People First

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



2 thoughts on “People First

  1. Good news from the home front….the necessary forms for Dream Seekers of St. Joseph Articles of Incorporation were submitted to the State of Missouri yesterday. We also filed our application with the Federal government for our Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN). We are moving forward!

  2. So there will be 2 comments, not just one on the blog…….We are looking forward to hearing all the details of the training….the blog notes have peaked our interest and heightened our enthusiasm for the process. Travel safely coming home. Expecting 1 to 2 inches of snow starting this afternoon and evening.

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