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Now that having an eastern NC area "board meeting" has been mentioned on the larger Forum (thanks, neighbor Git) what are the possibilities? Anyone in the area have suggestions as to a convenient location?
-- Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 1999
I missd the announcement. Can you point me to it?
-- Critt Jarvis (email@example.com), May 23, 1999.
Old Git mentioned it on the Yourdon Forum on the "The Texas y2k BBQ Meeting" thread. Sounds like a good idea, maybe you could start a thead to that effect?
-- Lilly (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 1999.
Critt, It would be good if we could get folks in eastern NC together, even if just electronically. Electronically might be the best meeting option as time spent driving is really hard to justify for those of us with small kids.
If Koskinen & Co. decide to back real preps, that would be great, but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.
If we meet electronically, it would be good to have an agenda discussed in advance.
I would suggest that we agree to a plain mission statement and that we decide upon a plan for the next action.
I would suggest a mission statement involving a *minimum* of two week preps.
As a plan of action, I'd toss out that we need to recruit workers to communicate our mission statement and record pledges of preparation from individuals in the community.
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), May 25, 1999.
Critt and I met last week in Morhead City, NC. I have been in contact with several different areas in NC over the past 9 months, and haven't seen a willingness or acceptance that Y2K requires working together, let alone outside your personal space.
A mission statement is important. After organinizing a community group here in Carteret County, providing direction to the committee, which they have always followed, I find myself wasting my time in the long run. Awareness is one thing, but no one has a clue on where to go from there. I think it is critical that some concerted effort for contingency planning on a regional level is developed.
I have been successful at involving my county in Koskinens project, in hopes that we can connect to other EMS and county mgmt to come up with real solid plans for business continuity. County mgmt and EMS are interested in learning what other NC communitities are doing. Till now, no other county has been represented. I have been involved from the very first meeting and have been the only person from NC until I included Critt last week.
I would like to suggest that we encourage county participation in the Koskinens meetings through their local community action group. Then the community action group citizens can work as you are suggesting, electronically. Citizens can use the existing services of government,sort through what govt is doing and determine what still needs to be done to reach the contingency planning goals developed by the community. Without a cooperative effort from citizens and government I afraid there is no time or hope left.
My efforts have put a serious strain on my personal relationship with my fiance and I have decided to be very particular about the effort I will "donate" in the future. I say this because I know other members of my local committee have had a spouse in opposition of there involvement and I know of other Y2K researchers and activists experiencing the same thing.
I would love to continue my outreach efforts with other counties in NC and would love to be a part of your proposal, but I caution you to save time and money and perhaps your relationships, we need a "carefully structured, well thought out prescriptions for action", as said by Doug Kinney with foreign affairs.
-- Carolyn McCullough (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 27, 1999.
Carolyn, personally, I'd like to see the mission of asking everyone in my neighborhood to prepare with a minimum of two weeks of water, food and fuel.
I'd like others to *act* by doing the same in their neighborhoods.
I think a properly designed handout would help communicate this message. I'd be glad to design a handout. I'd really like it to be something that your group, Critt's group and other groups in the state would be willing to sign on to.
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), May 27, 1999.
Check database opening.
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 31, 1999.