The idea occurred to me today that it could really powerful, once we’ve gone through an online process of enagaging our members in envisioning and honing what Cosmos wants to become, to actually formalize the co-op in some kind of IN PERSON gathering over a few days (with digital broadcast/recording & inclusive participation for those who can’t make it live) which would serve as a kind of constitutional convention where we ratify the various governance structures of Cosmos, vote in our board or other officers, and also make a declaration of our purpose, vision, and goals as a radical community & organization.
We could easily AiRBnB a big house up in the mountains and make a festival/retreat of it. As long as folks can buy their own plane tickets, the cost would be minimal; and it would be a concrete event to work towards and prepare for. Plus it would probably be an amazing founding event that would help the co-op jump out of the digital ether of infinite possibilities into the real world of embodied actualization. In addition to taking care of business, we could have art, music, poetry, yoga, hiking, hot springs, etc.
Maybe a summer 2019 thing?