Acts in accordance with TTL aims and principles and those of the Transition movement
Has a minimum of three people
Is active, ie meets and discusses actions purposefully
Is open to whoever wants to come
Has an identity, has a topic appropriate to TTL and avoids duplication (with boundaries) with other groups
Has clear written aims
Has a ‘contact’ who acts as the point of contact for the group
Creates content for a page on the TTL website.
The people in the groups might like to ask themselves, “who isn’t here that should be here?”, that is, always be open to exploring new ‘avenues’ by which new people can be drawn into the group.
The role of the contact…
The main role of the ‘contact’ is to be the point of contact for the group. Their email address (and possibly telephone number) is publicised through TTL. The contact also helps the group to function well by ensuring that s/he or another member of the group do the following:
Arrange meeting dates and venues
Ensure there is a chair and note-taker at each meeting
Keep in touch by email or other means
Take information to and from meetings of the Steering Group
Recruit new members to the group
Network with other groups inside and outside of TTL
Keep people engaged and enthusiastic.