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Free Geek Town Hall Meeting

East Portland Eagles Aerie #3256
4904 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97215, US (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

Disabled accessible. Free event parking and entry located on SE 50th just south of Hawthorne St. Non-members please sign in at the front desk or at the bar.



Your local community technology center has recently changed the way it is governed and this is your chance to have a say in the future of Free Geek.

On Sunday October 2nd at 12pm, Free Geek will hold its first Town Hall Meeting at the Eagles Lodge on SE 50th and Hawthorne. During the meeting you will get the opportunity to hear reports on Free Geek’s progress from staff and the Board of Directors. You will be able to voice your ideas and brainstorm big-picture issues with other volunteers. You will have the chance to participate in workshops, discussions, and Q & A sessions that will help set the future direction of Free Geek.

You will also hear from candidates for the new position of Volunteer Representatives to the Free Geek Board — as part of the governance changes, Free Geek is committed to maintaining a Board with no less than 25% of its membership elected directly by volunteers to represent their interests. Anyone who has completed 30 or more volunteer hours in the last year will be able to vote. Voting opens at the Town Hall, and will remain open for two weeks in order to maximize the number of votes received. Paper ballots will be available at Free Geek; you may call the front desk at 503-232-9350 to request a ballot by mail. We will use the Schulze Method of voting, the most mathematically correct voting system in existence, to ensure the best and fairest representation. There will also be a free lunch provided, a chance to raise your issues directly with staff and members of the Board, and an after-event session in the Eagles bar for participants. We appreciate and look forward to your participation in this historic convening. See you there!