|Just a few ideas & notes . . .
One step is to develop info
on board makeup, bylaws,
elections, meetings. Publish Officers and Advisory Board, update eMail
Must contact the potential membership -! List & contact. ! survey
at the same time. Define board and other (dba) Job Descriptions and post.
Generate and distribute certificate of appreciation, for people like Dr.
Rick, et al.
Keep contact in key areas: Medical, (OMMA; instructions, contacts,
etc.), Industrial - whats happening? (DEA is making it illegal,
that's what's happening) and of course the same old NORML bizness dealing
with cases involving Legal, Political and Social ramifications.
You will have cases to follow up on involving legal medical marijuana
patients and drug testing at their work, and variations on that theme (caregiver/husband
who tested positive, contact high?). Cases for DUII where people tested
positive when they haven't smoked in ages (occurs naturally in the body.
They set the limit at zero for this. A winner every time.), which is going
to come into play concerning Medical Users at some point. You want to get
the people from the similar cases together, form support groups.
You will have lotsa work pending on the web, hard to keep up to date.
And we didn't have anybody dedicated - Calling all websters! Also needed
some database people, and other techie types. We planed to make ourselves
a very electronic Organization. Media/spokesperson - looked for people
to authorize to speak/write on our behalf.
You will need to develop & maintain an ART dept and hang your stuff
off the web. You want to establish a functioning Help Desk system for handling
contacts to your org - NONE should be lost. Everybody gets a response,
if only "we hear you". Standard situations can be handled by posting Frequently
Asked QuestionS thru your media.
Branches, Stems & Seeds. local organizing. Post - How to ! … on
your page. Map of all chapters. Refer all your contacts to (and contact
them ourselves) for example; the Washington State and Idaho NORML chapters.
Make plans for events like the Seattle Hempfest, which will be a good opportunity
to meet the other chapters and National, too! Prepare and participate in:
Seattle Hempfest, (Portland!) Hemp Fest, State Fair (Salem), WHEE (and
other Condes-at-Eugene events), PaiDeia @ REED (and other college events!),
Million Marijuana Marches 2001, Country Fair, Ashland Fair. Fairs fair,
A major organizing effort should happen around your Hemp Clubs before
next school year. This campus outreach program must be revived (Reed College,
PCC/Sylvania and Cascade, PSU) and expanded! List all colleges & contact.
You should host a benefit soon and start a regular schedule of them.
It would sure help to have some people from the industry (stage managers,
musicians) volunteer their time for this. Wonder if you could find any
consumers among them? You should be prepared to counsel and help as far
and in as many Cases (stories for Media!) as you can. You want to publicize
the horrors happening right here in town. You want to pack every courtroom
they try your people in. You want to gum up the works and stop (sabot!)
their machinery any way you can. With your help we will do it. We will
overgrow this prohibition like a bunch of weeds.
Just a few ideas. Stay tuned for more, including some actual cases &
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