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News from WORK:
More phone booths coming soon! Not sure what's happened lately, but private phone space is a hot commodity these days. I think too many of you have been promoted to senior management, requiring you to lead more and more meetings. ;) But not to fear, two more are on the way so we'll have five in total and you can talk to your heart's content. 

WORK will be CLOSED for drop-ins on Monday, February 17th. Some of you may have this day off because it's technically President's Day, but the real reason to celebrate is because it is my birthday! (And coWORKer Nancy Sands' birthday, too!) 

See you at WORK! (But not this Monday ;)

Natasha and team
coWORKer of the Month:
WORK’s new part-time front desk person, Kendra Murray, has a background in music, theater, audio and voiceover work, and nursing. When Kendra isn't at WORK she's often narrating audiobooks at her home recording studio. Find out more details about WORK's newest team member and February's coWORKer of the Month.
Climate WORK:
Climate Action Commission Meeting
2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. (TONIGHT 2/13)
Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma

Join us as we come together as a City to take action and be the change. Want to voice your support? Show up a little before 6:30 to fill out your public comment card at the back and hand it in to the clerk to get your 2 minutes at the podium. :)

See the agenda here.

Events at WORK: (see full lineup here)

Fri 2/14/20 - CLIMATE CHAT: Natasha's Top 12 Takeaways from the Last 2 Years
12:00-1:00 PM

We've had 21 Climate Chats over the last 2 years, tapping into a wide range of expertise and building a community of thoughtful, caring participants. I'm going to attempt to boil it all down to twelve key concepts: Six that help us define the problem and six that help us find the solutions. Wish me luck! ;)
See Details and RSVP
Fri 2/14/20 - STUDY HALL (2nd & 4th Fridays)
1:30-2:15 PM - Make a Plan
2:15-5:00 PM - Get it Done! 

This drop-in accountability club will give you the clarity and motivation you need to move forward in 2020. It's simple, it's informal, and it works! Natasha will listen to your goals and help keep the momentum going.
See Details and RSVP
Mon 2/24/20 - AUTHOR VISIT! Climate Revolution - Why We Can Still Build a Thriving Future (& Easy Ways to Help)
7:00-8:30 PM 

Oregon author Mary DeMocker is stopping by WORK during a free night on her book tour! Please join us for an inspiring evening as DeMocker shares ways to feel empowered in the fight for a healthy planet while deepening our connections to one another. She promises you’ll leave with at least three easy ways to change our system – not just our light bulbs.
See Details and RSVP
Fri 2/28/20 - CRASH COURSE: Press Kit 101
12:00-1:00 PM 

Daedalus Howell, editor of the North Bay Bohemian and the Pacific Sun, will be here to teach you the tricks of the trade. Beyond press releases, this course walks you through how to align your narrative, timeline, and materials for maximum effect with today's harried newsrooms.
See Details and RSVP

Community Pick: 

Clay (&c)

Opening Saturday, Feb.15th  
6-9 PM 

Petaluma Art Center
230 Lakeville St

Featuring work by Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson, Arthur
Gonzalez, Wanxin Zhang, coWORKer Nuala Creed, and more.

The exhibit will be up until March 22.
A show not to miss!
ROUNDTABLE: Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Consciousness 

Monday, Feb 17th
12:00 - 1:30 PM

WORK Petaluma Library
10 4th Street 

Nelson R. (“Buzz”) Kellogg enjoys being in conversation with others about topics that spur the imagination. An emeritus professor of The Hutchins School of Liberal Studies Studies at SSU, Buzz spent twenty-three years leading students through adventures in pondering big questions. He led us in a rousing discussion of AI a few weeks ago and is back with his own series of talks. Up next:

A talk about the very controversial idea of machine learning evolving into what is called A.G.I., or Artificial General Intelligence.  This does not yet exist, but it would be the point at which human intelligence will be forever transcended by software and machines. This is also the stage, according to scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil (of Google), when AI will be able to mimic human consciousness and become self-aware entities.  This will also allow the entire “mindscape” of actual humans to be uploaded into the computer cloud, giving way to “cybernetic immortality."
Bag lunchers welcome.

Please RSVP to

WORK Resources

  • coWORKer Directory: Looking for local professionals or just curious who goes to WORK? Check out our ever-growing Members Directory.
  • Coffee Social: Want to meet a variety of professionals and engage in a fascinating conversation? Join us for Coffee Social Tuesdays at 10 AM. 
  • Social Media: For links to recommendations that come up during Coffee Social and other insider tidbits, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
  • Special thanks to coWORKer Linda Jay, who edits my newsletters and blogs.  As she likes to say, "There is no excuse for sloppy copy!" Want some help with your writing? Check out Linda's profile

We look forward to seeing you at WORK!
Natasha, Matt, Julia, Kendra, & Jackie 

Do you have friends or colleagues who would benefit from a fabulous place to work or meet? As always, please send 'em our way or pass them a link to our website

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