This is a serious collective, and there are certain expectations that have been
set for members. If you want to become a member, read
the criteria. If you are willing to abide by the membership criteria, contact a
member of the collective, and you will be invited to the
next meeting and asked to sign a membership roster with your contact
information, schedule, etc.
Note: You do not need to be a member to work with the collective on
- Commitment of time and effort.
Members must have the time and willingness to do work. (it would really help to live in East King county)
- Constant Communication.
Members must keep in touch with each other regularly outside of meetings via the
listserv, email, phone, etc. We cannot emphasize
the importance of this enough.
- Belief in and education about Social Anarchism
This is after all, an Anarchist collective.
- Try to show up at every meeting.
Unless there is a good reason. Tell us the good reason beforehand.
- At every meeting, bring something, and take something
Every member is supposed to come up with ideas before each meeting. Everybody
participates at meetings. Everybody takes work to
do back home with them, unless there is a good reason not to.
The first Thursday of the month is set aside for a collective meeting,
with the facilitator rotating amongst the members.
In addition to the monthly meeting there will also be spontaneous, or
'wildcat,' meetings that can be called by any member of the collective. The
member who calls a spontaneous meeting will also be the facilitator for the
Whoever calls the 'wildcat' meeting is delegated a certain amount of
responsibility. The person who calls the meeting is the facilitator
for the meeting.
- A) Sets a primary topic for the meeting
- B) Contacts people in the collective, and organizes the meeting.
- C) Tries to place the meeting at a convenient time for everyone
- D) Ensures an orderly meeting. For example, if two people are talking at the
same time, the facilitator may tell them to talk one at a time, and appoint who talks first etc. The Facilitator may act as leader, not in
decision making but for the purpose of keeping an
- E) Makes sure that all positions have been heard and ample time for
discussion has taken place before a vote, if necessary, is taken.
Dissenting positions will always be highlighted.
- F) Takes notes at the meeting, and posts them on the listserv.
When consensus cannot be reached on a major decision, such as changing a
rule, a vote will be taken. Decisions will pass with an 80 percent