March 4, 2016 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: Meetings Coming Up 3/7, 3/29, & 4/28

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Meeting details are first in this message. Scroll down for key updates.

We will be holding a Spring 2016 All-Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, March 7th, 6:30-9pm, at Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center, 11th floor, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (click for map)

If you have been part of a Workgroup, or if you would like to play an active role in the REIC and possibly join a Workgroup, please come. We will be transforming some of our workgroups, creating new ones as needed, and also setting up some committees.

Please also join us if you are interested

MEET THE STEERING COMMITTEE CANDIDATES AND VOTE!

Hello REIC Members!

Our next All-Member Meeting will be held Thursday, January 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan (see below for directions). At this meeting, we will be hearing report-backs from working groups, and holding elections for our Steering Committee!

Steering Committee Elections

There are 10 candidates who accepted their nominations to run for the Steering Committee. On Thursday, REIC members will vote for up to 7 candidates, and the 7 names with the most votes will be elected.

The Candidates

Click here to download or view the names and bios of the candidates, or watch

ALL MEMBERS: Register for Our Jan. 28 Steering Committee Elections

At this Quarterly All-Member NYC REIC Meeting, we will hold elections for the Steering Committee and ratify its Charter.

Come early if you are not already a member, and want to join.

WHEN

WHERE

The Middle Collegiate Church – 112 2nd Ave New York, New York 10003 – View Map

REGISTER HERE!

From 6:00-6:30pm, new members can join. From 6:30-8:30, we will meet, ratify the charter, and hold elections.

What is the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee will be NYC REIC’s first democratically elected

Nominate REIC Steering Committee Members & Come Meet the Candidates on Thurs., Jan 14th!

Hello NYC REIC Members!

This is the Governance Working Group. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are excited for some important updates about what’s been happening with REIC!

Updates on the Steering Committee Charter

The last time we emailed you, we had sent you a list of proposed rights and responsibilities for the Steering Committee that will be elected later this month. We heard incredible feedback from those of you who came to our meeting on December 14th (thank you!!), and since then have been working to incorporate that feedback into a written charter.

As a reminder, the 

Next Governance Meeting: Monday, December 14th, 6:30pm

Hello members of the NYC REIC!

This is Eliza, Sam and Todd, reporting from the Governance working group. We are a relatively new working group (formed at an all working group meeting this past October) that has been charged with formulating a democratic governance structure and bylaws for the REIC. We held an open meeting on November 18th, where we laid out a proposal for electing a Steering Committee in January and developing a charter that would outline the rights and responsibilities this Steering Committee would have.

We have drafted a list of these rights and responsibilities and now we

Great Films to Watch Re: A Right To The City

Here are some great films to watch (maybe in a series this winter / spring for REIC members) to think through past and current struggles for a right to the city:

Creativity and the Capitalist City (NL) https://vimeo.com/49254956

Si Se Puede (Spain)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caD17RKJfbc

The Strategy of the Snail (Columbia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TN8C_Z6TOg

It Took 50 (NYC nearly done)
http://www.ittook50.com/

My Brooklyn (NYC)
http://www.mybrooklynmovie.com/

Right to Wynwood (FL)
https://vimeo.com/110682099

BIG NEWS: We’re Electing a Steering Committee and More…

We’re electing a Steering Committee on January 28th! Read on to find out about upcoming steps in the process, and save the date of January 14th to meet the candidates!

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Dear NYC REIC Members,

We’ve had a busy month with lots of updates to share. Read on for news about our upcoming steering committee elections, our charter, and much more!

 

Recent Events – Past Meetings

On November 18th, REIC met at Judson Memorial Church to talk about where we would like to be as an organization and how we’d like to get there.

Right now we’re an unincorporated group

ICYMI: Our October Newsletter Updated: November 27, 2015

 

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Recent Events – Past Meetings

We held our second NYC REIC All-Member Meeting on September 28! We gathered at Middle Collegiate Church to hear impressive report backs from our summer workgroups. (see more below)

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Before that, we had an All Workgroup Meeting on September 21 at the Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint. We prepared for the All-Member Meeting, discussed more lateral cooperation between workgroups, and made time for some social interaction.

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The Public Buildings Inventory Group met on September 22 at the New York Camera Club on Baxter St. in Chinatown to prepare for the All-Member Meeting.

SAVE the DATES!

The Arts and Media Workgroup Meeting: Skill-sharing

 

The Arts and Media workgroup met today and made a shared document that details the skills of each of the members of our group. This skill-sharing document can be a template or model for other workgroups to use to track the potential contributions of their team members.

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