NH NETWORK Communications WG - December 14, 2021
Attending: Donna Reardon (facilitator), Carol Sullivan, Mary Beth Raven, Cindy Heath, Joe Kwasnik, Patsy Beffa-Negrini, Susan Richman (minutes)
Reflections on Dec 13 General Meeting: Sophisticated audience (member of PAREI, state Representative, members of our towns’ ECs, Durham town manager); 63 in attendance, which held at 52.
Next time: give more info about the Network–do some “marketing” of the Network & WGs at the BEGINNING—“elevator speech” with web addresses to find out more.
Thanks to Mary Beth for getting the word onto social media; to Rick and Joe for taping a show that advertised for the event. Big phone/email blitz paid off.
Event recorded; Rick posted to YouTube: https://youtu.be/OBK6imS3i6M
Questions emailed to Brian; if he sends back answers we’ll email to the Network.
Joe recommends another NHEC speaker on EE
Forgot to send out a survey for future events – do following Jan 10 event (an opportunity to advertise Feb 7, celebrate 12/13 & 1/10).
Jan 10: May not be Henry — update 12/18 from “Lisa” who will co-present with Henry:
“I am happy to attend this meeting with Henry to represent CPCNH. I am a director from the town of Rye, the chair of the Member Operations and Engagement Committee for CPCNH and serve on the Rye Energy Committee.”
Donna will get a blurb from Henry and create Google sign-up link. MaryBeth will do Social Media again. Send to Network Google Group. SHOULD WE ADVISE MEMBERS THAT RECURRING LINK WILL NOT GET THEM TO THIS EVENT?
Donna to be in charge of Zoom. SHOULD WE ROUTINELY HAVE A BACK-UP?
Outreach to other groups: some groups can’t advertise to its members, but others said they were glad to do that. None are giving us their email lists. Donna & Susan to go over our lists of groups. We are asking members to give us contacts for other groups. We don’t have a list of attendees (the RSVP for Jan 10 will give us such a list); Donna will see whom she recognizes.
When people enter zoom, could ½ the screen have the Network logo and website address?
Who will introduce the meeting? Introduce speakers & moderate discussion? Would like a moderator who can also comment, explain what Community Power is. (Mary Beth? Rob Werner, Bob Backus, Clifton Below? could Patsy B-N facilitate?) Donna will see if Henry has a preference.
>>Carol Sullivan will ask Sandra Jones of PAREI if she’d like to talk for about 5-10 minutes as “another model.”
Include a “Save the date - Feb 7” note at the bottom of Jan 10 invitation.
Feb. 7: Cindy shared a list of contacts that Plastics WG has amassed.
CAN WE CONTACT high school youth groups, especially for Feb 7? Cynthia Walter & Cindy Heath worked on plan; special focus on youth audience and panelists (Hanover & Portsmouth students, Surfriders, hopefully the creator of Cafeteriaculture.org) More action-oriented, not as much “why,” we want to know what to do about it.
Maybe suggest an article for folks to read ahead (Plastics is the New Coal)
Ideas for events: a Zero Waste day; “trash on the lawn” event—all the plastic bottles for a week (at Donna’s school); sell reusable bottles; St Paul’s youth group has a sustainability “environmental steward”
Include a Sign-up or petition at the end, for “Break free from plastics” or for a statewide action.
Panel will have age diversity, but not gender balance; ask advisor from St Paul’s to moderate (Donna?); (Would Reinmar be the facilitator for the Network?)
Possibly include legislative updates (might already have some decisions, and others would be forthcoming) Who does this update? (moderator? Network facilitator?)
Involve NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action ?
“Soft roll-out” scheduled for January 24.
Next mtg January 11, 2022
Yet to do: Finalize Letter introducing our legislators to NH Network & details. If we can finalize the letter, we need to get folks to help share.
>Update Group List and contacts
>Create Attendance for Dec 13th meeting
>Get Emcee and Facilitator for Jan 10th.
>Create Elevator Speech for General Meetings (ask Joe)