"For all the talk of declining resources, it feels like our most important resource is our people. And when members connect with each other at an event like this, the whole Transition Town gets stronger. To know you are part of a bigger vision can make those Saturday mornings in the rain giving out fliers a little easier.
We like to keep our feet on the ground in Crystal Palace Transition Town. But I would say that by the end of the 2014 Annual Celebration each person who came along went away feeling they were part of something happening, something that was bigger than themselves. Something worth celebrating".
We were really exited when Joe was asked to write up his story of our annual celebration. Rob Hopkins asked Joe to sum up what is different about the way we do things.
To read more about how we do things, do-ocracy, the dangers of spin and our novel way of keeping the meeting running on time, check out Joe's blog here: How We Celebrate Crystal Palace Transition Town.
By Mehul Damani
Being a constituted community group, we need to have an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year. On 11 June we had our third one. At the AGM of most community groups the chair presents on the activities, the treasurer reports on finances, officers are elected and constitutional changes are agreed. There may also be a keynote speaker. But we are not most community groups! We like to do things a little differently.
All our authors are Transition Town members who are passionate about green issues and getting things done!