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I wanted to share what we have done in a small town in Iowa. We have a small group of people, under a dozen. For the past 6 months we have called ourselves the Y2K action group. We have had a number of public meetings over the months and gotten many people alerted to the situation. Well then we had the idea of putting a newsletter and distributing it to every home in our town. Today was the day. We advertised for volunteers and we have many GIs here. We worked all afternoon and brought our 4 page newsletter to over 3000 homes. It was a wonderful effort. The grocery stores donated cookies, the radio station advertised it, we had dozens of voluteers. It has taken many months to get to this point but it was worth it. By the way, our city council has so far been totally worthless. And our Mayor hasn't said a word.
-- a mom (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 1999
Congratulations! Efforts like yours are needed everywhere and will make a difference. Replace the mayor.
-- Mike Lang (email@example.com), February 13, 1999.
Great Job! If you fail to plan you plan to fail!!!Tman..
-- Tman (Tman@IBAgeek.com), February 13, 1999.
It's Y2K action groups like yours that will overcome government inaction.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 1999.
I agree, great job. Maybe word will spread to surrounding towns! It's never too late to try and make others GIs. Well, almost never... <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), February 13, 1999.
Also being an Iowan, I highly commend you for your efforts. So far the community in which I live has done little but ridicule those who are preparing. The local media has added to this ridicule. They have been so bad, it borders on being criminally negligent.
Please email me if I can of any asisstance. Thank you again for your efforts.
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), February 13, 1999.
May I add my kudos to the list. You sound like you have manages to do what I have not. We tried the same here in the Deep South. End result was we not only were brushed off by the local hierarchy, we were told to "sit down and shut up". I hate to say it but if Y2k is a 3 or 4 and elections ARE held in 2k, I'm going to run against the head dumb--- here. Maybe I can help correct things since I can't prevent them. Anyway, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP ROARING APPLAUSE for your efforts. If I can help, e-mail to me how. Lobo
-- Lobo (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 1999.
Replace the mayor AND the city council with Y2K compliant leaders. :)
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), February 14, 1999.
Thank you for setting such a great example for all of us to follow.
-- Tomcat (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 1999.
Congratulation. We live in a small town of 1000 people and are interested in waking them up.
One softspoken fantastic mom in a wheelchair is quietly leading the push to prepare our town. We'd like to help her.
Could you please send us your newletter to our email box? How did you organize and implement your program?
Thank you very much in advance and good luck.
-- Pea In Wind (email@example.com), February 16, 1999.
Dear Tired Mom, You are a winner! I am trying to awaken the man who is supposed to have chaired a Y2K Preparedness committee in my 1,000-member church, and who didn't even appoint a committee...he's been checking things out by himself, and doesn't believe there will really be any problems! So, like you brave dozen, I'm trying to do something all alone for my congregation, many of whom are elderly or on tight incomes, like me. I am preparing more slowly than I'd wish, because I live paycheck to paycheck. But if I had a copy of your newsletter, perhaps it would give me a jumping-off point from which to create mine. I have told my pastor that if this man does not do something, I will do it myself. Thanks!
-- Elaine Seavey (Gods1sheep@aol.com), May 27, 1999.