Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Math

They say 5 out of 4 people have a problem understanding jokes about math.  (Think about it for a minute and then insert gratuitous laughter here.)

Seriously though, some math is really hard to comprehend.  But, I’m not talking about algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or even calculus. 
I’m talking about that kind of math that you witness in great communities like Grant County.  This is the kind of math that involves the cooperation of many to make one truly great thing happen.  In his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey calls this Synergy.  Synergy is the act of combining energies to accomplish a goal -- working together and making use of all available resources.

This week, the Foundation is announcing two examples of this math on steroids concept:  the Synergy 2012 Coach’s Meeting and the Garfield Gardens Groundbreaking.  You’ll find more information about these events in this edition of the eNews.  Both are examples of the huge projects that could never have been done without extreme collaboration of multiple community leaders / community organizations.
Synergy 2012 needs coaches, so I hope to you’ll check your calendars to see if you can make the meeting Thursday at 4:30 at the Marion Public Library to find out how you can help.  Hopefully, many hands will make light work there on this Olympic-sized event.



The Garfield Garden is a downtown beautification project in the lot north of the Foundation office.  Thanks to the CVB, the City of Marion, and some funds from the Foundation, we’ll be getting our own Garfield and creating a beautiful garden area to highlight it.  We’d love for you to join us on May 1st for the upcoming groundbreaking to celebrate this exciting collaboration.

So, today it’s good news all around.  And, the best news is that you don’t have to understand math to get involved in something bigger than yourself. 

Peace and Blessings,
Dawn

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