Monday, March 29, 2010

First Meeting Follow-Up

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our first meeting.  We had a surprise guest with Senator Joe Leibham stopping in to share his thoughts and lend his experience.  Thank you Joe!

The overall concern seems to be that people, if unaware of what is going on, even at a local level, can be led.  This is too sadly true, and we, as citizens of this state, need to make a difference, starting when and where we can.  If this is a School Board meeting, a City Council meeting, a County Board meeting, it really doesn't matter, as long as we are involved.

We need to attend School Board meetings to make our concerns known, especially about the governmental mandates being handed to us regarding education and our children.  We can get involved in classroom monitoring, at any level, and volunteering our assistance where it is needed.

We need to attend City Council meetings.  We need to let the Council members know our concerns about controlling costs are, urge the Council Members to look at finances first, and to consider the ideas that come from the citizens.  There are many ways to get involved here, from calling the Council members, to writing the Mayor, to writing a letter to the editor. 

We need to attend County Board meetings.  This is our county too, and even though we're tucked away in the corner, we still have a voice.  If anyone is able to go to the County Board meeting this evening, 3/29/10, please post your input here.

If anyone has ideas about our blog, please don't hesitate to make those suggestions.  We want to make this available to everyone who is interested, and make this your place to connect too.

I am in the process of writing an article describing our group and what we are hoping to accomplish.  This article will be in the Tri-County News.   I am also hoping to get someone from the Tri-County News to cover our next meeting.

More info will be posted on Monday, April 5, 2010.  Happy Easter!