Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

10.07.2009 Minutes

Red Cedar Zen Board of Directors

Minutes                                                                                                           Wednesday, October 7th  2009

full value contract

We commit:

  • to maintaining physical, psychological, and emotional safety
  • to working together to foster both group and individual goals; giving the group what it needs and individuals what they need.
  • to speaking and listening fearlessly to one another and fully talking things through.

Our Guest’s Business

Next month’s Guest Workgroups: Practice Group, and Zendo & Programs

action: Tim will invite members form these workgroups

Our Old Business

RCDH Logo: Update by Brian

Brian discussed the proposed changes to the logo designs with Talus. talus said he would look at the suggestions and decide if he could make the alterations. This will take some time due to other engagements.

New Treasurer/New VP: Update from Jeff. Discussion about board commitments and activity levels.

Individual members were approached by Jeff and Tim about potential RCZC volunteer positions on the board. No confirmations were made at this time. The Board also reviewed a draft communication chart produced by Brian. The board agreed that this was a confusing reproduction of our organizational chart and would not meet our needs. The conversation turned to the implementation of a comment card with the option to send comments via email as well.

decision: the board agreed not to push this issue any further until after the meeting with Norman Fischer.

action: Brian will draft a comment card for review by the board

Membership Month: Open discussion and updates.

members agreed that this Membership month should be kept simple to focus on  our core offerings. The annual letter will be sent out in November. It will include financial and membership information. After Membership Month the directory will be updated and sent out to RCZC members.

Our New Business

Annual Board meeting: Initial discussion. Previously this was done in November.

Members discussed possible dates and formats for the meeting. Members decided on having it after Saturday Morning zazen, and breakfast. Perhaps a dharma talk would be included

decision: the Annual meeting will be held on January 16th after breakfast at 10:00. (a previous scheduled in November)  


meeting reflection

on relationships, process, values and mission

of good value


upholding the contract                                                                                  

sangha on the horizon

next assembly: November 4th

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