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http://pages.e-democracy.org/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=Stephanie+Jenkins&feedformat=atom E-Democracy.org - User contributions [en] 2022-11-29T11:29:51Z User contributions MediaWiki 1.26.2 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2670 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-05T07:14:44Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Who Runs This Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community by providing an online discussion of issues affecting people of all ages who live, work, and study in this large suburban area''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must type your full real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;) at the end of each message you post''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate if you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''The Headington &amp; Marston Issues Forum is run by volunteers who sit on the committee of [http://www.hcda.org.uk Headington Action]. This is a charity representing groups in the Headington and Marston area including residents’ associations, employers, businesses, schools and higher education, health, local councils, and churches.</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2669 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-05T07:07:37Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Purpose of the Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community by providing an online discussion of issues affecting people of all ages who live, work, and study in this large suburban area''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must type your full real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;) at the end of each message you post''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate if you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''The Headington &amp; Marston Issues Forum is run by volunteers who sit on the committee of [http://www.hcda.org.uk Headington Action]. This is a charity comprising a group of organisations operating in the Headington and Marston area including residents’ associations, employers, businesses, schools, health, local councils, and churches.</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2668 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-05T07:00:51Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Rules */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community by providing an online discussion of issues affecting people who live, work, and study in this large suburban area''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must type your full real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;) at the end of each message you post''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate if you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''The Headington &amp; Marston Issues Forum is run by volunteers who sit on the committee of [http://www.hcda.org.uk Headington Action]. This is a charity comprising a group of organisations operating in the Headington and Marston area including residents’ associations, employers, businesses, schools, health, local councils, and churches.</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0004&diff=2666 Start A Forum - 0004 2007-12-04T18:08:53Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* 4) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Headington and Marston''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' ''Stephanie Jenkins''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''28 November 2007''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Stephanie Jenkins, 4 December 2007''<br /> <br /> ==3) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''- Heather Armitage -''<br /> # ''- Sue Baker -''<br /> # ''- James Bloice-Smith -''<br /> # ''- Gail Bones -''<br /> # ''- Angela Cristofoli -''<br /> # ''- Marion Fiddes -''<br /> # ''- Tim Field -''<br /> # ''- Sue Holden -''<br /> # ''- Mary Hope -''<br /> # ''- Janet Isaac -''<br /> # ''- Tony Joyce -''<br /> # ''- Audrey Mullender -''<br /> # ''- David Rundle -''<br /> # ''- Liz Simpson-Wells -''<br /> # ''- Marie Vickers -''<br /> # ''- Stella Welford -''<br /> # ''- Jean White -''<br /> # ''- Charles Young -''<br /> <br /> ''* Stephanie Jenkins, 4 December 2007''<br /> <br /> ==4) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Stephanie Jenkins, 4 December 2007''<br /> <br /> ==5) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''{Insert name here}''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0004&diff=2665 Start A Forum - 0004 2007-12-04T18:03:05Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* 3) Identify a steering committee */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Headington and Marston''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' ''Stephanie Jenkins''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''28 November 2007''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Stephanie Jenkins, 4 December 2007''<br /> <br /> ==3) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''- Heather Armitage -''<br /> # ''- Sue Baker -''<br /> # ''- James Bloice-Smith -''<br /> # ''- Gail Bones -''<br /> # ''- Angela Cristofoli -''<br /> # ''- Marion Fiddes -''<br /> # ''- Tim Field -''<br /> # ''- Sue Holden -''<br /> # ''- Mary Hope -''<br /> # ''- Janet Isaac -''<br /> # ''- Tony Joyce -''<br /> # ''- Audrey Mullender -''<br /> # ''- David Rundle -''<br /> # ''- Liz Simpson-Wells -''<br /> # ''- Marie Vickers -''<br /> # ''- Stella Welford -''<br /> # ''- Jean White -''<br /> # ''- Charles Young -''<br /> <br /> ''* Stephanie Jenkins, 4 December 2007''<br /> <br /> ==4) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''{Insert name here}''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0004&diff=2663 Start A Forum - 0004 2007-12-04T15:52:45Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* 2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Headington and Marston''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' ''Stephanie Jenkins''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''28 November 2007''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Stephanie Jenkins, 4 December 2007''<br /> <br /> ==3) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- add lines if necessary -''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==4) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''{Insert name here}''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Start_A_Forum_-_0004&diff=2660 Start A Forum - 0004 2007-12-04T15:47:13Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* 1) Sign on the dotted line! */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> '''Please follow the following steps towards launching your local Issues Forum.''' Sign (simply enter your name) and date each item as you complete it. This will allow E-Democracy.Org staff to monitor your progress and offer assistance at the appropriate times. It will also allow others to follow along with your successes.<br /> <br /> ==1) Sign on the dotted line!==<br /> <br /> Enter some basic info here to indicate that you are ready to start the process of launching a local Issues Forum in your community! There is no cost nor obligation to start the process, but please wait until you are really ready before starting. Launching a local Issues Forum will take a significant amount of work:<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Forum:''' ''Headington and Marston''<br /> <br /> ......'''Name of Organizer:''' ''Stephanie Jenkins''<br /> <br /> ......'''Date Started:''' ''28 November 2007''<br /> <br /> ''(Note: Groups should attempt to launch their forum within 3 months of start)''<br /> <br /> ==2) Join our &quot;Liftoff&quot; group==<br /> <br /> Liftoff is a special online group that we have set up for peer-to-peer support of folks who are launching local Issues Forums. Many of our more experienced volunteers and staff are also on hand in this forum to answer questions and offer words of encouragement.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/liftoff/ Liftoff]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==3) Identify a steering committee==<br /> <br /> Identify at least 5 people to serve on your steering committee. Your steering committee should not be a group of people with the same political and organizational affiliations within the community. Try to find a small group of people that:<br /> <br /> * Has some degree of political diversity <br /> * Includes some racial or gender diversity<br /> * Is able to set aside their personal agendas to create a non-partisan space fro public discussion<br /> <br /> '''Enter at least five names here''' (its ok to use first names only):<br /> <br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- replace with name -''<br /> # ''- add lines if necessary -''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==4) Set-up forum for your group to begin organizing==<br /> <br /> Ask E-Democracy.Org to set up two forums. One will be a closed space where members of your steering committee can communicate about the management of the forum. The second will be the forum itself. Initially, the forum itself will be closed to any traffic - but available for members of the community to JOIN. ([mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us Here])<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==5) Have a face to face meeting==<br /> <br /> It would be best if your steering committee could meet together at least once, before launch (a conference call is an option). This gives you the opportunity to discuss the charter and make sure that the group has a common understanding of what you hope to accomplish with the forum. Its also a good time to decide who will be the forum manager and to discuss expectations and how other members of the Steering Committee might be able to support the forum manager. Check to see if an E-Democracy.Org representative from your region is available to attend this meeting. [mailto:support@e-democracy.org Contact Us].<br /> <br /> * '''Pick a date and time''' ''[http://www.meetingwizard.com/ MeetingWizard.Com]''<br /> * '''Select a location''' (we recommend a relaxed atmosphere and easy to access location, like a community coffee shop)<br /> *'''Sample Agenda'''<br /> *# Select a Chair Person for the steering comittee. Best if it is someone other than the Forum Manager.<br /> *# Draft Charter (see next item on checklist)<br /> *# Select a Forum Manager<br /> *# Decide how often the steering committee will meet (at least twice a year). Set dates, times, and locations for the next couple of meetings.<br /> *# Discuss kick-off event<br /> *# Training ''(contact [mailto:support@e-democracy.org E-Democracy.Org] about scheduling an Issues Forum training for your steering committee, either at this meeting or another date/time.)''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==6) Complete charter worksheet==<br /> <br /> Create your own charter worksheet, using copy and paste, in the same way that you created this page. Please, feel use or edit text from other existing forums.<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets | Click here to fill out your charter worksheet]]<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==7) Identify a forum manager==<br /> <br /> Some resources.<br /> * [[Definition of Forum Manager]]<br /> <br /> .....'''Forum Manager:''' ''{Insert name here}''<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==8) Recruit at least 100 participants==<br /> <br /> '''To Do: (move to &quot;Done&quot; as completed)'''<br /> <br /> * Create a sign up sheet ''(see template - when available)''<br /> * Invite local elected officials ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local government staff ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local reporters (print, video, and internet) ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Invite local community organizers ''(add sample email)''<br /> * Send invitation to other online groups with community focus <br /> * Identify at least one community event to attend and pass out sign up sheet<br /> <br /> '''Done:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Move items from &quot;To Do&quot; list to here as they are completed.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==9) Organize a Kick-Off Event==<br /> <br /> You can make this as simple or elaborate as you like. Anything from a &quot;happy hour&quot; at local gathering place or party at someones home, to a more structured event with rented room and scheduled presentations.<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''<br /> <br /> ==10) Launch Forum==<br /> <br /> ''* Sign here (name and date) when complete''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2638 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T16:01:11Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Goals */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community by providing an online discussion of issues affecting people who live, work, and study in this large suburban area''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must put at the end of every message you post your real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;)''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate that you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''The Headington &amp; Marston Issues Forum is run by volunteers who sit on the committee of [http://www.hcda.org.uk Headington Action]. This is a charity comprising a group of organisations operating in the Headington and Marston area including residents’ associations, employers, businesses, schools, health, local councils, and churches.</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2637 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T16:00:35Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Purpose of the Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community by providing an online discussion of issues affecting people who live, work, and study in this large suburban area''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To foster a sense of community in a widespread area''<br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must put at the end of every message you post your real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;)''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate that you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''The Headington &amp; Marston Issues Forum is run by volunteers who sit on the committee of [http://www.hcda.org.uk Headington Action]. This is a charity comprising a group of organisations operating in the Headington and Marston area including residents’ associations, employers, businesses, schools, health, local councils, and churches.</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2636 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T15:59:27Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Who Runs This Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community in this large suburban area by providing an online discussion of issues affecting residents, businesses, students, and hospitals''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To foster a sense of community in a widespread area''<br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must put at the end of every message you post your real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;)''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate that you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''The Headington &amp; Marston Issues Forum is run by volunteers who sit on the committee of [http://www.hcda.org.uk Headington Action]. This is a charity comprising a group of organisations operating in the Headington and Marston area including residents’ associations, employers, businesses, schools, health, local councils, and churches.</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2635 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T15:52:17Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Rules */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community in this large suburban area by providing an online discussion of issues affecting residents, businesses, students, and hospitals''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To foster a sense of community in a widespread area''<br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''You must put at the end of every message you post your real name and your neighbourhood (e.g. &quot;Headington Hill&quot;, &quot;Old Marston&quot;)''<br /> * ''You are limited to two messages per day''<br /> * ''Be polite, and use a smiley to indicate that you are joking, e.g. ;-)''<br /> * ''No commercial advertising is allowed''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''(Your description here)''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2634 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T15:44:36Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Typical Topics */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community in this large suburban area by providing an online discussion of issues affecting residents, businesses, students, and hospitals''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To foster a sense of community in a widespread area''<br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''Rubbish collection and litter''<br /> * ''Parking and traffic problems''<br /> * ''Playgrounds and parks''<br /> * ''Local bus services''<br /> * ''Planning issues''<br /> * ''Library services''<br /> * ''Local shops and businesses''<br /> * ''Local policing, crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch groups''<br /> * ''Anything currently prominent in the local media''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #1)''<br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #2)''<br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #3)''<br /> * ''(Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''(Your description here)''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2633 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T15:34:36Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Goals */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community in this large suburban area by providing an online discussion of issues affecting residents, businesses, students, and hospitals''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''To foster a sense of community in a widespread area''<br /> * ''To encourage people to make their voices heard before decisions are made''<br /> * ''To get people from different sub-groups within Headington and Marston to work together on important issues that affect everyone''<br /> * ''To publicize local information''<br /> * ''To inform people about important local planning applications''<br /> * ''To answer questions on subjects of local interest''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #1)''<br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #2)''<br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #3)''<br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #4)''<br /> * ''(Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #1)''<br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #2)''<br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #3)''<br /> * ''(Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''(Your description here)''</div> Stephanie Jenkins http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Charter_Worksheet_0004&diff=2632 Charter Worksheet 0004 2007-12-03T15:23:32Z <p>Stephanie Jenkins: /* Purpose of the Forum */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Launch}}<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> <br /> ====Headington and Marston====<br /> <br /> ==Generic Charter Worksheet==<br /> <br /> * [[Charter Worksheets]]<br /> <br /> ===Purpose of the Forum===<br /> <br /> '''Complete the following statement:''' The purpose of the Headington and Marston Issues Forum is:<br /> <br /> * ''to foster a sense of community in this large suburban area by providing an online discussion of issues affecting residents, businesses, students, and hospitals''<br /> <br /> ===Goals===<br /> <br /> '''The Goals of {Your Community} Issues Forum are:'''<br /> <br /> * ''(Insert Goal #1)''<br /> * ''(Insert Goal #2)''<br /> * ''(Insert Goal #3)''<br /> * ''(Insert Goal #4)''<br /> * ''(Add or subtract the number of goals as you see fit)''<br /> <br /> ===Typical Topics===<br /> <br /> '''Topics that you might find here to discuss include:'''<br /> <br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #1)''<br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #2)''<br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #3)''<br /> * ''(Insert Typical Topic #4)''<br /> * ''(Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)''<br /> <br /> ===Rules===<br /> <br /> The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.<br /> <br /> '''Highlighted Rules:'''<br /> <br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #1)''<br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #2)''<br /> * ''(Insert Highlighted Rule #3)''<br /> * ''(Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)''<br /> <br /> ===Who Runs This Forum===<br /> <br /> Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.<br /> <br /> * ''(Your description here)''</div> Stephanie Jenkins