Category: Meeting Minutes

Foreclosure Working Group: April 12, 2012

Facilitator: Bobbie
Notes: Christina

Present: Bobbie, Pamela, Jane, Christina, Todd, Mike, Nate, Ricky, Marnie, Mo, Barbara, Laurie

Of note, reporters were at the meeting filming and interviewing some on an individual basis.


  • Pamela presented her foreclosure situation. Interesting twist is that her-soon to be ex- husband signed a new loan on their home. Pamela is on the original loan and deed, but not the new loan.
  • Jane is bringing Pamela’s situation to the floor to show that everyone has a unique foreclosure situation and she is willing to act as a paralegal on active cases. To use the fraud detection training to document active cases and collect data.
  • Mo is concerned that this project might need format guidance from legal aid, Mo has come across conversation with legal aid that our last home defense has made legal aid willing to back us more and offer us more information to use.
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General Assembly: April 10, 2012

The last time I took minutes and posted them, was last year. As a consequence, The Media Working Group announced all sorts of rules and reforms in the writing and posting of minutes, all of which I had offended in my cursive style. In fact, a rigid rule and tiny boxes were created, whereby the minute-taker had to fit his, or preferably, her very few words, or, preferably, single letters, into secure corsets, there to be held without charge or limit until the dictatorship freed them.

Those benign days of yore are gone now, and minute-takers, although still subject to “suggestions,” don’t listen to them. These minutes, then, rely simply on our few, excellent, basic “Ground Rules” of courtesy, fairness, democracy, and tolerance, anti-oppressive & collectively accessible.

That being said, a kind of writing muscle warm-up, Thom was our facilitator, beginning the meeting a mere ten minutes late. It being TUESDAY, of course, this general assembly was a “free-for-all” artistic creation, not following the excellent format of Sunday G. A.s. Between 20 and 25 occupiers were occupying the bookshop front room at Glenwood Coffee & Books, including a pretty hyper M–. Mo, the heroine of the week, was in the wings.

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May Day Working Group: April 9, 2012

[Note: There were two sets of notes.]


  • Recap what was talked about on the previous meeting
  • Come up with concrete ways people can prepare
  • Come up with a narrowly-focused statement for why we want people in the community to come
  • Specify the exact route of the march
  • Start coordinating outreach efforts

A march with 5 different Focuses:

  • Workers rights
  • The Racist Justice System
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Amendment 1
  • Students/Education?

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General Assembly: April 3, 2012

Facilitator: Matt D.
Stack: Lynn


  • Occupy Alamance is getting started. See Matt.
  • Clarification of the block.
  • People’s Market across the street on Saturday from 9-12pm.
  • Meeting about organizing around Trayvon Martin shooting on Thursday at 7pm.


  • Proposal to buy and distribute OccuCards outreach materials. TABLED. Will be clarified and re-proposed.


  • Finance WG needs to be re-launched. Dave, Lynn and Val will follow up.
  • Race and participation in OGSO.
  • BofA shareholders meeting.

Next Sunday: John will facilitate.

General Assembly: April 1, 2012

Might have person to discuss inner working of mortgage fraud

Facilitator: Kevin
Stack: Nathan

Working Group Reports
Note: We Need more working group report backs than the few we got today.

  • CAAO: Discussed enthusiasm with cook out and open mic and concern with $$$. Discussed discourse on facebook.
  • Foreclosure WG– Mortgage fraud detection training happened led by Rochelle Sparko. Second training scheduled for April 14 9 am at Glenwood Coffee and books 1310 Glenwood Ave. There will be a video of training that took place Saturday. Next meeting Thursday 8:30 am Spring Garden Coffee.
  • May Day WG: Mayday meeting happened Saturday at 5pm next meeting Monday April 8 at 5:30 pm


  • Sometime in April there will be a speaker talking about corporate fraud in politics
  • Americorp is cleaning out house in Glenwood Date April 6-7. At Servants center contact Bobbie
  • Johns theater group gave shout outs to Occupy Greensboro in interview.
  • State senate is possibly going to vote to lower number of signatures needed to get political parties included in electoral proceedings
  • Occupy Alamance meets May Memorial Library this Sunday April 8


  • Proposal to pay back Todd $60 to pay overlay from cookout- the Money + $7 was raised in GA by passing the hat. Passed


  • Mortgage fraud detection
  • Reflections from Cookout- Carol brought awesome food. It was the Jam. Shout outs to Carol (states unnamed source)
  • Consensus and Blocking
  • What is Direct Action?


Upcoming GA 4-8

  • Facilitator – John K
  • Stack – Mark S
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