-11:45-12 Opportunity for breakaway conversations for those with projects to build, topics to delve into, ideas to workshop, and brainstorming. If you have something on your mind, post it in the event discussion in advance to find like-minded members and cook something up in this window before official business!
-Sign up begins for OneIowa LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity Retreat that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19th 1-6pm. 12 seats available to start.
-Coe College Exhibition organized by Laura Rieskedahl is set for January 2020. Discussion of criteria and deadlines.
-Discuss options for Honeybee Hair Parlor Exhibition dates TBD
-Plan for holiday gift event (sign up begins)
Jillian Moore, Lauren Tucci, Kelly Kinser, Jill Allan, Satomi Kawai, Laura Riskedahl, Allison Heady.
Coe College Member Exhibition
Dates: Jan 31st- February 28th
Opening reception and gallery talk: Jan 31st 5-7pm
Jury process : Laura & Jillian curating
Prospectus: still to come
RACHEL BREEN: will be showing simultaneously in the sister gallery
Only open to Bluestockings members: volunteer/attend meetings (redefining **see UPDATE at bottom of notes**)
HoneyBee Hair themed show (tabled temporarily)
Honey Bee on board to do a show. most likely sometime next year. Make some hair themed art in the mean time!
Amy ok with still having it
If you would like your work returned; contact Jillian
Holiday pop up shop @ Kelly’s (TBD)
Not handicap access
Above jimmy johns
Easy sales items
Updates to come.
One Iowa Retreat
October 19th, 1-6pm
25 seats to share with PS1
Art as payment; do not have to donate art to participate $2500 worth of art- next April in DSM
4-5 hour retreat
1-6pm, east side recycle center
Anonymus questions- safe space
Encourage to bring your own Snacks
Extra seats will source from other activist groups
First come first serve for slots
Goal- more inclusive practice for individual as well as institution
Gifts for single moms
Year 4 of doing it.
Annie- social worker-
Dates for donation: Mid December
10-15 items per donation (art). Small simple (handmade soap…etc) **handmade**
Volunteer to assemble. Annie can assemble this year
Possible assemble event
Sign up sheet
25 moms, small things, not a ton of art pieces
Anonymus gift baskets
UPDATE ON MEMBERSHIP
"Beginning in 2020 we will have a more explicit definition of membership. Membership will be defined by attendance at a monthly member meeting within the last three months and/or volunteering an equivalent (2 hrs) of time in a month on a posted volunteer opportunity. Volunteer opportunities will be shared at both meetings, in meeting notes, and in a google drive location. Examples include: organizing an exhibition, helping with the set up of an exhibition, recruiting new members, creating promotional materials for an event, making gifts for the single-mamas holiday gift bags, etc. Members can submit volunteer opportunities at meetings as well so that they can form project committees based on folks looking for non-meeting volunteer opportunities. Reporting volunteering is encouraged at meeting attendance, but for those who cannot make meetings and do volunteer work, reporting will happen in the google drive where those opportunities will be stored.
The purpose of a more explicit definition of membership is to honor the work of those who are attending meetings *or* volunteering in their own time to keep Bluestockings going. This will also help raise the value of our members-only exhibitions encouraging more participation. This definition of membership will be a deciding criteria moving forward with participation in members-only exhibitions. Though there will continue to be exhibitions that are more open as well, we will prioritize membership exhibitions when the venue is important and appropriate. The first use of this will begin with our January 2020 exhibition at Coe, which will be members only. The lead up to this exhibition, along with other fall events, will present multiple important volunteer opportunities. Additionally, there will be important discussions at meetings leading to this exhibition that will benefit from attendance.
In January of 2020 the Bluestockings Members group on facebook will be only for members that meet the above criteria. You can continue to follow the public page and jump back in at any time at either a meeting or a volunteer opportunity."