I have always been involved in our community. It started at Sundays River when Pete and I moved here back in 2003. I started a local publication
which was a great way to meet and get to know a lot of folk in our village and I loved each edition I did every month for 5 years. Chances are I would still be at it had Pete and I not gone to Mauritius for 3 years. I am thrilled the gentleman who bought it from me is still doing a monthly issue.
I am involved in our Neighbourhood Watch programme which we started a year ago. Sadly the enthusiasm has worn off and we are left with just a hand full of community members who still do nightly patrols. There are a lot of apathetic people who find a lot of time to complain but not enough time to get involved.
I joined our local police forum as an ordinary member and I now have a fancy title of Chairperson. It has boosted my involvement from about 5% to a full 100%. I certainly know how to make work for myself. 😀 Then again Mandy being Mandy I have to know how all the nuts and bolts work and love having things to tick off of a list. So satisfying.
I feel our SAPS are sometimes unfairly given a bad name and are not always properly thanked so on a visit to our local station a few weeks back I took along some custard cookies. Working closely with SAPS makes all the difference to understanding the challenges they face each day. Kudos to our local station for doing an outstanding job.
Do you have the same problem with the same hand full of willing people being involved in all things community?