How will the logistics of the call-in part of the meeting work, so that those of us physically at DMS can hear the people? Do we need Digital Media to help in some way? Do you propose that some folks are at DMS and some folks are at home, but we are all on our phones? It seems disjointed to me without more info on the process.
Also, re: filling the position of committee chair for ceramics. I don’t see the immediate rush. Things at DMS, and the world outside of DMS are in flux. DMS, the physical space, has just reopened to members.
The committee chair position is a very important one. Yes, DMS is a member cooperative and needed equipment, supplies, changes to protocol, are brought up in the committee meeting agendas and voted on by all the attending members-
Still, every cooperative needs leadership, direction, focus- a real feel for the big picture of what DMS ceramics can be. The committee chair (and co chair) are essential for creating a culture that is positive, welcoming, inclusive- encouraging participation and volunteering. They also have to be to able to interface with the BOD.
I would like to be able to attend a couple of meetings at DMS and reacquaint myself with the ceramic group, see who is still with us after deep quarantine, put names to faces, give a little time to regroup and recoup after our long absence from the space.
I think waiting a couple meetings, until we coalesce as a group again, and then having a meeting where members who would like to be ceramic committee chair can present their ideas to the group, is a healthier path to filling this important position.