"You need to send out news letters like they used to do as you don't have all the terrace e-mail addresses and alot of people in the terrace don't have the internet, not everyone can afford it.Also don't wait until a week before it to tell us as some people have to fit it in there busy life. We have NOT seen a news letter in a VERY LONG TIME.Thats how you get to MORE people rather than put it on a blog and HOPE that they see it.Also make sure that they go to ALL the homes and just not some as in the past."
Yes , It has to be a balance of all seven Newsletters , Signs , E-mail , Blog , Facebook , Phone Calls & Word of Mouth
"You need to send out news letters like they used ...."
Of Note : After talking with past presidents we managed to sorted out that , So it has been 30 or more years since the civic club did a monthly news letter & the total cost of the newsletter was donated at the time .
"We have NOT seen a news letter in a VERY LONG TIME."
It has been November since the last flyer ... We try to do about four newsletters a year .
Though over the past few years it has been a bit more then four a year with several half flyers for additional events .
"Also don't wait until a week before it to tell us as some people have to fit it in there busy life. Thats how you get to MORE people"
We have worked on sorting out when best to distribute the flyers .
Anything earlier then two weeks is to early , Anything less then a week is two late . We try to distribute newsletters to Block Captains about two weeks ahead of the meeting so they can deliver to homes in this time frame .
Many Thanks go out to Laura & Derek , Steve , William , Elsie , Sharon & the girls , Jammie , Melissa , Zack , Missy and the clan , Phil ,Chuck , Dijon as well as Ryan who all passed out the February newsletters.
Phil has done a great job getting enthusiastic Block Captains that deliver the flyers quickly.
Again Thank You to all the Block Captains !!!!
" .Also make sure that they go to ALL the homes and just not some as in the past."
We try our best to distribute the Newletter to the 360 households in the terrace .If anyone knows of a house or apartment that is getting missed or even if newsletter is going to the wrong door , please let us know so we can sort it out .
".... as you don't have all the terrace e-mail addresses and alot of people in the terrace don't have the internet, not everyone can afford it "
No we don't have all the emails & no not everyone uses internet .
We do have 179 people from Brookland Terrace on the general B.T.C.C. email list .
We also do additional distribution of the general B.T.C.C. email list to other civic groups in the area to police as well as other state & county workers & elected officials as well .
"rather than put it on a blog and HOPE that they see it"
We do get on average around 500 visitors to the blog monthly , frankly this is a lot more traffic then we would have expected . BTCC Blog usage seems to be trending up and comments on the blog are trending way up .
This is happening for the BTCC Blog even as over all blog usage on the internet is trending down with the shift to other types of social media .
There are only 31 people on the one BTCCFacebook group & in addition more people who follow via our other BTCCFacebook pages , Facebook in general hits a much younger demographic for us .
In addition we also do reminder phone calls 25 or more people before a meeting .
Word of Mouth is our best outlet but sorting out how many neighbors talk to other neighbors is nearly impossible .
Again we assume Word of Mouth trumps all of the above .
Offices, originally scheduled to open 2 hours late, will now be closed as well.
Due to the inclement weather, the Red Clay College Fair has been postponed. Information about the new date, time, and location will be posted on our website, emailed, and shared with students as soon as its available.
The MLCA monthly meeting is THIS Thursday, January 20th at the Mill Creek Fire Hall, starting at 7pm. Civic Leaders in organizations between Wilmington and Newark are always welcome. MLCA TOPICS include: - Council President Election (Tom Kovach will be invited) - Missing annual land use comprehensive plan reports (Ref: State Law 9 Del. C. 2658(c) and (d) - Proposed changes to Redevelopment Ordinance - Update on Development projects at Limestone/Milltown Rds, Little Falls Village and Barley Mill Plaza - Rejection of proposed change to Little Falls entrance by DelDOT - No update on DNREC HSCA Plan for Little Falls area development - Newark Area Hospice's changes to their Development Plan - DelDOT stance on road improvements regarding Greenville Overlook I (original Hercules effort) - Feedback from this month’s Civic League for New Castle County (CLNCC) on Jan 18th. Read the Newsletter at http://www.civicleagueforncc.org/.
Bill Franey, President, Milltown-Limestone Civic Alliance (MLCA)
Special Election fast approaching for NCC Council President on Jan 13th, the two major party nominees in a public forum.
Tuesday evening, January 11th, Form 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM The Hockessin Fire Company's Memorial Hall Lancaster Pike (Rte 41) in downtown Hockessin.
Tim Sheldon (D) and Tom Kovach (R) will attend the special election forum co-sponsored by the Greater Hockessin Area Development Assoc. (GHADA) and the Civic League for New Castle County (CLNCC) in conjunction with the Community News. Due to the late date this event will be held regardless of the weather. The election concerning this office, President of New Castle County Council, will be held on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 , Chuck Mulholland President Civic League for New Castle County