We need your voice!
Kia ora koutou,
We have so much exciting news to share with all of you!
First, we have a new strategic plan: A Kiwi Commons / Ngā Commons mō Aotearoa. This plan has been developed in consultation with our funders and our community. It's a starting point for who we want to be and how we plan to get there. Please give it a read and let us know what you think.
Second, I am delighted to announce that with the support of our Advisory Panel and the OERF, CCANZ is taking the next big step: Incorporation. This means that for the first time in our history we will exist as an independent organisation.
With 10 years of experience behind us, we're excited to launch our next 10 years--and we need your help. As part of this process, we've developed a draft incorporation document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sODq8Tu6H6jsxiiMDiDTfYvArz_xEd2uGbwbc5jE_L0/edit?usp=sharing).
Will you help us finalise it?
Specifically . . .
* What should we call ourselves? Creative Commons HQ doesn't permit us to use their name in legal documents, so we need to think up an awesome new one.
* As an incorporated society we need to define our objectives. What do you think those should be? What would you like to see us doing in the future? Check our draft objectives and let us know what you would change.
* How are we going to manage our voting process? What seems manageable and just to you?
* Do you want to join us by becoming a founding member? Founding members will be those folks willing to sign our incorporation documents. There's no membership fee, but we hope you'll participate by voting and attending our (electronic) annual general meeting.
We want to hear from everyone so we've arranged multiple channels in the hopes that at least one will suit everyone. We hope to hear from everyone by Oct. 18th.
There's a GoogleForm: https://goo.gl/forms/VHJydo2z2UbgvyHi1
If you are in Wellington or Auckland, drop us a line and we can get together for a coffee.
*We are doing a series of Google Hangouts. Join us for a chat. Email one of us to get the link.
* Friday Oct 6 10 am
* Wednesday Oct 11 7 pm
* Saturday Oct 14 2 pm
Finally, we're having a 10th birthday party at NetHui. Please see the attached invitation and join us. Ryan Merkley from CCHQ will be there, we'll have music and cake, and Michelle A'court will be MCing.
I hope to see many of you there!