Social describes the social studies community of California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS). The first CCSS.History-Social Studies people can be controversial and argumentative, or they can cooperate, and accomplish a lot. Usually it’s a little of both.There’s a lot of persuading and synergy going on in California Council for the Social Studies these days.Committees do the work of the organization. They set goals, review the organization’s position statements, gain new information, and network. Their needs, and the needs of the social studies teachers they serve and represent drive changes, and keep the 51-year-old organization growing and thriving.Committee members concentrate, using the time to research on the internet.Others are planning, working out the details.Some committees are more social than others. The Membership Committee wants to attract new members while retaining current ones to keep the organization viable and healthy.Other committees are more pensive and academic as they determine what should go into future issues of the organizations scholarly journal, “Social Studies Review”.At the end of the day all six committees had written motions describing what they wanted to accomplish by the conference, “Social Studies on the March” in March, 2013. They knew who was responsible to carry out the tasks, and how much it would cost. Each gave a short report as they finished up the paperwork to document the decisions that had been made.And best of all, nobody killed anybody!