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Statement of purpose

  1. 1. PPIC Statement of Purpose Our Purpose (Why We are here) Strategy Areas (SA) Projects Project Categories (PC) Role: Manager/Coordinator (MC) of each SA, responsible for: - Ongoing activities in that area - Project coordination for that area Role : Project Leader (PL) of each project, responsible for direction & completion of that project, working with the SA MC Our Guiding Principles (What We Believe) Our Code of Conduct (How We Behave) Our Customs (Our Community Culture) Our Strategies (How We Will Achieve Our Purpose)
  2. 2. DEMONSTRATING SUPPORTING COLLABORATING LEARNING Our Purpose To learn useful new skills and abilities, and understand better how the 'real' world really works, and how to live in harmony with nature and each other; and to learn about various cultures and ways of living, to broaden our horizons. To promote dialogue, understanding, and cooperation between members, guests and other like-minded groups and organizations, and share our knowledge and research. To provide love, and moral, educational, financial (on a voluntary basis), and technical support to each other and to others as an excellent example of how intentional communities really work. To demonstrate a harmonious, innovative life style that is enriching both intellectually and emotionally.
  3. 3. Our Guiding Principles THE WORLD WE WANT: We strive for a world of Sustainability , Simplicity and Natural Beauty , one that is Self-Organized, Self-Sufficient, Collaborative, Communitarian, Harmonious, Intentional, Consensual, and Voluntarily and Actively Participative , in which we act on Principle Not Rigid Rules. WHAT WE FEEL FOR EACH OTHER AND ALL-LIFE-ON-EARTH: We seek to show to and share with each other, and all Earth’s creatures, Love , Joy , Honesty , Responsibility , Mutual Trust , Compassion , Generosity , Respect ; to Do No Harm , to Celebrate Diversity , and to Have Fun!
  4. 4. <ul><li>Our Code of Conduct (How We Behave): </li></ul><ul><li>We act in accordance with our Guiding Principles. </li></ul><ul><li>We identify like-minded visitors, make them welcome </li></ul><ul><li>and link them up with our community. </li></ul><ul><li>We help our members cope with stress, misfortune or </li></ul><ul><li>unhappiness. </li></ul><ul><li>We show we care for one another, by being welcoming, </li></ul><ul><li>generous with thanks and compliments and seeking the </li></ul><ul><li>good in everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>We show consideration by allowing members and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>space and time for quiet contemplation and reflection. </li></ul><ul><li>We stand up for our principles and take appropriate, </li></ul><ul><li>measured action when they are violated. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Our Customs (Our Community Culture): </li></ul><ul><li>We practice consensus, making decisions that respect </li></ul><ul><li>the views of all members. </li></ul><ul><li>We resolve disputes patiently and amicably, by appreciating </li></ul><ul><li>the cause of disagreements and attempting to bridge them. </li></ul><ul><li>We strive to continuously improve our processes for </li></ul><ul><li>communication, information-sharing and decision-making. </li></ul><ul><li>We strive to welcome all cultures and languages by learning </li></ul><ul><li>about diverse cultures and translating our conversations to </li></ul><ul><li>other participants’ languages. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SA9: Meeting Coordination SA8: Marketing, Promotion and Outreach SA7: Entertainment SA6: Community Wellbeing SA5: Website Management SA4: Information Exchange SA3: Security and Visitor Management SA2: Island Development and Maintenance SA1: Education and Research Our Strategies
  7. 7. PC104 Research PC103 Group Conversations PC102 Education Sessions P101 Learning Needs/Offers Exchange (PL: Saraswati Navarathna) SA1: Education and Research (MC: Saraswati Navarathna) P10201 Practicing English Skills (PL: Miracle Masala) P10202 Zen Buddhism (PL: Spluuda Hirvi) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL)
  8. 8. SA2: Island Development and Maintenance (MC: Miralee Munro) Ongoing Activities: - Island Aesthetics Management - Prim, Script & Object Management - Technical Issues Management Ongoing Activities: - Visitor Related Conflicts/Issues - Objects and Scripts Checks P301 Island Tour (PL: n2witive Destiny) SA3: Security and Visitor Management (MC: Veksyn Raviprakash)
  9. 9. P402 Newspaper (PL: Darcon Xue) P403 New Member Orientation (PL: Girish Navarathna) PC405 Display Projects P401 Open House Days (PL: Vacant) SA4: Information Exchange (MC: Girish Navarathna) P40501 Sustainability Facts (PL: Girish Navarathna) P40402 International Time Chart (PL: Miracle Masala) P40404 Member Snapshots (PL: Vacant) PC404 Membership Related Information P40403 Member Birthdays (PL: Vacant) P40401 SoP Slides (PL: Girish Navarathna) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL)
  10. 10. P602 Letting Go Project (PL: HarpoonDodger Freenote) P601 Counseling (PL: Miracle Masala) SA6: Community Wellbeing (MC: HarpoonDodger Freenote) Ongoing Activities: - Conflict Resolution - Community Finances SA5: Website Management (MC: Porena Pomilio) Ongoing Activities: - NING Website - Google Docs Space
  11. 11. P702 Art and Creativity P703 Holodeck Project (PL: n2witive Destiny) PC704 Group Tours to Other Sims PC701 Festivals, Movie/Song Nights SA7: Entertainment (MC: Vacant) P70201 Gaia Galleria (PL: Rayah Slade) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL)
  12. 12. P804 Bring a Friend To PP (PL: Vacant) PC803 Talks and Plays P802 Fundraising (PL: Girish Navarathna) P801 Collaboration with Sister Sims (PL: Miralee Munro) SA8: Marketing, Promotion, Outreach (MC: Rayah Slade) Various Projects TBD (each with a PL)
  13. 13. Meeting Greeter (PL: Vacant) Meeting Peacekeeper (PL: Miralee Munro) Meeting Facilitator (PL: Saraswati Navarathna) SA9: Meeting Co-ordination (MC: Karen Carstensz) Ongoing Activities: - Meeting Notifications - Organization of Special Meetings as Needed Meeting Scribe (PL: Karen Carstensz)