Boosting “the other guys”, fostering civic engagement

grandmarquee1-22In case you missed Griff’s comment on this in a previous thread, listen up:’s annual meeting is being held this Thursday, 1/22, at 7:00p at the Grand. The headliner of the meeting is a panel discussion, “Beyond Letters to the Editor: How everyday people can be heard in Northfield.” There will be time for questions and comments. (continued)

Panelists include:

Come one, come all, let’s make it interesting. I’m just going to heckle.


  1. They’re letting that Etter man speak on the panel but no invite for moi? I’ll be there and I’m bringing my sour grapes. Just kidding 🙂 Great roster and sounds like a great event! See you all there!

    January 20, 2009
  2. Bright Spencer said:

    I have the flu and will not come and infect my fellow citizens, so let me shout out now…when someone does try to do something and help out, please acknowledge them with a smile and a thank you and an invitation to join in in the future. So far, my assesment for that sort of effort leaves a lot of room for improvement, though some people do that very nicely and beautifully.

    January 20, 2009
  3. Bright Spencer said:

    Oh, I should add that I am not saying I have to be thanked for everything I do, but I and I think others might like to know if the deed was well received, if it was needed and how it might help or be improved, stuff like that, you know, dialogue.

    January 20, 2009
  4. Anne Bretts said:

    Now this is progress.

    January 20, 2009
  5. Tracy and Bonnie wrote about me? In the same post? Ohhhh… be still my trembling heart… heartheartheart!!!

    January 21, 2009
  6. Tracy Davis said:

    Bella, it’s nice to see you again. 😛

    January 22, 2009
  7. Tracy Davis said:

    Anyone know if there was a Facebook group announcement for this event? Sorry, no time for me to check right now….

    January 22, 2009
  8. Yes, there was. I got one, at least.

    January 22, 2009
  9. Holly Cairns said:

    This looks like a fun event. I wonder if they’ll decide to have just one ‘civil discourse’ blog and leave as it is. Maybe we need just one talk-it-up in town, but it would be so fun to have good reads over at… not to dis the current content contributors, but I’d like to see more. 🙂

    January 22, 2009

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