OB fundraising

OK, I will open a real sticky topic with the minimum of words. OB is rapidly depleting its funds- so rapidly that we have to fret every time we approve a small budget request.  We obsess about money "leaking out"--- what about trying to get some inflow going?
Is it time to have a real discusssion about ways OB could raise funds? So that OB will be able to do more good things?

I am proposing a community gathering working group

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I would like to propose a community gathering working group.  We are organizing a similar group on Cape Cod.  Basically we want to include 3 basic elements: free food, live or dj'd music, and information tables.  For information tables we want to include some as what we see to be key to being effective and accessible.  These would include lobbies and collectives.  For lobbies; prison rights and psychiatric hospital rights.  For collectives we will include a craftwork collective and a farming collective.  These collectives are also work/learning environments.

I would like to propose a community gathering working group

I would like to propose a community gathering working group.  We are organizing a similar group on Cape Cod.  Basically we want to include 3 basic elements: free food, live or dj'd music, and information tables.  For information tables we want to include some as what we see to be key to being effective and accessible.  These would include lobbies and collectives.  For lobbies; prison rights and psychiatric hospital rights.  For collectives we will include a craftwork collective and a farming collective.  These collectives are also work/learning environments.
Thank you.

S30 Floating an Idea

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S17 was great--hopefully we can make S30 great too. OB Radio is hosting a benefit Sunday, Sept. 30. At the last GA/SAA the idea of also having an action was floated. One of the advantages S30 has over S17 is that it's at the end of the month, a time that is very important for all financial institutions. What about an early morning picket on Friday, 9/28 at a financial institution, followed by a day long pow-wow on SOLUTIONS?

proposals for OB structural renewal

hello OB and ships at sea
I'm passing on some ideas for OB structural changes that went around in an email thread a couple weeks ago. Generated some postiive interest. Background, some of you have heard that OB is maybe not at peak health and strength right now, and there is wrangling and grumbling about what to do about it. GA attendance is off, budget problems have been persistent and hard to resolve, OB future course uncertain. Factions and working groups don't talk or know enuf about each other. What to do? Could we try--

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