RE: Planning the Agenda for the Meetings
From: Racheli Gai (
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 13:33:01 -0600 (MDT)
>From Racheli at Sonora Cohousing, Tucson.

Hi Maggie,
It seems to me that one could delegate the role of agenda-maker to one or
two people even within the framework of straight-forward consensus, in the
same way that we delegate the role of being a treasurer to one person,
I'm from the same community as Becky Schaller, who posted the  question.
IMO we have an unusually large back-log of untended issues, because we
"inherited" lots of money from our profit and contingency. We established
a horribly cumbersome method of dealing with
the issue of what to do with all that money.  As a result, many other
issues haven't been addressed for too long, a cause for much stress and
In a paradoxical way, we would have been better off if we were poorer...
(this is, of course, my opinion - which probably isn't shared by many).


>Some of us have been learning about and trying Sociocracy.  It seems like
>using that governance model would make things a lot easier.  Why wouldn't
>one person be delegated the authority to pull together an agenda (perhaps
>after certain criteria are process are established)?.  Then others would
>just have to deal with that person to be heard.  I guess you need the
>entire Sociocracy structure for it to work that way.  I would like to
>promote the Yahoo group for those interested in knowing more about
>Sociocracy.  It is at :

>  We would love to have others
>join us on this adventure.

>Maggie Dutton,
>thehomesproject  in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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