The Importance of Meeting Attendance
I have noticed an upward trend in attendance at the TMCC general meetings over the last six to eight months and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to come. In addition to hearing the latest on civic club business, the meetings are a great place to meet your neighbors and find out interesting things from our featured speakers. But there is at least one additional benefit that I believe robust meeting attendance confers upon the neighborhood as a whole. Because many of our speakers are connected in some way to local government, a strong showing at our meetings sends a message that our neighborhood is active and engaged in local issues. In turn, the “profile” of Timbergrove Manor is no doubt lifted in the eyes of local government.
From time to time, I hear local government officials label some Houston neighborhoods as being “active.” While I have yet to hear any one of those folks say it outright, the implication that other neighborhoods are “inactive” is clear. If you were a local official or government employee deciding how to prioritize your list of things to do, would you be more inclined to move issues concerning “active” neighborhoods to the top of the list? I believe that the answer to that question is clear.
What can you do to help? First, TMCC would ask that you become a civic club member or renew your membership. But beyond that, we would like your personal attendance at our general meetings.
In my time as civic club president, I have come to recognize the “regulars” at our general meetings. You folks have my profound thanks for your constant participation. For those of you that have not been to a meeting in a while, or perhaps never, I ask that you make an effort to attend at least one of our general meetings this year (and if you could attend more than one meeting, great!). If every Timbergrove Manor household attended just one meeting a year, it would really boost our average attendance!
Thanks, Bill Morfey TMCC President