AMC Working Circles

Board Circle

Aim: The Board of Asheville Movement Community, Inc. shall: Advise and support Asheville Movement Collective as a sustainable nonprofit organization acting in accordance with the public trust while ensuring consistency with its registered Articles of Incorporation, bylaws and overall Vision, Mission, and Aim; and manifest AMC's vision by connecting with greater community, and inspiring new ideas and direction in collaboration with the Core Circle.

Board Circle Members

Barrie Barton (Elected to Board)
Marta Martin (Director)
Deborah Hellman (Elected to Board)
Gary Schwartz (Elected to Board)
Darlene Kucken (Elected to Board)

Circle Officers

Functional Leader: Bob LeRoy
Circle Facilitator: Jack Boyd
Circle Administrator: Barrie Barton

Board-Elected Positions

Board Circle Representative (to Core): Deborah Hellman
Dance Wave Facilitator Expert: Marta Martin

 

Circle Membership
Open to members nominated by the Special Circle and elected by the Board Circle. The  Board Circle maintains at least a 51% financially disinterested membership.

Meeting Cycle
At least once per quarter.

Pathway to Participation
Nomination as a Board Circle member by the Special Circle or serving in a Core-elected position.

Position Terms

  • Bob LeRoy was elected as functional leader on August 9, 2014 to a four-meeting term.
  • Bob LeRoy was elected as circle facilitator on September 30, 2015 to a four-meeting term.
  • Barrie Barton was elected as circle administrator on March 29, 2015 to a four-meeting term.
  • Deborah Hellman was elected as board circle representative on March 29, 2015 to a term of six Core Circle meetings.
  • Marta Martin's term as Dance Wave Facilitator Expert was extended for one year on August 30, 2015 by consent of the Team AMC Circle. She was first elected on January 13, 2013.

Unlike other circles, the Board Circle elects its own functional leader. Executive officers also serve on the Board Circle for the duration of their term.

Core Circle

Aim: To manage operations through guiding, evaluating and supporting the working circles. To serve as the final authority regarding operations and policy, reflecting the Vision, Mission and Values of AMC.

Core Circle Members

Deborah Hellman (Board Circle Representative)
Bob LeRoy (Executive Treasurer)
Ted Riskin (Team AMC Representative)
CJ O'Reilly (Executive Secretary)
Marta Martin (Executive Director)
Jane Jane Smolnik (Volunteer Coordinator)

Circle Officers

Functional Leader (as Executive Director), Circle Administrator: Gregory Bonin
Circle Facilitator: Steven Jones

Core-Elected Positions

Executive Treasurer: Bob LeRoy
Volunteer Coordinator: Jane Smolnik

 

Circle Membership
Open to members serving in elected positions who are responsible for managing primary operations; representatives from other circles; and guest members appointed from the community. Guest members currently serve a five-meeting term.

Meeting Cycle
Every six weeks.

Pathway to Participation
Serving in a Core-elected position, elected as a representative from another circle, or appointed as a guest member from the community.

Position Terms
Pending Updates

  • Bob LeRoy's term as executive treasurer extended for one year on June 20, 2013 by consent of the Core Circle. He was first elected on December 20, 2012.

Unlike other circles, the Core Circle elects its own functional leader. Elected positions whose responsibilities include service on the Core Circle are: executive director, executive secretary, executive treasurer, events coordinator, and volunteer coordinator.

Team AMC

Aim: Team AMC provides a forum for event facilitators, room coordinators, executive officers, and other invited participants to develop AMC services, coordinate event operations, support event facilitators and room coordinators, and cultivate staff working relationships.

Team AMC Members

Marilyn Gaunt (Event Facilitator)
Bob LeRoy (Executive Treasurer)
Marta Martin (Executive Director, Event Facilitator)
CJ O'Reilly (Executive Director, Event Facilitator)
Ted Riskin (Event Facilitator)

Circle Officers

Functional Leader (as Events Coordinator): Steven Jones
Circle Facilitator: CJ O'Reilly
Circle Administrator: Ted Riskin

Team AMC-Elected Positions

Team AMC Representative (to Core): Ted Riskin
Dance Wave Facilitator Expert (to Board): Marta Martin

 

Circle Membership: Open to representatives of the Dancers' Gathering; dancers who have been invited by Team AMC; members who have completed the Room Coordinator pathway; who have begun the facilitator pathway or have received consent to become an event facilitator; or who have been elected to a coordinator or officer position.

Meeting Cycle: Every twelve weeks (alternates at six weeks with the Dancers' Gathering).

Pathway to Participation: Completing the event facilitator or room coordinator pathway, serving as a Core-elected executive officer, or appointed as a guest member from the community.

Position Terms

  • CJ O'Reilly was elected as circle facilitator on August 30, 2015 to a four-meeting term.
  • Ted Riskin was elected as circle administrator on March 6, 2016 to a four-meeting term.
  • Ted Riskin was elected as Team AMC Representative on August 30, 2015 to a four-meeting term.
  • Marta Martin's term as Dance Wave Facilitator Expert was extended for one year on August 30, 2015 by consent of the Team AMC Circle. She was first elected on January 13, 2013.

Dancers’ Gathering

The Dancers' Gathering is not an official circle, but an open meeting held on an alternating schedule with Team AMC. In essence, this is a place for dancers to talk about their dance experience, generate new ideas, and find a point of entry for participation.

Aim: This forum is meant as a point of entry for community participation. This forum might informally provide Team AMC with feedback about their quality of experience, generate ideas to improve the organization or serve the community, and serve as a leadership incubator.

Facilitator: A member of Team AMC facilitates this meeting on an ad hoc basis.
Dancer Representative (to Team AMC): Unknown

Dissolved Circles

Dance Leadership Circle

Dissolved 2015.08.05

Aim: The Dance Leadership Circle meets regularly with open membership to guide and develop AMC Facilitators, and create and implement guidelines for dance gatherings.
Functional Leader: Events Coordinator

The Dance Leadership Circle was dissolved on August 5, 2015 by consent of the Core Circle as a proposal recommendation from the Dance Leadership Circle. As part of the proposal, the Board Circle's dance wave facilitator expert will be elected by Team AMC.

This circle was dissolved primarily as response to a long-term lack of participation and feedback from dancers about the meeting format. The Dancers' Gathering was created as a less-structured forum for dancers to participate in governance. Additional pathways for participation include guest terms on Team AMC and Core Circle.

 


Thrive Circle

Dissolved 2015.01.28

Aim: To leverage AMC resources to grow, support, and sustain AMC’s “thriveability” and plan AMC's annual community meeting.
Functional Leader: Executive Treasurer

The Thrive Circle was dissolved on January 1, 2015 by consent of the Core Circle as a proposal recommendation from the Thrive Circle. As part of the proposal, the Board Circle was asked to take on the planning of AMC's annual community meeting. In addition, the Core Circle will plan an annual open meeting to review AMC's finances.