Final Reminder: Retreat (022619)

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Hi Everyone!

Thanks to those of you who have already RSVPed for the retreat next week.  This is a friendly final reminder to RSVP here by tomorrow (Wednesday) COB if you plan to attend.  Food orders have to be set by Thursday morning :).  This email has an agenda overview and a couple new details like another hotel since the first room block is now full.

We'll start at 10am on Monday, 3/4 at the Granville Inn.  Please arrive by 9:30 so we can start on time and all be on the same page.  More details below on location and times.
The goals of the retreat are to discuss initial strategies for 2019-20 by discussing long-term collective objectives and to develop a better understanding and appreciation for Ohio’s C3 and C4 progressive communities.
The Granville Inn is fully booked at this point (except for suites), however, there are rooms right across the street at the Buxton Inn. Please see online or call to reserve a room. We’ll have a full agenda on Monday and program will run until 6pm. Coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided. There will also be an event on Monday evening at Three Tigers Brewing/Mai Chau from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Even if you aren’t planning on staying the evening, please consider joining us if you’re able! Program will begin at 9am on Tuesday, March 5th and will run until 12. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Also, the State-of-the-State will be shown for those interested during lunch. Space will be available for those needing to work following the address.
Final adjustments are still being made to the agenda, but current items include:
Monday, March 4th (10am – 6pm)
  • Coalitions, Infrastructure, C3/C4 Permissible Activity and Climate
  • Movement Ecology
  • Building a Progressive Future in Ohio: World Café Style Discussion on 2019/2020 Programming and Long-Term Goals
  • Development of Collaborative Goals and Work Groups (Potential Topics Include: Census, Demographics, Democracy Reform/ Protection, Redistricting and Defining Race and Gender Equity)
Tuesday, March 3rd (9am – 12pm)
  • Review of Collective Goals
  • Working Group Logistics
  • Working Group Meeting (Potential Topics Include: Census, Demographics, Democracy Reform/ Protection, Redistricting and Defining Race and Gender Equity)
  • Report Back and Collective Next Steps
  • State-of-the-State Viewing 
We hope you are able to join. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or for additional information. We are so looking forward to this event – thank you!


Gavin DeVore Leonard
Executive Director

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