The meeting was called to order at Redwood Cafe around 7pm with introductions all around.  I would like to recreate that here by having each of the folks present at the first town meeting chime in and reply with a short intro.

Hi I am Kelly and I called this meeting to talk about what is going on in our region and to meet other local burners :D  I’m interested in organizing workshops and very excited that one of us has a garage to hold them in monthly, times and dates tbd.

We have an opportunity to submit a proposal for the 2012 CORE burn, and I want to see if there is interest in doing that project.  To give you an idea of the scope of the commitment, here is the East Bay Burners page on their proposal timeline  https://sites.google.com/site/ebbcore/  To answer our question from the meeting it looks like a January 31st, 2012 deadline for initial submission followed by a February 15th deadline for letter of intent.  Here is the page on last year http://www.burningman.com/installations/11_art_core.html

I am also very excited about starting civic projects like this one in LA http://laburningman.com/carver-garden.html where local artists work with students to make recycled scrap into art which is auctioned off to help pay for arts programs in their school.  Several of you work with art and kids and were also excited about this project.  Burners Without Borders is an awesome group of folks doing amazing work, some of it local  http://blog.burnerswithoutborders.org/?p=267 and it’s a great opportunity for us to use already established and proven plans gifted to us by other burners already doing this stuff in their own communities.

We discussed starting threads here to talk about these things using CORE or SCRAPART in the subject line to help organize the emails.

We also said it would be good to let people know about the Facebook group.  if you are on FB join us here www.facebook.com/groups/northbayburners  so we can discuss things with pictures.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the first meeting, I really enjoyed meeting all of you.  Very exciting!  Please chime in here with your name and your notes so we have a record, and also so we can share what we accomplished at the meeting with the rest of us who couldn’t make it in person this time around.

Next meeting will be January 21st, 7pm at Redwood Cafe in Cotati.  See you there!  xoxo  RLL )””(

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