Womyn’s Night @ Lunik

Womyn's Night @ Lunik

A Night for women to get together and:
rant shout talk recite sing

We ask that all attendees bring $1.00 which will go towards supporting a Toronto women’s shelter.

(Lunik Co-op is an anti-oppressive space. For this event, we aim to create a safe space for all self-identifying women.)

Do you have suggestions for discussion topics? Send me a message or write one out and leave it in the Lunik Comment Box on Kitchen Counter!

http://www.facebook.com/events/265918880198296/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Meeting Agenda November 30 2012

Date: Friday, November 30th

Time: 10:30 am

Chair: Brynn

Secretary:

 

1. Mood check/Updates (5 min each)

2. Womyn’s Nite

3. Updated balance (Wendi)

4. Fridge

5. Stocking Food

6. ONFC Catalogue

7. Board meeting

8. Tasks update

9. Pay

Next meeting will be:

Why the Y?

Did you know that the word “man” in English was originally gender neutral? It basically meant the same thing as “person” does now.

A male person was called ” wer” or “wǣpmann” and a female person was called “wif” or “wīfmann“, which over time rounded out and blended together to sound like the modern word woman. (Words and werewolves and wives, oh my!)

So what happened?

Why did we drop the “were” prefix but keep the “wife”? It’s not hard to imagine that this has something to do with which kind of person officially counted as a “man” person. (And how did a prefix that originally just plainly meant “female” get whittled down into such a narrow and optional aspect of womanhood?)

You could take classes on this kind of thing, if you’re into it, so let’s not worry about the historical injustices of the English language here…

Instead, let’s worry about the current ones!

Etymology aside, the word “man” now pretty exclusively describes male people. No problem, female people are called “women”, right? and when we want to talk about all of us, we say people. Or humanity. Or mankind. Or  just …Man…? Okay so there is a problem. And hold up, what’s the difference between, say, fireman or human and woman? (Surely these things are not just different types of man!)

You may have noticed the non-traditional spelling of our upcoming Womyn’s Nite on Dec. 6 (which is a radical* ladies’ night for all self-identifying womyn, woot!) We’re not the first ones to spell women with a Y, and some people even spell it wymyn, (which perhaps has something to do with nixing the association between women and the womb? maybe? There are definitely womb-free women. To each her own, mhaaaaaan.) There are various motivations for changing up the letters, but the obvious one is to differentiate women from men–as more than just a sub-catergory or rib or something.

So, Why the Y at Lunik?

Well, plain and simple, we are an inclusive, anti-oppressive space. And we want to know what everyone has to say.  Which means that when we want to get the gals together, we invite not just the ladies, not just the girls, not just women, but WOMYN. All of them.

*BTW did you know that the root of the word “radical” is actually root, not extreme or alternative or hipster. Being radical is really just getting back to our roots… how rad is that?!)

See you in the basement on December 6.

Meeting November 1st Meeting @ 11am

Chair: Kaela

Secretary : Nazampal

Updates from each chair:

Naz:
-Health better, feeling better
-Tasks done, just work on community outreach

Kaela:
-Not a lot of Lunik work done, mood okay
-Next will be better
-Late night Lunik was good
Wendi: did deposit money
20 people
Post-poned band for the week after
More liquor for next week
Permit for Nov 13th
-Dad will be here at Lunik on Tuesday!!!

Brynn:
-Kitchen closed, will send out next week’s call out

Natalia:
-Chemical for drain here on Tuesday
-Party went well
-Likes doing a clean-up on Tuesdays

Sarah
-Last two week more requests for space usage
-sign. less # than october
-diligent about contracts, closing procedures
-Big to-do list, how to deal with people and requests
-angry at everything

Wendi:
-Did get work done
-LCBO long drive
-a lot of time for inventory, reciept to Brian Morgan
-will find a an invoice maker
-Last week was tense, and this week was the end of the tension, chopped hair off no tension
-Epic hair story inserted here

Outreach brainstorming:
TASKS:
LOOK AT BROWN PAPER

Definition of goals short term and long term

Pay

We want to buy some cups!

Hey y’all. Last year we had a lot of requests for to-go cups so we’ve been looking into compostable eco-friendly options. There’s a number of good options out there so now it’s time for you to tell us what you think! Here are some links to options we are looking at but if you have another brand/source, let us know! As these cups add an extra expense, we are strongly considering offering coffee to-go at a set price and ‘for here’ cups as “pay-what-you-can”. What do you think?

Leave you comments bellow or email us at lunik.cooperative@gmail.com.

Options: 

“Tired of high maintenance regular hot cups? Just say no to double cups, excess foam insulation and extra waste. Check out our cleverly designed insulated hot cups that don’t need sleeves, extra cups, or winter gloves to handle. Best of all, the polylactic acid (PLA) lining in these cups is made from corn, not oil. So you can compost these babies when you are done. Easy, right?!”

http://www.ecoproductsstore.com/world_art_insulated_hot_cups.html

Plain White, compostable. Option of custom logo.

Lunik Staff Co-ordinator Positions 2012/13

LUNIK STAFF POSITIONS 2012-2013


Lunik Co-operative is looking for Glendon students to fill  6 part-time positions to operate Lunik Co-op for the 2012-2013 school year. These positions require a time commitment, belief in co-operative values and dedication to Lunik’s mission to create a safe and sustainable cafe for students. The six positions include: Two Co-ordinators, Social Space Chair, Finances Chair, Environment and Facilities Chair and Volunteer Chair. Although each position has very specific tasks, each staff works in cooperation with one another to further the overall mandate of Lunik and principles of cooperation.

Honorariums are payed after detailed inventory of work done is present at an open monthly meeting between co-ordinators and any other Lunik members interested in attending. Honorarium is contingent on this inventory being filled out and passed by members attending. Co-ordinator positions may have a small variance in pay based on slow months and busier months (ex. Co-ordinators at the begining of the 2012/13 school year will be busier, garden/maintenance busier in fall/spring than during winter months)

Please see each post for a description of tasks, hours and compensation.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (with a bit of info about why Lunik is important to you, what you imagine for the 2012/13 school year and why you want to work as a co-ordinator) to Lunik.Cooperative@gmail.com.

Lunik Co-Ordinator (Two Positions)
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $640/Monthly; 10hrs per week

Lunik Coordinators must have strong knowledge of co-operative models and co-operative principles. Must be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week and have a flexible schedule to respond to and be available for irregular situations. Must completely understand and commit to the principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies.

Coordinators play a facilitation and organizational role to ensure all committees may carry out their duties efficiently and effectively and all operations of Lunik run smoothly. Tasks include jointly working with the Financial committee for ordering food and general inventory purchases;ensuring bi-weekly meetings with rotating chairs; ensuring meeting minutes from all committees and joint-committee meetings are posted to the website; ensuring all social media communication is properly maintained and accessible; maintain external communication for Lunik; bottom-lining all significant projects and tasks in conjunction with respective committees; sending one Lunik update email per week. The Coordinators have a significant supporting role to play for the committees. They act as the “go-to” person for committee organizers, facilitate communication between committees, work closely with committee organizers on policy, events, management, and keep track of all committee projects. Coordinators also play a role in conflict management as the first people contacted for conflicts/concerns and work towards resolution for any major conflicts.

Social Space Chair (One Position)
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $384/Monthly; 6hrs per week
Must be able to commit to at least 6 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies, especially the Safe Space Policy and Group Use Policy.

Social Space Chair is responsible for managing events intakes and bringing event applications to biweekly meetings; assessing all applications in accordance with the Group Use Policy and working with groups to meet the criteria required; ensuring all events and activities comply with Safe Space Policy; facilitating group use of space; carrying out Social Media Outreach; organizing promotional Lunik posters; managing Membership Management (maintaining the membership roll and email list) and Drive. Because of the nature of the tasks, the Social Space chair must fully understand and work within the Safe Space Policy and Group Use Policy.

Environment and Facilities Chair
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $128/Monthly; 2hrs per week
Must be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies, especially Safe Space Policy and Environmental Policy. Must show interest in sustainable spaces.

The Environment and Facilities Chair is responsible for the management of the physical space, gardening and harvesting, regular space maintenance, management of compost and garbage (at least once per week), acting as contact person with Facilities, organizing a rotating student art exhibit and organizing a bi-weekly clean-up/improvement/art projects on Fridays.

Financial Chair
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $384/Monthly; 6hrs per week

Must be able to commit to at least 6 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies. Should have basic understanding of co-operative business model.

Financial chair is responsible for a weekly cash count with one other volunteer, weekly inventory management, biweekly deposit of cash, filling in daily Excel Sheet of items sold/used, find and remedy any discrepancies for cash, inventory and volunteer compensation, maintain a bi-weekly update of invoices and receipts into database,
manage monthly account settlement, maintain and establish a working budget, work with Auditor and Student Community and Leadership Development to comply with levy fund review guidelines, ensure all books are accessible and transparent to members, work with committees for specific project budgets and manage finances for Lunik events.

Volunteer Chair
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $384/Monthly; 6hrs per week
Must be able to commit to at least 6 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies

The Volunteer Chair oversees volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, volunteer communication, completion of volunteer tasks, and weekly/bi weekly email update.
In terms of recruitment, this chair is responsible for social media and campus outreach including Club’s Day and Frosh Week. The Chair Manages incoming emails about volunteering and writes volunteer updates for weekly emails. Managing training includes establishing “trainers” and a training ‘package.’ The Volunteer Chair is responsible for bringing concerns from volunteers to meetings and maintaining the Volunteer Compensation system.

National Student Food Summit

(By Eninna Luli)
This past weekend from August 17-20 2012, I had the opportunity of attending the National Student Food Summit, representing Glendon College with Kaela Greenstein, co-director of Lunik Co-op.

Hosted by Meal Exchange at the University of Toronto, the summit consisted of students from different universities around Canada who are passionate about issues concerning food, such as food security, food banks, sustainability, social justice, and fund-raising.

The summit also introduced the National Student Food Charter which has been developed by the ideas and campus-led initiatives of Canadian students. The charter functions as a guide to students who want to expand projects concerning food systems in their campus and community (such as student-led cooperatives). The Charter can be found here:http://studentfood.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2012_07_NSFC-DRAFT.pdf. The summit included a variety of speakers such as professors, nutritionists, farmers, and chefs, providing the opportunity to learn about food concerns through different perspectives. Students also had the option of attending different workshops that contributed in-group discussions on issues that went beyond food, such Event Planning, and Fundraising & Financial Planning.

The goal of the summit and the charter is to provide students with suggestions in managing and organizing their own food initiatives by providing a communication channel with their school, staff, food businesses, governments, and non-government agencies. It has certainly provided fresh ideas for the upcoming school year for Glendon’s very own student-run Co-op, Lunik Cafe!

Co-ordinator Positions

 We have created a first draft for the co-ordinator positions at Lunik for the 2012/13 school year (the application process is not yet open, we are posting this for input).  We project an application deadline of September 15th. The applications will then be reviewed by a hiring committee from members of our board of directors. This process was used for summer positions with Aaron Doupe, Rosanna Furgiuele and Gilles Fortin acting as the hiring committee.

Now is the time for you to contribute to this process! If you have questions/comments/concerns about anything to do with the proposed positions, let your voice be heard now! We will be closing off the commenting period and solidifying the proposal for positions on Tuesday August 28th. We will be accepting applications as of Wednesday August 29th. Comments can be left here or directed to the Lunik email account: lunik.cooperative@gmail.com

LUNIK STAFF POSITIONS 2012-2013


Lunik Co-operative is looking for Glendon students to fill  6 part-time positions fo operate Lunik Co-op for the 2012-2013 school year. These positions  require a time commitment, belief in co-operative values and dedication to Lunik’s mission to create a safe and sustainable cafe for students. The six positions include: Two Co-ordinators, Social Space Chair, Finances Chair, Environment and Facilities Chair and Volunteer Chair. Although each position has very specific tasks, each staff works in cooperation with one another to further the overall mandate of Lunik and principles of cooperation. Please see each post for a description of tasks, hours and compensation.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Lunik.Cooperative@gmail.com.

Lunik Co-Ordinator (Two Positions)
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $640/Monthly; 10hrs per week

Lunik Coordinators must have strong knowledge of co-operative models and co-operative principles. Must be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week and have a flexible schedule to respond to and be available for irregular situations. Must completely understand and commit to the principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies.

Coordinators play a facilitation and organizational role to ensure all committees may carry out their duties efficiently and effectively and all operations of Lunik run smoothly. Tasks include jointly working with the Financial committee for ordering food and general inventory purchases;ensuring bi-weekly meetings with rotating chairs; ensuring meeting minutes from all committees and joint-committee meetings are posted to the website; ensuring all social media communication is properly maintained and accessible; maintain external communication for Lunik; bottom-lining all significant projects and tasks in conjunction with respective committees; sending one Lunik update email per week. The Coordinators have a significant supporting role to play for the committees. They act as the “go-to” person for committee organizers, facilitate communication between committees, work closely with committee organizers on policy, events, management, and keep track of all committee projects. Coordinators also play a role in conflict management as the first people contacted for conflicts/concerns and work towards resolution for any major conflicts.

Social Space Chair (One Position)
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $384/Monthly; 6hrs per week
Must be able to commit to at least 6 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies, especially the Safe Space Policy and Group Use Policy.

Social Space Chair is responsible for managing events intakes and bringing event applications to biweekly meetings; assessing all applications in accordance with the Group Use Policy and working with groups to meet the criteria required; ensuring all events and activities comply with Safe Space Policy; facilitating group use of space; carrying out Social Media Outreach; organizing promotional Lunik posters; managing Membership Management (maintaining the membership roll and email list) and Drive. Because of the nature of the tasks, the Social Space chair must fully understand and work within the Safe Space Policy and Group Use Policy.

Environment and Facilities Chair
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $128/Monthly; 2hrs per week
Must be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies, especially Safe Space Policy and Environmental Policy. Must show interest in sustainable spaces.

The Environment and Facilities Chair is responsible for the management of the physical space,gardening and harvesting, regular space maintenance, management of compost and garbage (at least once per week), acting as contact person with Faciltiies, organizing a rotating student art exhibit and organizing a bi-weekly clean-up/improvement/art projects on Fridays.

Financial Chair
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $384/Monthly; 6hrs per week

Must be able to commit to at least 6 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies. Should have basic understanding of co-operative business model.

Financial chair is responsible for a weekly cash count with one other volunteer, weekly inventory management, biweekly deposit of cash, filling in daily Excel Sheet of items sold/used, find and remedy any discrepancies for cash, inventory and volunteer compensation, maintain a bi-weekly update of invoices and receipts into database,
manage monthly account settlement, maintain and establish a working budget, work with Auditor to comply with review guidelines, ensure all books are accessible and transparent to members, work with committees for specific project budgets and manage finances for Lunik events.

Volunteer Chair
Honorarium/Hours a Week: $384/Monthly; 6hrs per week
Must be able to commit to at least 6 hours a week. Must completely understand and fully commit to principles of Lunik Co-op as included in the Mission Statement, Constitution, By-Laws and Policies. Must have a strong command of all of Lunik’s organizational procedures as included in the Constitution, Bylaws, Mission Statement, and Policies

The Volunteer Chair oversees volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, volunteer communication, completion of volunteer tasks, and weekly/bi weekly email update.
In terms of recruitment, this chair is responsible for social media and campus outreach including Club’s Day and Frosh Week. The Chair Manages incoming emails about volunteering and writes volunteer updates for weekly emails. Managing training includes establishing “trainers” and a training ‘package.’The Volunteer Chair is responsible for bringing concerns from volunteers to meetings and maintaining the Volunteer Compensation system.

August 23rd Meeting Notes

Attending: Naz, Natalia, Yoani and Kaela

-bookshelves and signs (begining of sept)

-calendar

*naz will contact michelle for poster, to be done by sept. 5th,

*volunteer structure to be done over google doc Kaela

*volunteer daily tasks Naz

*food items kaela in contact with ONFC, disposable cups next week

-frosh week, zines being finished and will be done by natalia due by monday!

-appliances : hot plate (kaela), kaela sell food processor, ask josh about blender, panini press purchase online (kaela), espresso machine will be purchased today

-garden, natalia will update after garden reno

-committees

*garbage removal – kaela will email university for green bin and garbage disposal

-physical work

*peter removed as contract work and replaced with yoani

*counter will be bolted together, front boards installed, plastering to be finished

-food summitt

-plan of action:

*Natalia working on kitchen stuff

*Naz: by-laws, daily operations draft, email michelle, zine submission on Friday,

*Kaela: volunteer model doc including working out the credit system, sorting out inventory,

-pay settled