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Event Calendar / O.N.E. Monthly Meeting - 7pm Sept. 13, 2019 POTLUCK 6PM
« Last post by Tracy Meal on August 11, 2019, 10:18:51 AM »
Our monthly meeting will be held at 7pm at the Theodosia United Methodist Church on Hwy 160 in Theodosia. All are welcome to attend.

POTLUCK 6PM


Presenter: TBD
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Event Calendar / O.N.E. Monthly Meeting - 7pm August 9, 2019
« Last post by Tracy Meal on August 11, 2019, 10:17:03 AM »
Our monthly meeting will be held at 7pm at the Theodosia United Methodist Church on Hwy 160 in Theodosia. All are welcome to attend.

Presenter: Amber Johnnson - Rural Renaissance objectives
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Monthly Member Talks / Amber Johnson rural Renaissance Collaboration
« Last post by Tracy Meal on August 11, 2019, 10:00:11 AM »
Update email from Amber Johnson is copied and pasted below. Please read for info regarding the Rural Renaissance objectives.

Tracy




I’ll aim to be brief. Topics for group deliberation below.

In the spirit of the RR mission...

Old News:
1. We have now enrolled New Haven, the O.N.E. Group and as previously mentioned, representative from the Sierra club,in the use of the Ozark village community calendar so as to help synch annual calendars.
2. Game plans needed soon for RR booth at O.A.C.C. : **Printed literature,( takes time)  sign up sheets, Map, tables, volunteers, Set-up & breakdown, etc.
3. Would the 1st Tuesday of the month work for "in person" RR mtgs for the fall season?

New news:
1. Request & call for vendors for all here to “Save the Date” for the Mountain Grove Maple Fest October 26, 9am 4pm for a Rural Ren “mini flash mob Ozark nation pop-up festival” / Collaborative booth and (or row of booths.)
Invite more to come out and play in the sand box too!

2. Sharing and moving forward the Conversation for a Co-Operative  "Ozark nation” full page add!
Amelia is getting us cost and deadlines. Short Term goal( Now):  Add before and to promote O.A.C.C. to “Ozark nation network” and beyond.
Long Term & consistent quarterly updates in Ozark Agrarian Newsletter & an Annual Full Page add for 2020 complete with “meme’s of our ethos, Logos & calls to action. As well as our largest current annual events, location and contact info of all who choose to participate. I am making wild assumptions that all on this list are in or at least interested.
            
So, the page is already pretty full with:
The OZARK Agrarian New and Their Slacker solstice event
O.N.E Group and the ONE Congress
O.A.C.C.
Scum Suckers
Missouri Herbs
Rural Ren and events/ work parties
Meadow Brook
Little Farm Store

3. As mentioned in the O.A.C.C. Resolutions… it is suggested that we develop a consistent and reproducible way to communicate with ourselves as well as out to the greater Ozarks public about our Ecologically responsible products and services as well as updates and on Ozark Nation Goals. Most gratefully, we already have the Ozark Agrarian News! From there we can weave An "Ozark Communications Web” if you will.( The above “Co-op add" would be the “launch”.)

 What is possible to us and what that can look like is An Annual Ozark Nation collaborative marketing, advertising and promotion campaign, with material designed to be used in multiple media mediums.

Distribution and details includes:
*1 full page add in Ozark agrarian news at least quarterly with updates on the Goals of each sphere of ourselves at level of civilization.
*Post on Ozark Village Community calendar. ( edits needed to maximally utilize the allotted calendar categories)
*Full Page submitted into at least 1( For now) Ozark yearly publication.
*Each brick and mortar location can “sponsor" 5,10,15 color copies in your location.
*List of business names sent to at least 2 local radio stations for their P.ublic S.ervices A.nnouncements on the “ Business that support local”. (Major events separate listing)
*”Co-Op Ad" printed into posters & posted in local businesses we have (our will create) relationships with. ( Goal: 2 new "biz friends a year" per business or organization, I digress)
*Email with attachment to RR data base.
* Of course we have learned and integrated Facebook events Posts.
* Automated phone Services
*Perhaps Dez can send it out on her newsletter!?

 I have written a Standard procedure for all of this and other essential tasks and function in the Rural Renaissance SOP’s.

If you would like to get more info about the details including cost( Which should be considerably inexpensive) Please responded to this email.

Possible Future Topic:
   *Collaboration with Sierra club, Mo Dept of Natural Resources & "Ozark Nation” participants for creation of Bryant Creek Trail system beginning in 2020 and how to support the Global acknowledgment & protection of Ozark forest as Carbon sequestering zone.
   * As mentioned in O.A.C.C. resolutions the compiling and creation of "Ozark Green Pages” (Form already made and called Ozark Agrarian Directory. as named by Amelia) Form sent out via Ozark Communications web and events.


Simplifying from the many into O.N.E.!!   Enough out of me.  Go Team!   

Ho’Oponopono

-You creating me, creating you, creating me.
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Meeting Minutes / Monthly Meeting Minutes from 8-9-19
« Last post by Tracy Meal on August 11, 2019, 09:57:40 AM »
Meeting was called to order at 7:10pm on 8-9-19

Board Members Present:
Jule Kruger

Also Present:
No recorder available tonight

Meeting minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved without correction after a motion by Jon Kruger, second by Jule Kruger, none opposed.

Treasurer’s Report:  See attachment, read and approved without correction after a motion by Jule Kruger, second by Pearl Schneider , none opposed.


Old Business –

The Sorghum meeting was cancelled due to a family health emergency and needs to be rescheduled to discuss future plans to complete the Sorghum cook shed at the Ledbetter Store. Per Jon, Bill Barnes will brushhog at the Ledbetter Store when he is available to do so. Jon stated that someone unknown had already covered the cooking area with plastic at the site when he arrived to take care of it.

New Business -

Planning for the ONE Congress next spring needs to start soon. Per Jon and Jule , Jeffery Goss will be contacting the school about their schedule. The preferred dates are the last Saturday in March or the 1st Saturday in April of 2020.

Announcements -

Next meeting is on Sept 13, 2019 and it will be a potluck at 6pm

Presenter -

Amber Johnson – Rural Renaissance collaboration with O.N.E. Group

See attached info and additional post on this forum, http://ozarksneighborlyexchange.com/SMF/index.php?topic=663.0 Rural Renaissance wants to collaborate with local like minded groups and create a cooperative calendar of events and meetings. The idea is to use existing local resources to meet goals from the OACC resolutions using advertising and networking. Watch Ozarks Agrarian News, published by Amelia LaMair for more information.

Motion to adjourn meeting  -

at 8:54 pm - A motion was made by Jule Kruger, second by Tracy Meal, none opposed.

Meeting Minutes Recorded by Tracy Meal, 8-9-19
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Meeting Minutes / Minutes of the 7-13-19 meeting
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on August 08, 2019, 11:21:37 AM »
OZARKS NEIGHBORLY EXCHANGE
Minutes of the July 13, 2019 Meeting

   George called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and read the Mission Statement.
   Minutes were missing; Suzanne was absent in June, and only about half the meeting was recorded on Thom's Mp3 player.  However, it was agreed that the group did vote to change the meeting date to the second Friday of the month.
   Treasurer's Report:  Balance is $784.85.  Income $8 (donation); expense $76.86 (brochures, hall rental); balance $716.17.  Jon moved to approve; Jule seconded; approved without opposition.
   Sorghum:  Jon said we need to mow at Ledbetter's (Johnson grass, volunteer sorghum).  The trusses need to be covered with a tarp.  Jon moved that we buy a suitable tarp for up to $50 from the Sorghum and Songfest fund.  Pearl seconded; approved without opposition.
   Jon hasn't talked to Elaine since last winter; at that time, we told her we could hire someone to finish the building.  Dusty was willing to do it, but he's working full-time and may not be available now.  The contract with Elaine goes through April, 2022; we need to ask her how she feels about the building progress.
     Tom K said the consortium should meet and take a hard look at the work that needs to be done, and decide if we really want to, or can, continue.  For instance, the stack is warped has to be completely rebuilt before any other building is done; and the pan has flaws.  Without the rest of the project in place, a building won't do us any good.  He said we should have a meeting at Ledbetter's to see the many challenging issues.
   Jay noted that consortium members Bill, Chuck, and Roy don't want to do sorghum anymore; he said we should give up and put the pan up for sale.
   George stopped the discussion, saying we can't decide this now; everyone interested should get together and decide.  Jon said they would, before the next meeting.
   Chipper:  Lisa gave George $40 in chipper-use donations, but asked for $10 back for fuel.  The grease zirks were painted over, so she replaced them, but couldn't get grease into some of the new ones.  We have new blades, but haven't installed them yet.  Lisa hasn't replaced the battery, but still intends to.
   Work party:  Jule said their wall-building work parties were successful; there was plenty of help.  They got about 300 logs in (of about 1200).  They're doing 40 at a time by themselves, working about 6 hours every other day.  There were no new work-party requests.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
   Magda noted that Patrick needs prayer.  He was hospitalized in April with kidney trouble – while there, he had  pneumonia – and he's now on dialysis.
   Alex Edwards is trying to build a camp on his property outside Gainesville.  He said there will be a homesteading expo Sept. 6-7 in Neosho. 
      The Methodist church will have a rummage sale Aug. 2-3 right here in the Fellowship Hall.  The men of the church will sell tools and outdoor items in the yard.  Hours are 8-2 Friday, 8-noon Saturday.
   Program:  Jeffrey gave a talk on the history of sorghum cultivation in Ozark and surrounding counties.
   Thom moved to adjourn; Pearl seconded.  Adjourned 9:06.
                                                                                               Suzanne Meeks, Secretary

     
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Telephone Messenger / Re: Aug. 9 Meeting - Amber's talk
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on August 08, 2019, 11:19:32 AM »
Hello,
      This is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, reminding you of our meeting tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 9, at the Methodist church.  Amber Johnson will give a talk on community-building, so I hope attendance will be good.   Unfortuantely, I will be out of town, and so will Thom and his Mp3 player, so I hope someone can take notes for some semblance of Minutes.  I'm posting the July Minutes on the bulletin board by the door, and, of course, they're online.  Please go and hear what Amber has to say.  ONE has not focused on Community-building specifically, but it is part of what we've wanted to do. 
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Telephone Messenger / July 12 mtg (meetings changed to the second Friday)
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on July 02, 2019, 10:31:19 AM »
Hello, this is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange.
Minutes of the June meeting are in progress, but in the meantime, you need to know that its proceedings included CHANGING THE MEETING DATE TO THE SECOND FRIDAY.  Things kept getting in the way of the first Friday; we hope this will stabilize our meeting date.  Hope to see you at 7 p.m. on July 12. 
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Work Project Requests / Krugers' work party 6/26 & 6/28
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on June 24, 2019, 05:20:17 PM »
Dear ONEs,
     Jon & Jule will host a work party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, and Friday, June 28.  I understood that they wanted to CUT cordwood -- but this is incorrect.  The wood is  already cut, and will be combined with mortar to form walls.  So instead of chainsaws, take sturdy rubber gloves and small spatulas to smooth the mortar with (Jule says some as small as butter knives are needed for finishing -- and yes, you can use them to draw pictures in the mortar if you're careful!).  As always, if you can stay for lunch, take a dish to pass. 
     Directions:  160 to Co Rd 829 (only turns north) -- 2 mi then R on Co Rd 818 -- 1/2 mi (over low-water crossing) -- L on Cordwood Way. 
                                                                            Suzanne
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Event Calendar / Krugers' work party 6/26 & 28
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on June 19, 2019, 10:14:00 PM »
Dear ONEs,
     Jon & Jule will host a work party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, and Friday, June 28.  I understood that they wanted to CUT cordwood -- but this is incorrect.  The wood is  already cut, and will be combined with mortar to form walls.  So instead of chainsaws, take sturdy rubber gloves and small spatulas to smooth the mortar with (Jule says some as small as butter knives are needed for finishing -- and yes, you can use them to draw pictures in the mortar if you're careful!).  As always, if you can stay for lunch, take a dish to pass. 
     Directions:  160 to Co Rd 829 (only turns north) -- 2 mi then R on Co Rd 818 -- 1/2 mi (over low-water crossing) -- L on Cordwood Way. 
                                                                            Suzanne
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Event Calendar / O.N.E. Monthly Meeting - 7pm July 12, 2019
« Last post by Tracy Meal on June 07, 2019, 07:49:00 PM »
The O.N.E. group will meet at Theodosia Methodist Church at 7pm.

Facilitator- Lisa

Presentation- The history of Sorghum in Ozark County
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