Orientation for New Grannies

So you’ve decided to make the leap and become a Portland Raging Granny!  We are so glad to have you with us.

This page will help you learn some of the ins and outs of what we do.

Doodles:  Doodles are simply online calendars that we use to help us figure out whether we have enough members able to attend an action.  It’s quite straightforward to use.  To practice using a Doodle, click here.  Once you’re on the page, click “Participate” to begin. After you click “Participate,” check the dates that work.  You can also add comments.  The last step is to click “Done” to record your answer.

If you are not able to participate, you really don’t need to do the Doodle at all, and you don’t need to click the “I can’t come” button.

The most important thing to remember is, not to worry–you won’t break anything!

Member’s only page:  You’ll see that there is a member only page on this website. You’ll need a password to access that page.  You can get that password from your mentor.  The member only page contains our membership roster and other personal information.

Guidelines:  This page contains our guidelines. You should familiarize yourself with these. The guidelines spell out how our organization works.  If you have questions, ask your mentor.  These guidelines grew out of ideas put forth by members. If you have an idea that will help us run better, please share it with one of the grand grannies, a member of the advisory group, or ask that it be put on the agenda to be discussed at a meeting. 

Getting on the agenda:  If you have an item you want to get on the agenda, contact one of the Grand Grannies.  You can find email addresses on our roster (available on the member’s only page).

Email:  We use an email distribution list (called a listserv) to communicate with one another.

  • The one you must join is prgmembers@lists.riseup.net All information about meetings, actions, and other important information will be shared through that listserv.
  • An optional listserv is prgfyi@lists.riseup.net This email is used for sharing information about various activities you can do to further our mission.

You will join the email lists after you’ve become a full member. To learn how to join, ask your mentor.