Below are the most prominent or active projects being developed at the moment. If you have some input, I’m happy to hear it.
Tier 1 Projects:
Advisory Squad / Westie Dev Team
Avoiding burn-out, delegating.
Advisory vs. volunteers vs. both
Putting people in skill areas they excel at.
Giving others an opportunity to be a part of something bigger.
3rd party perspective — help with interpersonal issues, challenging situations, etc., and to not feel as much as the burden falls on my shoulders, etc. (although it still does at the end of the day)
What way to provide value back to Volunteers?
51/49 split – Austin still retains decision making ability/has final say, BUT I personally want people to recognize that their input is still valuable and appreciated even if I go against is suggested by an individual or the collective. I’m generally pretty open-minded. I also want people to feel like they have the agency to take action on, enact certain things, create projects/initiatives, reach out, answer things, provide help etc.
By nomination and/or invite only. NOT OPEN REQUESTS.
Mini Town Hall?
INSPIRATION > http://socalwesty.com/about-us/the-tribal-counsel/
The Red Tape
Shenanigans of non profit?
Austin pay or no?
Marketing, Communication, Connection
Framework of club, copy, funnel, ads
Facebook, Adwords, Word of Mouth, Promotion, Meetup, etc.
FB Bot beep-boop
WN 2019 + CONSISTENCY!
KEY – Establish overwhelming majority of consistency in dates (e.g., 2nd Sat or whatever)
Number of dates? e.g., keep with 1sun, 1sat — or only do one date?
Themes (: e.g., genre night, 50/50, jack and jill, strictly, spotlight, era, costume/dress-up, glitz ‘n glam, dinner, ladies/guys night, college night, role reversal
Tier 2 Projects:
6 Week Series
Integrated into WPG, WN or separate
repeating series for newcomers
opportunities for beginner/int+ to reinforce their understanding + help peers
Opportunity for int+ to become Westie Guides
Branding: Logo, Motto, Shirts
Finalizing 2019 version of logo (which atm is likely to stay the same as the current – just decide on a color for certain).
Motto – need to revisit prior suggestion/request thread and make a decision.
See if I can incorporate this into a new logo and/or new graphic in general, and then:
Figure out how to incorporate it onto a shirt, order, and distribute.
@community: How did the club do
Evaluate progress of WPG 2018, what works, what doesn’t, etc.
What are the new goals?
Keep the same format? new format?
> Sunset > Convert to also include emphasis of a social dance night? e.g., blackout / swungover
@Ch – designated contribution time vs. dance time #boundaries
Operation Sunset / Blackout
WPG adaption or new event to also include emphasis of a social dance night? e.g., blackout / swungover
Social: Westie Bombs, Dungeons & Triples, etc.
Westie Bombing bars, etc.
Dungeons & Triples
Dine ‘n Swing
Roadtrip to other club/event
Tier 3 Projects:
1-2 day event
micro group rates
Myles & Tessa
Stacy & Hugo
Jessica & Diego
Jerome & Bonnie
Stephen / Sonya
Kevin & Shanti
Westie Bestie Project
Podcast and/or interview and/or spotlight of various core members of the community.
e.g., a brief, easy going interview about their dance, what they’re working on, their goals, how they got their start, their experiences with local westies, travleing to events etc etc.
A combination of by-invite + by community nomination.
~ 1 per month.
Focusing on members of the community who are contributing to the development/growth of the community, or are active at events, or etc.
Sweden Levels & Progression
Mock J&J & other funsies
Fun jack and jill with rewards
other funsies events, e.g., in the summer or something “midsummer”