POINT PLEASANT — The grassroots organization #GetToThePoint (#GTTP) is going to hosting a meeting it’s calling a “community conversation”at 6 p.m., July 18 at The Meeting House.
In an attempt to facilitate a positive atmosphere for brainstorming and networking within the community, the meeting will be a moderated and structured session in order to let as many people participate as possible. #GTTP’s main goal is to change the perception of Point Pleasant to something more positive for residents and non-residents alike. To do this organizers say they need the entire community involved.
“We hope that this type of event will be a means for those in the community who are looking to get involved in some capacity find a fit for their interests,” according to a statement from #GTTP. “We are also hopeful that this will encourage collaboration between the organizations who are already working to improve Point Pleasant. We believe that we all need to work as a community to ‘pull the rope the same direction.’ It’s literally time that we get to the point.”
Below is the format the meeting will be following.
“Lemon Free Zone”- No negativity, complaining, criticizing, finger-pointing, or gossip-like behavior.
Be respectful. Be patient when listening, and do not interrupt.
Stay on topic. Express your point and discuss. Avoid rambling and going off on tangents.
Bring potential and positive solutions to perceived problems.
Everyone is welcome regardless of age, status, position, etc.
The “community conversation” will have a moderator and a “timer keeper” to keep things moving. This will hopefully allow as many people to participate as possible
Attendees will be asked to sign in and submit a card that lists their name, group/organization/interests, and the topic/topics they wish to discuss during the community conversation (If you wish to remain anonymous, we will try to start the conversation).
Cards will be drawn during the session and the person who submitted the topic will be called on to start the conversation. There will be a 5-minute time limit.
Conversation for each topic will be limited to 15 minutes unless there is a shortage of submitted topics.
5:30 p.m. – doors open; 6 p.m., introduction; 6:15 p.m., begin drawing topic cards; 8:45 p.m., closing remarks.
Information for this article submitted by Gabe Roush.