Greetings Moishe Kavodniks,
On Sunday, March 9th, from 2-5 pm you will have the opportunity to stand up and be counted as a member of Moishe Kavod House when we come together to share food and song and make important decisions about our community at our annual Membership Meeting. We’re excited that so many of you are joining us! Remember, you do not need to be a member to attend; you can come if you’ve been involved with the Moishe Kavod House for years, or if you’ve never come and just want to find out what’s going on. You will have the opportunity to join for the first time or renew your membership at the meeting, and will need to do so in order to vote on community proposals, so bring your credit card or checkbook.
In the meantime, so that you can get the juices flowing about some key issues we’ll be addressing, please see the proposals put forward below. These proposals are put forward by groups of leaders (the Board or other community teams) for a community vote of affirmation or for the community to flag a significant concern.
We’re also having a dessert potluck at the end of the meeting, so bring some sweets or drinks and your sweet self!
Proposals for community consideration:
Approving a new Finance Chair
The MKH Board plays a critical role in guiding the organization on behalf of the community, setting direction and ensuring that MKH is well positioned to be able have the resources – human, financial, etc – to be able to do all of the things we want to do. Through some transition, the position of Finance Chair is currently open. Jason Pollens, an active community member, has offered himself up for this role for the remainder of this term (through Summer 2014). Jason has been involved in numerous leadership roles in the community, including serving as Development Chair. The Board has voted to bring this proposal to the community – at the membership meeting members will be asked to either approve the slate of Jason for Finance Chair, or to indicate significant concern. For questions contact board chair Julie Aronowitz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Justice Spring Campaign Foci
The social justice team has decided to focus on two primary campaigns for the coming months: Raise Up MA
(the campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts) and Jobs Not Jails
(a campaign to use state resources for social programs, including job creation and training, rather than mass incarceration). At the Membership Meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
- Learn more about each of these two issues and what our community can do
- Learn about the process our team used to make this decision
- Ratify this decision (members can affirm, agree to, or express concerns or questions to ensure that this is the right next step for our community’s social justice work)
- Make a commitment to get involved
Contact Darya at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
CoFAB Kashrut Working Group Policy Update
The CoFAB (Community Food Advisory Board) continues to implement our Institutional Purchasing Campaign! Over the past few months, the Kashrut Working Group has made efforts to develop an inclusive kashrut (kosher food) policy for MKH events and programs. At the Membership Meeting we will discuss the process we have undergone thus far, briefly review the draft policy, and inform community members of further ways to provide input in the process. For more information, please contact Bess Beller-Levesque at Bessbl@gmail.com.
We want YOUR VOICE as we guide the community forward, and we want to count you among our members!
WHAT? Annual Membership Meeting
WHEN? Sunday March 9th 2:00-5:00
WHERE? The house (165 Winthrop Road Apt. B, Brookline)
WHAT TO BRING? A treat to share and your credit card or checkbook
QUESTIONS? Talk to Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie