Weekly Update for Week Ending September 20, 2002
Hello Friends and Neighbors:
I want to first thank all of you for attending our last meeting. The energy is growing and it's clear we have a very strong foundation. Thanks for all your efforts.
We have been working hard since the meeting and have some news to report. First, I have been asked to represent our group in a Mayoral Task Force regarding water issues and the silvery minnow. The meeting is Monday, 9:30am. Therefore, I would love your comments so I can provide a detailed accounting of our opinions and interests
Second, Chris Pritchard followed up on the idea of group purchasing. She found a deal for members if anyone is interested in renovating their heating/cooling systems. I won't give all the details here, but if you're interested, let me know. Chris negotiated a savings of $75 for a group purchase. Let's get her appointed to the UN! : )
Third, Chris also followed up on the suggestion by Stephani Winklepleck to conduct a survey of a portion of our neighborhood. She wrote some excellent questions. These will tie in with the templates given to us by Stephani. If anyone is interested, let's put together a committee to work on this. I'm a survey researcher by trade. I have the analysis software for our purposes. This will be a positive action for our area.
Fourth, I met this week with Lori Peterkin who is the President of the SY Jackson PTA. She is an excellent leader and their group can always use our help. I would like to get us thinking of ways to tie in with their efforts. The school represents the heart of our neighborhood -- and a foundation of our future.
Fifth, I was contacted by a new resident to our area, Jamie Corwin. She and her husband, Michael, would like to be active participants. Jamie was a major contributor to their neighborhood association's newsletter. She is interested in helping in this area. I believe this could benefit our group immensely. I want to welcome Jamie and Michael, and extend them both a hearty thanks for joining our ranks.
Sixth, Stephani informed me today we were runners-up in National Night Out. That's a great accomplishment for us, as we're just gathering momentum. I heard a rumor we all earned an all-expense paid vacation to the Hawaii, but later found out it was just a rumor... : ) Seriously, I do want to thank all our volunteers for their efforts. We'll get a clear victory next year!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Keep those cards and letters coming in... : )
Thanks again for all your energy and support. We're building a very strong foundation. I would also like to thank Stephani and the Office of Neighborhood Coordination for all their assistance. Stephani works very hard for all of us. We can't thank her enough. See you soon.
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