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What do I need to do to network with existing resources?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 13:41 | Jeff Bier

Well the first thing I need to do in this area is find out why almost one else is NOT doing their 14 Levels of Reintegration blogs.  I have looked at all 75 current Learner's Blogs and only 43% have published thier first blog - Level 1 "Orientation".  That's over 55% haven't a single post yet. Why is that?  And only 24% have posted their Level 2 blog.  Level 3 and up is at less than 5%.   And 1/2 of us have been learners for about a year now.  Blogging is one of our most important existing resources.

Even my last post of over a month ago doesn't have a single comment to it.  I thought that when we signed up with this organization, we all committed to do the blogs.  I am also to blame.  I need to look at all the other 70 learner's blogs (outside my home state) and make comments to them too.  Al's program does not work if we don't do our part. 

Here at the Northwest Center in Vancouver, WA, I am inviting all of our learners to meet with me at the Center at least once a month to post blogs together.  We will have coffee and goodies provided free by a local bake shop and coffee house.  FREE food!  Everyone should be here for that.  But what about there rest of you across the country?

I hereby challenge each and every one of you, my fellow learners, do post at least a single blob within the next 30 days.  This organization will not grow if we don't help in doing our part, and that's blogging!

I also need to call upon each and every member of our Board of Directors to do thier blogs too.  You told me that leadership starts at the top.  Please help by setting the example and blog your stories.  I want to know more about you as an individual, a veteran, and what you are currently doing to help this organization grow and thrive! 

I need to also find out what our existing resources (i.e. our VPs) have been up to lately.  Have we developed any Programs yet that can be shared amongest the three Centers?  Do we have Handouts yet, so we can tell our local communities who and what we are while we attend community functions?  I have developed a tri-fold based on this Websites infromation and have printed up over 100 to hand out to Veterans when they visit our center or when I go to local comunity evernts, and even when I see someone in uniform walking down the street.  Does anyone at the other Centers want a copy?

We have the resources, its time to start using them.  Please help me help the SWVBRC grow.  Tell me what you have already done to spread the word of our Mission and what we do for Veterans.  Thanks, and I hope to get lots and lots of comments with this post.  We need to move foward to the next step in this organization growth.




  • Friday, April 09, 2010 08:50 | Eleanor Tobias
    Jeff, while trying to add another comment I accidentally erased my previous one! Which said in part; I find your remarks exemplary and hope they inspire more comments on blogs, plus additions to each life story. I must add, it's time for another comment from you!

    The best to you, Fran
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