Minutes of Steering Group Meeting 9th November 2008

Transition Edinburgh meeting 9th November 2008


We had a very long discussion about how to organise ourselves. We eventually elected a Chair (Eva Schonveld), a Secretary (Lukas Lehmann), and a Treasurer (Hamish Ross), with the proviso that these posts were principally for our official documentation, and would not unduly affect the way we conduct our meeting to meeting business. We also agreed that we would have a board of about 12-16 people, some of whom were nominated at the meeting. We agreed that people with an EH postcode could be members who could vote on official business. We did not to my knowledge agree who was going to take the actual registration, and setting up of a bank account forward.

resilient city

We talked about an event possibly for summer 2009, which would bring together as many organisations in Edinburgh who were working on building local resilience one way or another. We’d invite them to share what they are working on, have talks, workshops and also a good deal of space for people to network, share ideas and make plans

date of next meeting

We decided to keep it social, and show ‘The Power of Community’ which is about the Cuban experience of losing 50% of their oil overnight.  The date was set for the 17th of December.