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In lieu of a comprehensive, sectioned, formatted list of house rules, this page houses all motions passed at various meetings which affect policy. This will be organized into a house policy manual in short order.


Motion (Gatlin/Trip) to require 3 members present to have a meeting, two of whom are CHEA Board members.

Everyone is “cool with that.”

November 9, 2012


Motion (Gatlin/Donny) to pass [proposal to require a supermajority for all decisions except new members; new member votes require a simple majority], with the intention that we will scrutinize membership policies again soon.

Passes by consensus.

November 9, 2012

Meeting Chair position

Motion (Gatlin/Donny) to elect a meeting chair at the next meeting. Term is 12 weeks. Responsibility: to facilitate discussions by enforcing standing rules, appoint a minutes taker at each meeting, make sure the minutes are made publicly available to all committee members, lead a group approval of the prior meeting’s minutes as an understood first agenda item at each meeting, and manage a stack if necessary; there is an understanding that this is a bootstrapping measure in need of review.

Everyone is cool again!

November 9, 2012

Friendly amendment to prior motion: “The facilitator is expected to routinely offer and encourage other members to take on the role of meeting facilitation, but is available as a backup resource if no member volunteers.”

McAllen is elected as meeting chair.

December 6, 2012

Governance Structure

  • Each committee will have an elected facilitator
  • Committees are expected to meet twice a month
  • The first committee you join you get labor credit for, any labor credit for additional committees is up to the labor czar
  • The system will have a 3 month probationary period upon implementation. Subject to review, if the system doesn't serve the coop well, it will revert to a traditional officer structure.

Who made the motion and who seconded it?

Motion passes, general merriment ensues.

December 6, 2012

Open membership

Should we adopt the Sasona Open Membership processes?

9 for / 0 against / 0 abstentions

Membership policy

January 10, 2013

Labor descriptions

(Nolan/Victor) proposes adopt the labor positions and descriptions of Sasona to expire in 90 days from closing with the expectation of adopting a new system. The specific officer position to be adopted are the ones listed above, with the exception of the new position of community outreach. All those who are not specifically officers will be expected to help others to the best of their ability.

Passed by consensus.

February 10, 2013

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