Saturday, February 20, 2010

1st "Jumpstart" appears to be success

I just returned home from the "Jumpstart" event at the Community Center.  From my point of view it appeared to be a very successful experiment in bringing together new residents with opportunities to meet neighbors and be introduced to avenues for involvement in King Farm.

I'd guess that about 30 to 40 people overall showed up.  I saw a number of people signed up for a Community Watch program, the Communications Committee (maybe we can actually get that thing up and running again - it has been defunct for over 2 years now) and the Community Service committee.  Representatives of the Community Garden also were there and several of the new residents I met specifically asked me about the garden opportunities.

In addition to myself I was pleased to see that all of the other Board members made it out and spent time with residents - Rob Recklaus, Jim Caplan, Jon Oberg and Martin Green were all in attendance.

It was also very nice to note that Andy Gordon and Sue Peschin and Martin Green were present as well.  Andy is running for Trustee and Martin and Sue for President and residents got a chance to meet and mingle and ask them questions and put names and faces together.

Finally, Monica Casper was there this morning to ensure that everything started off smoothly and that the event was set up properly.  And, of course, the lion's share of credit goes to Andrea Escher who put together the event.  It looks effortless but she puts a lot of time and work into pulling these things off.  Thanks to both Monica and Andrea for working on the weekend.

But you don't have to turn out to Jumpstart to volunteer.  Please contact Monica at or if you are interested in getting involved in the various committees or opportunities to meet other residents.  Of course Andrea can tell you about upcoming activities or events as well -  As always, you can comment here at this blog or email me at if you have questions or comments.

Thanks to everyone for a very nice time and a chance to help build a great community!

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