MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
The group is pretty quiet so please do recruit away! A few of the folks met in Falls Church but not a lot is happening right now. Diane in Reston is doing a monthly film series so you should definitely find out about that but…"
Just joined the group. Heard about Transition recently and am eager to get involved. Are there upcoming events that you'd recommend? I'll stay tuned about the movie nights. I'm curious about the "green…"
"That is a super idea too! The more we can get her out there in Northern Va the better. I was partly thinking the weekend in case anyone else speaks up and wants to help. If it will be just the two of us then I could do some weekdays too. Let's…"
"That works for me. I'm also available weekdays if that's easier for - I'd be happy to come over to your place or meet in McLean if that's more convenient. I suspect you've got a lot more on your plate than I have.
"Karen - Our group is just five people at the moment, but I can certainly try to wrestle up more folks. I just made some great contacts at the Farmers' Market this afternoon talking about local food security. One of our members is active in the…"
"Excellent! If you think maybe 20 of the folks at your Reston group would come then I would probably say yes to her and I think we could get quite a bit more than that by canvassing other related groups. I know the UU's (Unitarian Universalists)…"
"Karen - A big definitely from me! Let me know what I can do to help. I just finished "A Nation of Farmers" and I'd like to make it required reading for every man, woman and child in America.
My little group in Reston is getting…"
"Folks Sharon Astyk has expressed interest in speaking in Virginia in February. Does this sound like something we should make happen? I don't want to do this alone so if some others want to get committed with me, I am game...otherwise we can see…"
"Karen, I like the idea of getting together to have more conversation about possibilities. If we do that around a movie, so much the better. I'm sensing I may be the only person who has not seen "The Power of Community"...I may watch…"
Glad to hear you're interested in Admining. You're an Admin. For now, take a look at the menu's we're putting on the State subgroups and ask questions or make suggestions. Of course, there's always getting people in your area to sign up for the respective groups.
We are having our Transition Training at the end of this month. Hoping to have a full house for it. Our dream is to have a regional web of transition groups that cooperate in projects at times. Each of our communities out here (Berkeley Springs WV) are small and we need a wider base. There are only about 16,000 people in our entire county.