This is an experiment to see if we can figure out how to keep the momentum of the concept initiated at the Statewide Leadership meeting going even though we are spread far and wide. This is a "suggestion box" type page, so someone could make a suggestion, or they could "rate" and/or comment on one already posted.
My theory is that people could contribute detail to help define any crews already suggested, and if they think one one that had not already been addressed they could create a new crew suggestion. This would then be available for others to expand upon.
I don't know exactly how this type of page works, so if you have a suggestion and it doesn't let you post it, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to work it out. This is a "closed" experiment for now, involving just those who were at the meeting and are familiar with the "crew" concept.
Crews or committees already suggested will be listed below. If you have comments or input about additional skills likely to be useful or another product of this crew, "comment" on that crew thread.
If you have an idea for a committee not yet suggested, add it directly below this copy.
The social committee would advise people who would like to host a house party but aren't sure of the details of how to make it successful. Members of this committee may be willing to host a party on their own, but they aren't required to.
People who like to entertain don't necessarily want to host every event at their own house. But they may be willing to help another plan and execute a house party. This committee would be perfect for someone who knows how to host a successful party. Extra points if you have recipes for vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free hors d'oeurves that you are willing to share. Desirable skills are knowing how much cheese and how many crackers are necessary for the expected crowd size, how to organize a successful potluck, and where to find inexpensive utensils.
Potential hosts and hostesses would benefit by the guidance of someone more used to hosting a party for people they don't already know. Some members of this committee might choose to host at their own homes or venues, but they may just advise/assist others.
Tech Support crew would support meetings, events, and house parties solve the challenges of video conferencing and live-stream.
This team needs people who are tech savvy, or at least not technology averse. Millennials, and others, who really know how to use the features on their mobile devices and end up de facto tech support for their Grandma are perfect candidates. So is anyone else who has a working knowledge of hardware and applications for video-conferencing, remote meeting places, etc. You need not be a pro. If this field interests you, you could "apprentice" (so sorry - that used to not be a bad word :P ) on this crew and learn from someone more advanced before you venture out on your own.
The "product" of this crew would be that someone having a house party, for instance, could have help with the technology for their event. Not every host or hostess is wired to also be "live-stream adept". Someone on this crew might join a watch party in their area in order to help make sure the host or hostess can concentrate on the event and the guests. This would allow people to host an event who might otherwise be overwhelmed with the thought of the technology involved. A member of this crew might also go to a rally and live-stream the event for others to see.