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From Jim Lord's A Reasonable and Prudent Y2K Preparation Plan at http://www.y2ktimebomb.com/Tip/Lord/lord9908.htm
Three things have to happen to ensure the cities remain peaceful if Y2K turns out bad:If you're part of number 3,Meeting Our Y2K Challenges Together might be for you:
- Governments (starting with Washington) must admit that Y2K is the problem (not us crazed survivalists).
- Governments must be facilitators and enablers of community-based Y2K preparations.
- Existing social institutions such as churches and charitable, service-oriented organizations must join in the preparation.
A free briefing for Congregations, Non-profits, and Community Groups will be hosted in Washington, DC on March 11, 1999.
Program information and registration form can be found at http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/events/y2k.html
-- Critt Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 1999
Critt, I eagerly clicked to the site only to see that the featured speaker would be Koskinen. I don't need to drive 10 hours to hear someone talk about preparing for 72 hours. For the price of the trip to our nation's glorious capitol, I could keep my whole neighborhood in food and water for 72 stinkin hours.
Critt, I've organized a neighborhood meeting to occur in the near future. Do you have any suggestions about how to persuade people to prepare for at least one month?
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), February 22, 1999.
Thanks for the Jim Lord heads up. Printed it and e-mailed it.
Puddintame, Try to get them to prepare at whatever level they are comfortable.
Recommendation #8: Get your community ready. Some people think the way to solve Y2K is with a mountain cabin, a pile of dried food, a dog and a shotgun. I disagree. Neighbors and friends who care for you are your best bet by far. If a Y2K community preparedness organization doesn't exist where you live, start one yourself. For help contact:
Citizens for Y2K Recovery, www.y2krecovery.com or 508-842-1739 Joseph Project 2000, www.josephproject2000.org or 678-445-5512 Cassandra Project, www.cassandraproject.org or 303-664-5227
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 23, 1999.
It's worth the drive if you can make it. Margaret Wheatley is also featured...
Snipped from the Carmichael/Frautschi weekly Y2K update:
Please allow me to call your attention to the interfaith and non-profit sector Y2k Briefing to be held on 11 March at the Washington D.C. National Cathedral: http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/events/y2k.html Meg Wheatley and John Koskinen will be among the speakers. This is an expression of the healthy levereging of existing networks and communities. I regard it as a wonderful, early outcome of y2k. We need more of this, we need it because of y2k, and we need it without y2k.Chuck Lanza has a column on Westergaard - Global-Local Y2K.
It's a good resource for community preparation: http://y2ktimebomb.com/G L/CL/index.htm
-- Critt Jarvis (email@example.com), February 25, 1999.
Critt, thanks for the links. They have given me some good ideas. If anyone in Raleigh is interested in splitting the cost of Chuck Lanza's video, please notify me by starting a new thread.
-- Puddintame (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 25, 1999.