Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 9, 2009 Meeting Minutes

Main Meeting:
• Whitney introduces new meeting format
- Position of “Facilitator” will be rotated among members for each meeting.
- The role of the Facilitator will be to set the meeting agenda as well as focus on the meeting organization.
- Facilitator for the March 16th meeting will be Brent Rowley.
- If there is something you would like to have on next week’s agenda, contact Brent at brent.rowley@gmail.com
• Individuals who went to Power Shift shared their experiences and explained the Power Shift Platform
- For more information about the Power Shift Platform, contact Martha Sample.
• Earth Day
- There was a brief discussion about the committee working on Earth Week. The committee is looking for volunteers!
- Earth Week is April 20-24, with Earth Day on April 22, 2009. Anybody interested in volunteering should contact Martha Sample or Derek Kanwischer.
• Lobbying during the US Congressional Recess
- UMCAN is going to request to meet with Montana's Congressional Representative and Senators during the Recess.
- Letters are going to be sent to all three Montana Congressmen requesting a meeting during the week of April 20-24. The Congressmen will be asked if they could meet at the University of Montana.
- A basic calendar for the mailings will be sent out with the emailed version of the minutes.

• Nick Stocks from Seeds For Peace came to the meeting and shared information about the organization he works with. They are planning a future campaign against certain actions carried out by Northwest Energy and PPL. Anyone who is interested can contact Nick at 208-240-3253
• Montana Conservation Voters are having a Lobby Day Training Session this Friday. Find more information at www.mtvoters.org
• Volunteers needed for the Revolving Energy Loan Fund (RELF) Campaign. Contact Sonny Kless if you are interested in helping out. You can also check out the website: www.umrelf.info