We need more meetings about meetings (regular?). With cake.
Central meetings need evening facilitator and morning meeting still needs a second.
After the poll about ads in the main group, conclusion was there should only be our events and no ads.
Reasons for this are: future proof – avoids the problems of eventually having too many ads from too many different people (even with the 1 per month restriction) and people’s posts getting swamped by ads and getting lost
Instead there will be a resource file where people can add their relevant group or business. People can still suggest or recommend others or their own organisation or business on post, as a comment, so long as it’s relevant to the OP (original post).
As above, a resource file needs to be formalised.
The files need cleaning up.
Should they be AHBC files only? So as to prevent important information such as the Resource file being lost amongst other files and difficult to find.
Can birth stories that are in the files that people want to be private be put on the website instead in a private place only accessible by members?
Extension on posts that are outside of homebirth (such as parenting posts) being allowed.
In recognition of the fact that the group may be the only place people have or the only place they feel comfortable asking in.
Posts like these monitored so they don’t overwhelm homebirth posts, get too long, etc. Comments can be turned off in these instances.
OP always referred to any relevant groups
Meetings need to be more structured with a set time aside for the telling of birth stories.
Iterated we need a years worth of topics laid out with dates so list can be put up on the website and Files.
Easier to promote and facilitate.
Iterated and agreed topics to be rotated amongst groups.
Better nibbles at meetings to be more appealing. Facilitator reimbursed for cost of nibbles?
e.g. How to Set Up and Birth Pool; Make a Cord Tie For Your Baby; etc.
Get ideas from main group about what practical things they would like help with/learn about
AHBC cover costs to be more appealing
Koha or fee something like $5 or when Inc. Society, yearly membership covers these?
Re: Meetings and practical meetings – more consistency amongst local meetings or is flexibility and independence amongst meetings better?
Steering group (aka Admin group) members need clarifying on who and how people in this FB group contribute.
Anyone can still join for transparency. Those that don’t wish to contribute are normal FB member. Those who are active Steering Group members will be differentiated by being set to a FB admin.
This is just to make it easy to see who is a steering group member and who is here to observe.
Ask in current FB admin group people who wants to be steering group member, who wants to observe only and who wants to leave.