Geographic Groups - What's the First Order of Business?
Now that members are becoming aligned with their Geographic Groups, we need to set some initial goals and tasks for the leaders and members. In keeping with the overall plan for 2009, I think the Groups and leaders should focus on the following tasks in the short term.
Membership growth and petition signatures - there is strength in numbers
Distribute PAC2 info at hospitals and clinics. There are some basic PAC2 materials here which you can print at distribute at hospitals to increase our membership and power
Setup news alerts for childhood cancer and track articles published within your region. Develop a list of the news organization and the writer name. Contact the writers, tell them you are looking for increased coverage in September 2009 and whenever childhood cancer news is being made. Send them interesting articles/news they can use.
Organizing within your Group:
I suggest an "Introductions" discussion so Group members can get to know each other.
Develop a list of members state by state listing their city.
Asking if your members are part of or run any childhood cancer organization/foundation. Finding what areas they may want to work on (e.g media awareness, coordinating events, etc)
PAC2 of the Northwest
Raising Awareness in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia - Kathi Clarke
PAC2 Rocky Mtn Region
Raising Awareness in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah - Peggy
Raising Awareness in Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas - Kara Cunningham
PAC2 Great Lakes
Raising Awareness in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan - Lori Keith and Kris Rech
PAC2 New England
Raising Awareness in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
PAC2 Mid Atlantic
Raising Awareness in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia - James Harrill and Misty Barger
PAC2 The Big Apple
Raising Awareness in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut - Amy Bucher
Raising Awareness in South Carolina, Georgia, Floridia, Mississippi, and Alabama - Rob Whan and Amanda
Raising Awareness in Arizona, Nevada, California, and Hawaii - Diane Bishop, Debbie Manning and Sandy Barker
Raising Awareness in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico - Julian's Daddy and Carrie Black
Raising Awareness in Canada - Karen Haas
Raising Awareness in Across the World - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED