We had the Northern New Jersey Preparedness meeting this past Saturday. There were over 25 of us there, and what a great group of people… full of ideas. It was nice meeting everyone.
The members came from all different areas of Northern NJ, from different walks of life and different sets of skills, a great mix. Every one came up with lots of ideas for our future meetings and I’ve already reserved the meeting room for the next two months as we decided we should at least meet monthly.
We started the meeting by introducing ourselves and mentioned the reasons we were there and what we each wanted to get out of the group. The two hours went by so quickly. At the end many of us stayed and talked in small groups and exchanged useful information. It was suggested that maybe we should do that at the end of each meeting…. mingle and talk among ourselves, not a bad idea.
Our plan is to figure out what skills our members would like to share with the rest of the group and each month we can highlight a member.
I just had to take a picture of the room before everyone arrived. I didn’t set up the table and chairs very well so we had to rearrange them after the meeting started. We put the tables around in a circle so everyone could see each other. Lesson learned for the next meeting.
I’m looking forward to the next meeting already!