INC NEWS - Night of Lights Nite of Lights or Night of Lites (haven't seen Nite of Lites)
Mike - Hotmail
mwshiflett at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 19 10:34:41 EDT 2007
Last night at the Northgate Park Neighborhood Association meeting a discussion revolved around when this years "Nite of Lights" is being planned by the different neighborhoods in and around town.
Having not seen any discussion on this so far, I thought I'd ask here on our listserve.
Most neighborhoods in years past have either scheduled it the second Sunday before the 25th of December to give everyone an opportunity to participate or the Sunday immediately before the 25th.
As far as I know, no one schedules a rain date.
Can representatives of the different neighborhoods sound off on their decision for a date this year?
I know that Watts Hospital has used this time in years past to collect food and $$$ for Urban Ministries Night Shelter and some neighborhoods this year (including Northgate Park) are planning on making available fluorescent light bulbs at a discount to make their communities more energy efficient.
This year the dates are December 2nd, 9th and the 16th.
What's other neighborhoods planning for Night of Lites?
ps-purposefully mis spelling Night of Lights as others have in the past (to be inclusive)
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From: pat carstensen
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Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:43 PM
Subject: INC NEWS - Delegate Meeting next Tuesday
Agenda for the Monthly meeting on Tuesday October 23, 2007
7-9pm in the Community Room
HERALD-SUN Building (2828 Pickett Road)
Refreshments are provided
Welcome and Introductions (10 min)
Patnership for a Healthy Durham (20 min) Nancye Bryan
Animal Protection Society (20 min) Christine Danko
Discussion (20 min)
• Durham, Can You Spare a Change (see attached resolution)
• November / December meetings
Election of 2007-08 Officers (10 min)
Ken Gasch as President, David Harris as Past-President, Craigie Sanders as President-Elect, Myers Sugg as Treasurer, Deanna Crossman as Secretary, and Amanda Arrington, Risa Foster and Leslie Page as Delegates-At-Large
Updates (20 min)
• Updates from Other Organizations
• Minutes and Treasurer’s Report
• Substance Abuse Report
• Hero Awards
• Neighborhood Summit
• Other updates and new business
Announcements / Events (5 min)
• General Election – November 6
For additional information, contact David Harris at harrisdl2003 at yahoo.com
To update information on your neighborhood, neighbors at durham-cvb.com or 680-8328
“Only in the continuous encounter with other persons, does the person become and remain a person.
The place of this encounter is the community”
A RESOLUTION OF THE INTERNEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EXPRESSING
SUPPORT FOR “DURHAM CAN YOU SPARE A CHANGE” Campaign;
WHEREAS, in response to the intricacy associated with what has been described by some Durham citizens as “panhandling;” and
WHEREAS, the Interneighborhood Council represents a vital component of the community (our neighborhoods) and has the best interest of the entire community in mind; and
WHEREAS, the Interneighborhood Council’s Panhandling Task Force, comprised of INC board members and delegates, along with the assistance and insight of Durham leaders, citizens, nonprofits, and churches, looked at campaigns used in other communities, talked with one another, discussed the campaign, our concerns, accomplishments, and outcomes and we all have expressed a need for compassion, tolerance and diversity; and
WHEREAS, the goals of the task force are:
• to create alternative ways of giving. This campaign is not about saying ‘no’ to panhandlers or about decreasing the public’s compassion towards panhandlers.
• to encourage citizens to donate their time, their money, and themselves, to local organizations that offer services such as meals, shelters, job training, rehabilitation, mental health, and health care.
• to ensure people in need have access to food, shelter and other basic services through charitable and governmental agencies.
• to discourage unacceptable, threatening behavior and panhandling in Durham through education, compassion, interaction, and legal means.
WHEREAS, The “Durham Can You Spare A Change” campaign seeks to:
• educate ourselves and our community on giving, sharing, and donating; and to think of alternative ways to do this.
• create and foster an environment that encourages communication, compassion, respect, and support for all members of our community; and
WHEREAS, we do believe that through education, caring, and giving we can help keep Durham’s public places comfortable and safe for all its citizens;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the delegation of the Interneighborhood Council, Durham, NC supports the INC’s Panhandling Task Force program called “Durham Can You Spare A Change.”
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Interneighborhood Council urges all Durham citizens, leaders, and their community to participate in the education and enhancement efforts of this campaign to make a positive difference in the lives of all people in Durham.
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