Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mailbag: Warrendale Newsletter

I have been away from the entire blogospere for most of the past week - spending way too much (or nowhere near enough depending on your perspective) time in Hamtramck during the Blowout. I've let my blogging duties fall to the wayside for the past few days, but I have to say that I'm impressed by the volume of comments that were left on this blog.

I have to thank Carla Thomas and Janice Slomba-Koss for pitching my responding to some of the questions that some readers asked during my rock 'n roll induced absence.

There are, however, a couple of quick questions that I wanted to respond to directly, starting with this one from Nick:
Does the Warrendale Community Organization print a community newsletter and distribute it to the houses in the community?
Unfortunately, we do not. The reason for that is simply the costs associated with printing and distributing to more than 9,000 homes in the neighborhood. If we could find the funding for something like that, I certainly wouldn't be opposed to it.

In the meantime, however, the WCO is leveraging other resources to the get the word out. I'm working on getting a regular column in the church papers for the different churches within the neighborhood. Plus, while this blog is not an official voice of the WCO, there is obviously a lot of information here about its efforts.


cttopflight said...

My sister lives in Grandmont/Rosedale and she says that the bank pays for their newsletter to be distributed to every home. During my days with the Parent Teacher Organization I learned that the bank has funds set aside for community projects that the manager handles directly and as long as the information in the newsletter does not involve for-profit entities and/or information the bank would be able to support. I thinks its worth looking into, with the lack of block clubs being initiated and maintained I think our new neighbors need some informational support.

FrankNemecek said...

We can approach them. We have a lot more homes than Grandmont/Rosedale does, which will drive up the cost.

However, the worst thing that can happen is that they say no.

Nick said...

i am very excited about trying to do this. I will be back this summer and want to work with the organization.

Banks are one possibility. Also tho local shops are another, but it might mean more work.