I have to take a second to make one thing clear. I work hand in hand with our Community Council and right now, they need our help. The Rose Park Community Council was once one of the strongest, most well attended councils in the city with nearly 100 attendees per meeting. Lately, we seem lucky to have 30 or 40 people show up and many of the opinions and voices that I hear every day are not being shared. Most of the people who are not attending are the young folks, the first time home buyers, but there are others too. I have heard many people say "I used to attend" or "I went once but it didn't seem very productive." I would respond by saying something my mom always told me, "you get out of it what you put into it." Right now we are putting very little into it and it shows. Our goals at Rose Park Revival will never get accomplished without the Rose Park Community Council. First of all, soliciting donations and corporate sponsorships is substantially more difficult without a 501(c)3 Non-Profit status which RPR cannot acquire because of our involvement as an advocacy group. Being an advocacy organization by regulation precludes us from obtaining our own 501(c)3. This isn't all bad. Each designation allows each organization certain abilities that when working together, can be very effective.
I say all this because tomorrow is Wednesday, March 2nd, not just any Wednesday but the first Wednesday of the month. That's the day the Community Council meets at the Day Riverside Library. the meeting begins at 6:30pm and usually lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.
It is all of our responsibilities to attend, to get involved, and to make and keep our neighborhood the way we want it to be for generations to come.
Please, don't make them beg. They shouldn't have to.