Let's Get Social!
Hi NEST Fan,
Ah, summer in Seattle!
These quintessential early summer days.... I always laugh when it rains all day, but if the sun comes out by early evening, I go to bed feeling like it was a perfectly sunny day. Can you relate?
As I sat down to write this note, I was prepared to tell you that we are slowing down during the summer. But as I see all the ways that more and more people are involved in NEST, I have a completely different view. It looks like life inside NEST is as busy as ever.
Whether as members, volunteers, interns, donors, or staff, people are engaged in making NE Seattle a wonderful place to live and grow older. For example, Kim, as you will read below, is helping organize a fall fundraising event. Joeve and Pete are also helping with this event. Joe is helping a few people get to their desired destinations and is scheduled to facilitate September’s NESTcafe’. Mike is mowing lawns. Jeanne, Donna and the book group regulars are starting Jared Diamond’s new book, “The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?” Penny, Dolores, Shirley, Dori and Debbie are planning new NEST events. Chang is interning in the office. Cameron is completing his Americorps tenure, but continues on with NEST, at least for the next few months. You might run into Mary, Carolyn, Peter, Debi, Steve, or Kate talking to people about NEST at Safeway’s senior day, the Wedgwood Art Festival or the University District Farmer’s market.
NEST was never designed to be a one-way street, where some people give and others receive. Right now, more people are contributing their time, talents, money, and ideas to NEST than ever before. Together, in big and small ways, we are positively influencing the quality of life in NE Seattle.
As we stroll into summer, are you pleased with your role in NEST?
Here are a couple of quick and easy ways to participate in NEST this month.
It's summer! Let's keep things easy and simple. Reply to this email and let us know the one thing that you or we could do that would add to the joy of being in NE Seattle.
First, join us at our community-wide Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 18th, from 6-8 p.m. in front of the NEST office on Northeast 60th Street. Bring your family, neighbors, friends, and any ice cream sundae fixings you want to share.
Members, let's keep the momentum that Washington State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flennigen, sparked at June's NESTcafe' and start a writers group? Seven of us enjoyed a Soul Collage workshop in June. Shall we meet monthly? Maybe you have some other idea?
Are you ready to explore becoming a member or a volunteer?
Do you want to help, but aren’t sure where to begin? Share this email with a neighbor or share this on your social media networks.
In the spirit of community,