Jul 21, 2019
In Art / Frontage
The theme this year is Metamorphoses. To tie into the theme and bring interactive art to the Lost Penguin Cafe, we are sitting up a comfortable seating area around a table for discussion at the far end of the plounge. Metamorphoses is about the individual's experiences and cultures that allow self-reflection and perhaps transformation. Penguins may join in and help lead the discussions, or it can be self-lead. Also, if you are in the cafe please check the area to make sure it still set up with chairs, table and paper and pens. Some starter questions for self-reflection or group discussion will be posted. Please do not feel limited to these questions. Join others for a discussion or self-reflect. On the table will be a roller of paper to write down answers, ideas, and/or thoughts on the theme and personal burning man experiences. At the end of the week, the written record will be recorded to share with the Burning Man Org. The original paper will then be taken to the temple to be burned. Hope you participate. The Lost Penguin Café is your home for the week, so please help us welcome our guests, and join in the discussions! peace&love&playadust Alchemy
Jul 12, 2019
Ark Ark, The committee leads have submitted their requests for 2019 expenses, and the leads approved the submitted requests. Dues are set at $260. With the intent of the $10 increase going to the kitchen for some of the improvements for the kitchen. How the finance/budget process works: Each committee head submitted their budget/requested items and the budget was approved by the leads. If a lead needs to purchase additional items for more $, the increase isn't approved until a request is submitted to Kahuna and Alchemy and we review the 2019 expenses for the year, and decide if we can afford it (if you are going over your budgeted $ amount). If you want to change things in your order, but not spend more $, that is good and you don't need to tell Kahuna and Alchemy. When leads are ready to preorder items for Reno, let Kahuna and I know and we will help you if ordering with Kahuna's debit card. Last year, we had unexpected expenses with Canadian credit cards being used in the U.S., and the resulting transaction fees. If we can avoid that, let's do. Sumit is our Reno Coordinator. If you have items to be picked up in Reno by the Food Truck, that can be done on Wednesday. So when you place an order, have it be Wed Aug 21st for pickup. Wulfie usually has the largest order, so if you are ordering from Home Depot or Walmart - then let's be sure to coordinate which Home Depot or Walmart so items can be picked up in 1 stop. I am coordinating the list for Sumit for things we will need to pick up. So keep Sumit and I in the loop. If you purchase items and we are going to pay you back, be sure to keep the receipts and submit to me. If I know ahead of time, I can pay you back in cash on playa, or we can paypal after the burn.