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Wednesday, November 11

  1. page Promos - Newsletter edited ... Never write: "Hey swing dancers!", "Dear dancers ..." "Don't forge…
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    Never write:
    "Hey swing dancers!", "Dear dancers ..."
    "Don't forget ..."
    "This is a reminder ..."
    "Sorry for all the messages ..."
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Monday, July 28

  1. page Organizing - Central Council edited ... The council is comprised of 7 to 9 "at large" members of the Corvallis swing communi…
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    The council is comprised of 7 to 9 "at large" members of the Corvallis swing community -- people who love swing dancing and have contributed positively to the scene for a year or more. Members of the council are equals, in all matters related to the Corvallis Swing Dance Society; all members represent Corvallis Swing to the broader community.
    Mode of operations
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    list at Pivotal Tracker,Circle Blvd, which works
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    to the list, which goes into the Icebox.list.
    The head
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    examines the Icebox,story list, asks questions
    When a council member wants to do something, she looks at the queue of things to do and picks one near the top.
    Weekly meeting
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    Membership in the council lasts basically as long as you want. If you get tired, take a term off -- just give the rest of the group as much notice as you can. We ask for commitment on a term by term basis. In other words, if you get tired halfway through the term, try to stick it out, and take a break next term or become an honorary burnout.
    Further reading
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    scrum team.
    For example, the roundtable / circle is referred to as a 'daily scrum' by the rest of the world; if you use the Internet, you can find thoughts like this to gain a more robust understanding of the methods: http://martinfowler.com/articles/itsNotJustStandingUp.html.
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  2. page Dance event prep list edited These are the things that must be taken care of prior to a monthly dance: ... Stories to Pivota…
    These are the things that must be taken care of prior to a monthly dance:
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    Stories to Pivotal Tracker:Circle Blvd:
    Circle Blvd Story Checklist
    Overview:
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  3. page Dance event prep list edited These are the things that must be taken care of prior to a monthly dance: Add Stories to Pivotal T…
    These are the things that must be taken care of prior to a monthly dance:
    Add Stories to Pivotal Tracker:
    Pivotal TrackerCircle Blvd Story Checklist
    Overview:
    People
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  4. page Circle Blvd Story Checklist edited ... story into pivotal tracker, Circle Blvd, include both Story Title Description
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    story into pivotal tracker,Circle Blvd, include both
    Story Title
    Description
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Tuesday, November 27

  1. page Organizing edited ... Phil's working notes Michelle's thoughts Grants
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    Phil's working notes
    Michelle's thoughts
    Grants
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  2. page Organizing - Grants edited Grants The Corvallis Swing Society might want to pursue funding from grants in the future. Belo…

    Grants
    The Corvallis Swing Society might want to pursue funding from grants in the future. Below are a few examples of local and federal grant programs that the Corvallis Swing Society could apply for:
    Art and culture grants in Benton County
    Database of Oregon grants ( you have to register to use the service)
    Oregon Art Commission grants
    the largest barrier to obtaining grants for the Corvallis Swing Society is that most grants require that the organization receiving the grant be a non-profit. Grants usually have a long application and waiting period and require lots of advanced planning. It is typical for grants to require the recipient to document how the grant was used and to create some kind of report on the effect of the grant to the organization that issued it.

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Monday, October 8

  1. page Organizing - Central Council edited ... Membership in the council lasts basically as long as you want. If you get tired, take a term o…
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    Membership in the council lasts basically as long as you want. If you get tired, take a term off -- just give the rest of the group as much notice as you can. We ask for commitment on a term by term basis. In other words, if you get tired halfway through the term, try to stick it out, and take a break next term or become an honorary burnout.
    Further reading
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    scrum team.
    For example, the roundtable / circle is referred to as a 'daily scrum' by the rest of the world; if you use the Internet, you can find thoughts like this to gain a more robust understanding of the methods: http://martinfowler.com/articles/itsNotJustStandingUp.html.

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Wednesday, October 3

  1. page Organizing - Central Council edited ... Keeps things on track. Keeps an eye out on how to improve the infrastructure of the group. …
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    Keeps things on track.
    Keeps an eye out on how to improve the infrastructure of the group.
    The council burnout does the following:
    Takes a break from organizing. Seriously, do something else for a while.
    The burnout is not responsible for anything, especially commitment.
    Formal position cycle order
    As per tradition, the next council head is chosen by the sitting council head, in any manner he or she wishes. The head of the council then becomes the assistant to the council. The assistant then becomes the council burnout. The burnout becomes a regular member.
    Council term limits
    Membership in the council lasts basically as long as you want. If you get tired, take a term off -- just give the rest of the group as much notice as you can. We ask for commitment on a term by term basis. In other words, if you get tired halfway through the term, try to stick it out, and take a break next term or become an honorary burnout.

    Further reading
    The council borrows its way of operating from the scrum methodology. Replace "head of the council" with "product owner" and "assistant of the council" with "scrum master," and you have a basic scrum team.
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