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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Notes on our Eighth Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Private Residence
Attendance: 12

Update: Our friends at the RGV No State Project have graciously hosted the audio recordings of this and previous meetings.

The Rio Grande Valley Zeitgeist Movement held its eighth meeting and was graciously hosted by member Ray Perez and his family in their home on Wednesday, December 22nd 2010. There was a good deal of snacks and drinks provided, and we were all treated to a comfortable and intimate environment. The venue is so popular now that we plan on holding our next meeting there as well. We are very fortunate to have generous members in our group and I just want to say again how much they are appreciated.

The meeting started off with a short discussion about our previous Art Walk experience, in which there were some raised concerns about our ability to effectively communicate our movement's purpose and goal. We spent some time discussing how we can hone the description of our movement into a short and concise statement that would help people get what we're doing. We understand that the Venus Project contains such a great deal of nebulous ideas, but ultimately, we can conclude that we advocate a radical redesign of society with a relevant set of values and utilizing the method and tools of science and technology to remove or reduce problems we have today.

We then transitioned abruptly into a fairly time consuming discussion concerning the possibility of the Venus Project working with the New World Order global elite. One of our members had found some information that she believed was evidence of such a link, and wanted to make us aware of the potential dangers. There was a great deal of debate, point of views expressed and some intense questioning that took place, but ultimately, we had to end the discussion for the time being in order to proceed with the publicly discussed agenda.

We moved on to discussion about our upcoming screenings of Zeitgeist Moving Forward. We have now secured two locations to hold screenings, both in McAllen and in Edinburg. We will be making official announcements about these soon. We also decided to have a meeting after the screenings in order to help welcome and orientate new members who may join after watching the film. Along those lines, we discussed the idea of having a new member packet which will contain hard copies of important documents and understandings of our movement. We hope to be able to identify relevant documents for our community and provide them to all who join us.

Related to that is the need to start advertising our screenings. Our major push for advertising the film will be the upcoming McAllen Art Walk on January 7th. We discussed the plans we should make in terms of placement of our table, the need for permits and the focusing of our fliers and shirt designs on our upcoming screenings of ZMF.

We concluded with discussing our next meeting, which is scheduled to be on Wednesday, January 5th, once again at Ray's home. I have included links to all of these individual discussion threads in order to foster more participation and share more and better ideas. I hope you take advantage of our Google groups discussion site and make your questions, concerns and comments known to the rest of the group, and we can all come to a better understanding of the world we live in. Thank you for your time and attention.