Letter of invitation to grassroots preparedness groups around the state of Arizona.
Monday, February 1, 1999
Dear Fellow Preparedness Groups,
We are inviting all of the Y2K grassroots preparedness groups in Arizona to gather together February 15th in Camp Verde, Arizona. This is an all-day event that will be divided into three segments:
1. A time for each group to introduce itself and talk about what they've done, what they are doing, and what they plan to do in the future;
2. A time to break into small special interest groups to explore such things as food, water, power, medical, dealing with city governments and the press, building community, crisis and conflict management, fund raising, burnout, leadership, long-term resilience, etc.
3. A time for open, spontaneous sharing.
Along with talking about our individual and collective efforts to deal with Y2K, we hope that many of those who attend this event will wade into some of the deeper issues that Y2K is bringing to light -- how, for instance, to build relationships and communities that can flourish after Y2K has come and gone. Y2K, in other words, is only one of many serious issues facing us today and there seems to be a great need for our race to develop new, more conscious and Earth-friendly ways of living together.
The cost for attending this event is 10.00 per person (scholarships are available for anyone wishing to attend who can't afford this fee). The registration fee includes coffee, tea, and a light snack.
We have received informal confirmation from many Y2K groups that are planning to attend this event and have reserved space at the Camp Verde High School that will accommodate several hundred people. As soon as you know whether your group will be able to attend, please contact Linda Becker by phone at (520) 203-9356, or by email at "firstname.lastname@example.org", and provide her with a count of how many people will be attending from your group. We need this information as soon as possible so we can be sure we have enough materials and refreshments on hand.
Registration is February 15th from 8 AM to 9 PM at the Camp Verde High School. The conference itself begins at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM. Snacks (soda, chips, cookies, vegetable platters) will be available, but conferees are encouraged to bring sack lunches and/or be prepared to visit local eateries during our one hour lunch break.
8 AM - 9 AM Registration
9 AM - 11:30 PM 1st Segment
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 2nd Segment
2:30 - 4:30 PM 3rd Segment & Close
Many preparedness groups have at least three levels of organization: a steering committee, board of directors, or core group that oversees the work of the organization; a series of teams that are working on infrastructure concerns (planting gardens, exploring alternative forms of energy, organizing neighborhoods, etc.); and a larger group of volunteers who staff offices, participate in special projects, work on public relations, present public events, and so on. This conference is designed for all of these people -- people who are actively seeking to prepare themselves and their communities. It is not designed for the general public, for those who are not aware of Y2K, or for those pursuing solitary responses to Y2K.
Judging by all of the grassroot organizations I have been in contact with, it appears many of us are wrestling with the same problems. It will be wonderful to meet one another in person and, together, see how we can pool our knowledge, resources and experience to "beat the bug," and build relationships and communities that last long after Y2K has come and gone.
If you have any questions, or comments, please contact Linda, or give us a call at our office: (520) 203-4892.
See you soon in Camp Verde!
With Love & Best Wishes,
Director, The Sedona Y2K Task Force
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P.O. Box 2242
Sedona, AZ, USA 86339
Phone: (520) 203-4892
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