeehouse" social that'll take place half an hour before each regular NAWC meeting) and staying attentive to interpersonal and power dynamics in the coalition.

-FINANCE COMMITTEE: Tend to book-keeping and fundraising. They'd also be empowered to approve minor expenses (under $100?) by working groups.

-OUTREACH COMMITTEE: Responsible for reaching out to new activists (tabling, leafleting) and groups, with special attention to broadening the Coalition's diversity. They'd also maintain a speaker's bureau & work with the media.

-VISION COMMITTEE: This committee would assess our mission statement and broad agenda, and help map out a strategy based on the needs and strengths of the Coalition and allies in the region. It could be temporary and reactiviated as needed (perhaps annually) & include reps from a broad array of member groups as well as seasoned local community organizers.
At our meeting this past Sunday we divided up into the four committees. But, these committees are open to anyone to join at any time. If you would like to be a part of one of these committees, please email me at and I'll put you in touch with them.

The committees will meet after each of the regular bi-weekly NAWC meetings [2nd & 4th Sunday of each month, 2pm at Chester Creek Cafe] at no later than 3:30pm. The committees are also free to meet at other additional times in the need arises.

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