Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Red Cedar Zen Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 
DATE: September 13, 2017 5:30 PM
PRESENT: Jaren Hoppe-Leonard, Talus Latona, Ken Oates, Anne Mikkelsen, Tim Burnett
ABSENT: Chris Patton
VISITORS: Judith Koontz

Encouraging Words: Ninety days without verbally complaining, you can rewire your brain, from "Radical Responsibility" ~ Fleet Maul
  

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.

Old Business:  

1.  Ken will complete a building emergency report and deliver it to Building Manager, Scott Allen.

2.  Ken has sent a participant waiver form to Wilderness Programs Coordinator, Bob Penny for his review.

     New Business:

    1.  Clerk Position:  The Board is actively seeking a replacement for the position of Clerk. The clerk collects, deposits and logs cash and checks.

    2.  Zendo Workgroup Report: Jaren and Tim reported that some positions are in-between transitioning.  Bob Rose will continue   as Tenzo. Jaren will assume position as Retreat Manager. Hannah Sullivan will take over position as INO.

    3.  Movie Nights:  RCZC has agreed to sponsor (with Shambala Meditation Center) two Buddhist movies.  "The Last Dalai Lama," a portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, will be showing at the Limelight Cinema on Friday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.. After the screening Tim has agreed to offer a Q & A session on Buddhism.  The Limelight is located at 1416 Cornwall Avenue.Instead of the usual Red Cedar Wednesday night, we'll go to the second movie, Thich Nhat Hanh's "Walk With Me," to be shown at the Pickford Film Center on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.. After the film, Shambala will offer Q & A and guided meditation in the theatre. Pickford Film is located at 1318 Bay Street.


    Next Board Meeting: October 4 at 5:30 p.m.



      respectfully submitted, Anne Mikkelsen

     

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