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Business

Business

Discussions, workshops and planning about the running of the DF movement. This takes place at Althing, Regional Things and Mini Things within events. Other terms linked to Business include: committee

Annual Gathering

Annual Gathering

Woodcraft Folk’s yearly meeting which aims to pass motions to affect the direction of the movement. It is a two day long event with workshops and discussions. Other terms linked to Annual Gathering include: Althing

Althing

Althing

The DF business year starts and ends in early September, at our Annual General Meeting held at the residential business event, Althing. It is named after the world’s oldest parliamentary system, that of Iceland. Here is where the DF committee, regional council and other key DF roles are elected, for which any member of theContinue Reading Althing

Alternative vote

Alternative vote

The voter puts a number by each candidate, with a one for their favourite, 2 for their second favourite and so on. They can put numbers on as many or as few as they wish. If more than half the voters have the same favourite candidate, that person is elected. If nobody gets half, theContinue Reading Alternative vote

Outreach

Outreach

This role works to build relationships and collaborate with other organisations. They are the point of contact for DF committee for collaborations and relations with the DF movement. Other terms linked to Outreach include: affiliations

Actions

Actions

When it is decided that something needs to be done at a business event, an “action” is recorded. This states what must be done and by whom, often giving a time frame. Committee and Non-Committee roles can have actions they must complete, on their own or in groups. It is the Laymembers’ job to makeContinue Reading Actions

Accessibility Representative

Accessibility Representative

The supervisory role of Accessibility Representative has the job of making sure all accessibility needs are considered. They work at making events and business available to as many people as possible. Other terms linked to Accessibility Representative include: Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility

How easy it is for everyone to take part in something. Accessibility issues could be lots of steps at an event, venues being very far away, no lactose- or gluten-free food etc. Other terms linked to Accessibility include: Accessibility Representative, BME, Committee

Thing

Thing

A Thing is a weekend long business event where DFs discuss important issues relating to the DF movement and the wider world