Today we learned that people come first. That is to say when talking about a group of people we start with the word “people”. Instead of saying “poor people” we should say “people who are marginalized by poverty”. Instead of “disabled people” we say “people with disabilities”. People are just people. We all live with some kind of challenge.
To get Dream Seekers of St. Joseph rolling we need a coordinator. This role needs to be filled by an individual who see the big picture and can either take care of these duties or can deligate these responsibilities to members of Dream Seekers of St. Joseph: arrange meeting location, procures food for dinner, facilitates meetings and encourages leadership of other members in this role, invites people to join the group, communicates to group members of upcoming meetings, activities, etc., arranges child care for the meetings, and does resource development.
The trainers we are meeting with this week are a diverse group of people. We feel we need to include people on the board of Dream Seekers of St. Joseph who reflect the diversity of the larger St. Joseph community.
“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; in fact it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead