Twin Summit

YEARLY TWIN SUMMIT MATCHING NEED WITH RESOURCE

Each year a micro-nation needs to host in its zip-code area a twin summit inviting all residents to asses the needs of the area and then, two or three months later, host a second summit inviting all who represent a resource to meet and address identified needs.

For your information, here is an example of an invitation to a twin summit held 1n 2013 in Grand Ledge MI sent to agencies in direct contact with needs.  Also shown is an invitation to a second followup summit to those who represent a resource.The idea was to foster cooperation and balance need with resource.

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SUMMIT FOR CARING EFFORTS IN ZIP-CODE 48837 – THE GRAND LEDGE COMMUNITY

Who

The summit is an invitation for gathering together representatives of the various caring efforts providing support for our neighbors in Grand Ledge.

What

In keeping with a ‘Caring Neighbor Day’ proclaimed by the Governor of Michigan, those involved in caring efforts in Grand Ledge are invited to a summit to share 1) information on services provided, 2) amount of funding, and 3) additional funds/volunteers required to meet specific needs not met.

When

Monday, 7:00 PM, September 23, 2013

Where

Grand Ledge Fire Station

Why

The summit is being convened for multiple reasons among which are to:

  • Foster a mutually supportive community among those providing caring effort;

  • Promote a culture of caring that is the life-source of community;

  • Identify unmet needs of our neighbors in the local community;

  • Explore ways of doing more through joint effort;

  • Explore strategies for getting wider community support for these efforts;

  • Create a synergistic dynamic through accurate knowledge  of need and a coordinated plan of action;

  • Reduce duplication of effort and extend available resources as far as possible, and

  • Build community simply through encouraging one neighbor freely helping another.

How

How this summit helps is that it takes the first of two steps to match need with resources. The second step in this process consists in calling a summit of representatives of various community groupings as caring-resources, including businesses, churches, civic organizations and the like. The unfilled needs identified in the first summit will be shared with those gathered for the second summit since these community groupings are able to give the support needed.  Summits in succeeding years will reassess need/resources to insure the joint, targeted action needed for a healthy, prosperous community among neighbors in Grand Ledge.

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SUMMIT FOR CARING SUPPORT IN THE GRAND LEDGE COMMUNITY

Who

The summit is an invitation for gathering of representatives of community groupings that are a resource of caring for our neighbors in Grand Ledge.

 What

In keeping with a ‘Caring Neighbor Day’ proclaimed by the Governor of Michigan, representatives of various community groupings in Grand Ledge, such as businesses, churches, civic clubs and the like, are invited to a summit in response to specific unmet needs in the community as reported at a gathering of concerned neighbors on 23 September 2013

When

Monday, 9:30 AM, October 28, 2013

 Where

Grand Ledge Fire Station Meeting Room

 Why

The summit is being convened for multiple reasons among which are to:

  • Foster mutually supportive efforts among community groupings in Grand Ledge;

  • Promote a culture of caring that is the life-source of community and prosperity;

  • Review unmet needs in the community as identified by concerned neighbors;

  • Explore ways of doing more through joint effort among community groupings;

  • Explore strategies for wider community support from community groupings in the area;

  • Create a synergistic effect resulting from accurate knowledge of needs and a coordinated plan of action;

  • Reduce duplication of effort and extend available resources as far as possible, and

  • Build community simply through encouraging one neighbor freely helping another.

 How

How a summit of community groupings helps is that it is the second of two steps matching need with resources. The aim is to link a resource as a sponsor to a caring effort to meet an identified need for one year. The linking through sponsorship connects community groupings with caring people who provide hands-on service. Thus the giver experiences a greater connection with receiver of care. Summits in succeeding years will reassess sponsorship along with needs/resources to insure the joint action needed for a prosperous community.