These are some of the tasks on this week’s to-do list
Electrician to strip out redundant wiring
… permanent lighting in kitchen food store area
… fix sockets for freezers, microwave etc
… reroute fire alarm to side of exit door
Find £4620 for Glastonbury by April.
Feedback to Green Futures Field organisers
Sort out additional campaign funding / workshops / tickets
Lush funding for Field kitchen
Research Vegan Guide to Glasto & milk supplies for all participating stalls
Seek nominated supplier goods-in-kind product sponsors for London Vegan Fest
Check out HannahBananaBakery @HanBanBakery All Vegan Bakery
Write job spec for Crew Well-Being Rep by Thurs 23rd Jan.
… signup and veggiesnottm email lists
… any other volunteer enquiries
… crew feedback surveys
Find someone to take, type & circulate notes from Crew Meeting.
Also to circulate potential agenda items before & seek input by email
www.essex.veginfo.org.uk is gone. Find other ‘other sandwich ideas’
Renew Viva! subscription.
Create a Nottingham Discount list for Viva!, Animal Aid, VegSoc & Vegan Soc.
Convert to Life family memberships for these when funds allow.
Patch roof of shipping store
Olive oil from IC Discount or the Brothers.
… Hellenic extra virgin cold press => £5.60/ltr
Put out recycling Thurs eve.
Unravel, clear & pack away Badger Marquee.
Order new marquee.
Move, clean, paint, refurbish small white catering trailer.
Sumac Community Food Garden; Remove scrap wood, tidy wall,
move compost, de-pave, install lawn Plant mobile salad/herb garden, herb wall?
… Send details to Vegan Mag, VON, VeggiesNottm
(When de-paving also cut through walkway in void)
Jet wash shipping store door ready for street artist to paint with welcome sign.
Facilitate installation of new boiler. Pay for it! – Pat
Plumber to reroute kitchen pipes.
Electrician to reroute / replace electric to back of kitchen.
Fix VegCom Accommodation Noticeboard (tell Lynn Taylor)
Print weekly Sumac Events listing for Screaming Carrot
Measure & design 30th Anniversary Banners for trailer and for Van/Marquee
Commission new ’30th Anniversary’ sticker
End of year accounts
bank, paypal, cash accounts
George van fuel costs
Comprehensive ethical/cost review of products/ingredients.
Update master copy of stock/price list; annual stock-take.
Update Ethical ratings of milks on product info pages
(Yeast extract delivery – 17th Jan)
Balance up stock transfers to/from Screaming Carrot.
Update Sumac Kitchen users guide. Set up stock-transfer duplicate book.
Invest suplus reserves in Rootstock.
w/e 14th Feb: Students for Cooperation.
Diary, tweet, sign-up, email, fb
Sat 22nd Feb: Badger Cull Rally.
Diary, twitter, confirm set up, sign-up, email, fb.
Tues 25th Feb: NFU Badger Cull Protest –
Diary, sign-up, twitter, email
Sat 5 April: Awaken Inn, Wolverhampton.
11-17 April: British Juggling Convention
Booked, diary, sign-up, twitter, email
Also 12 April: Liverpool LABL Vegan Fair.
Diary, sign-up, twitter, email, crew
26th April: World Day for Animals in Labs
Sun 13 July:
Confirm Bark in the Park. Diary, sign-up, email, twitter
… Contact Hope Pastures re possible clash of date.
18-20 July: Peace in the Park, Oxford.
Confirm, Diary, sign-up, twitter, email
Also: 19/20 + 26/27 July: Goddess Camp on 2 w/ends.
Confirm, diary, sign-up, twitter, email, facebook
Animal Rights Gathering – Planning meeting – 23rd Feb, Birmingham
17th Aug: London Vegan Festival: Confirm whether burgers can be cooked.
18 Oct: Anarchist Bookfair + Veggies 30th Anniversary & Emma/Remi’s Wedding. Confirm,
diary, signup, tweet, email/facebook
Sun 18 May: Nottingham Green Festival
Sat 12 July: Bakewell Green Festival (day before Bark in Park)
Sun 20 July: Splendour, during Peace in the Park & Goddess Camp
24 – 27 July: Northern Green Gathering, during Goddess Camp
31 July-3 Aug: Green Gathering during Peace News Camp ???
### 13 Sept: Northern Vegan Festival, Blackpool
21-25 Aug: Shambala: Trading applications open late Jan.
2nd or 9th Nov: North East Vegan Fest – Tweet dates when confirmed; then decide if catering.
Other Events on Vegan Outreach / Sumac Diary / AR Calendar
Check status of Green Garden Cafe weekly cafe
Colchester Vegan Fair, Sat 10th May: Diary, Tweet
Vegfest UK London, Sat 27th to Sun 28th September:
Diary, Tweet, ATTEND?
Newcastle Vegan Festival, Sat 7th June. Diary, tweet
Find Sumac/Veggies/NottMAR reps to liaise with Nottm-Veg/Vegan-Meetup
Design/order new banner for trailer (lost at Anarchist Bookfair)
Redesign Veggies home page.
Make Events column more prominent.
Move gallery in place of the static image top left, so that news & events columns move top right. Seek suggestions for news images for the gallery /about/gallery/. eg see slide show & graphic menu icons at Viva website.
Confirm entries on Directory of other caterers.
After the event:
Pack away food & equipment after weekend events
Send out thanks to crew & seek feedback
Plan next event:
Create sign-up & find crew
Check food store stock
Order / Collect samosas
Order / collect Veg
Order / collect Screaming Carrot goods
… note collection of 2kg white flour
… Update ingredients lists on point of sale stickers etc.
Check Event Shelter repairs after Brinsley
Sort out badger camp Marquee and pots&pans & return A.T. equipment
Order replacement marquee
Order black printer toner, install in printer
The printer has died! Buy newly refurbished printer.
Install 12v solar LED lights in Shipping store – cheers Russell.
Process mail orders for zapatista coffee, NPNT stickers, mixes, vitamins etc.
Publish burger press + mix + scoffer offer on Veggies Shop.
Post Active Distro book delivery details at book-stall-library/
Collate/supply Veggies Scoffers to Vegan Campaigns & Active Distribution
Find place to send donation from sale of 2 x ‘Behind the Mask’
Check/forward Vegfam & Stop the Cull donations
Review Paypal payments – update onto Quicken Records
Fit replacement food processor part.
Replace 2oz burger former.
Lush Derby request Veggies leaflets
- Edit info/diary flier to include Veggies/Lush connection
Compile/circulate report on subscriptions & campaign contributions.
Reorganise & maintain equipment stores.
Reorganise & maintain office.
Set up additional Office computer / workstation.
Consider Basic PAYE Tools from HRMC, to help you run payroll
- Back up computer. Check status of McAfee or other security software.
- Check p.a.t test for cables and cookers etc
- Check extinguishers
- Check First Aid Kits
Coordinate & update this tasks list
Sort out drop kerb, disabled bay etc for Beech Avenue entrance.
Tasks from recent Sumac Meeting that you may be able to help with:
- Chris to draw up a map of the garden plot
- D. to print off and put up statement about the Sumac and young people
- J. to contact female DV survivors again, about using the Sumac as a meeting space
- D. to make laminated ‘Private meeting’ signs for groups using the Sumac
- Residents and finance group to meet and discuss rent and bills
- Tom & Abdul to make a ‘to do’ list for the yard
- Pat to speak to Abdul about young people’s involvement in the fox graffiti project
- Kate to rationalise Sumac post-boxes
- Trayen and Rosie to carry on with mural work
- Cake baking
- Freezer service production
- Bulk burger / sosage mixes
- Clearing up after everyone!
Maintains Kitchen equipment
Recipes: writing, updating, filing
Liaise with event organisers
Event suppliers: Screaming Carrot, Lembas, Bombay, L&M, Hand Made Bakery
Production Suppliers: Do-It (TVP/wholefoods), Morning Foods (oats), Dickens (breadcrumbs), Azelis (yeast extract), Catermix (gum)
Maintain events diary / website / Twitter
Maintain Computer Printer, Risograph & CPR paper stock
Check if this Twitter Button works
Accounts: Book-keeping, Quicken, Paypal, banking, payments, annual accounts
Facilitate & forward donations received via website
Van management / driver
- identify mechanic / crew alongside each task by 30th Jan
- Schedule essential work for MOT – due March 21st
- schedule to complete other van tasks by March 31st
Event crew coordination
- Create sign-ups for events by Thurs 23rd Jan.
- catch up with backlog and then stay on top of.
- identify role for recruitment & write job spec – slipped to 13th Feb
- recruit one person to do it (end of Jan’14) – slipped to 13th Feb
- Set up food hygiene training for Chrissy, Dean & other key crew.
… inc kitchen food safety folder.
- monitor incoming donation
- identify next fund-raising opportunity
- Review go-fund-me / sab donations
Schedule review on or around 31st Jan
- Check email
- Dispatch orders from webshop
- check Voicemail
- de-filing redundant papers from office/void
- Transport to events
- Print & design at Veggies/CPR printshop
- Auction monitoring & purchases
- Computer tech, security, backups
- Trailer / van infrastructure. Driver.
- Solar / 12v electrics, in house, on the road & in the fields!
- Repairs, maintenance, locks. eg cut copy of trailer key, mount tea cabinet
- Hackspace liaison
Following the unfortunate clutch failure en route to the “Free the Primates” demo in December the van is now back on the road. The cost was £618
As the van has done 198,000 miles, and 32,000 miles since we got 6 years ago, it is scheduled for a complete refurbishment by the end of March. We have assessed that it is more cost effective and ecologically benign to get another 6 years from this van, which has served us well, rather than buying a ‘new’ one.
You can help keep Veggies on the road with a small donation…