As the sun sank slowly in the West the Cascadia Chapter convened its weekly meeting at Random Order cafe in Northeast Portland. Dave Westerlund, Charlotte, Miller, Herschel Soles, and Your Intrepid Reporter were there promptly at 6:30 p.m., the scheduled start; Robert McGown came later.
The secretary reported that the chapter headquarters has acquired a housekeeper with a ten-year-old daughter. Herschel expressed the consensus of the group when he insisted that the secretary eschew ever advising any one what to wear.
The well-known anti-war activist David Swanson will be visiting Portland on Saturday, 16 April; the Cascadia Chapter will have a representative there.
Herschel described the structure and development of Mondragon Experiment in Spain and recommended M. Moore’s movie, “Who Do We Invade Next?”
The campaign for U.S. Congress Third District has begun, with clearly stated written guidelines, taken from the Oregon Secretary of State’s website, that will have to be followed for the Chapter’s candidate to be in the Voter’s Pamphlet. An opening exists for the campaign to have a treasurer.
It is agreed that the next Friday Five PM Anti-War Witness at Pioneer Courthouse Square by the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition will include a speech devoted to the topic of homelessness in Portland.
At 7:45 R. McGown arrived, with an astronomical calculation he wanted to be checked. The flood of jargon induced Dave and Charlotte to take their leave. The way forward with the calculation was outlined clearly by 8:10 and the meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.
Michael Meo, secretary