We’re back down to having 3 folks living at the Wingnut full time; 3 is a good number when it comes to living together happily but it puts a limit on our ability to organize effectively. We can run all of the projects that we’re currently committed to but we can’t grow and do new things without more people actively participating. Also, we have a lot of friends that come over and help out with stuff that we do in a variety of contexts who don’t always get the input or the credit that they deserve for the work that they do.
One of the potential solutions that we’ve discussed for dealing with both of these problems is splitting the political organization off from the residential organization. The folks living in the house would all be members of the political side, but the political side would also be open to people who either couldn’t or wouldn’t live at the wingnut. If you’re reading this and are interested in participating, you probably already have a good idea of who we are and what we’re about, but we’re going to put together more information about what this might look like that will be on the facebook and website in a week or so.
We’re gonna have a meeting on Monday January 28th to try to hash out the particulars of what membership would be like, a statement of purpose and so on. Feel free to get in touch with us with any comments or concerns that you have leading up to the actual meeting.