Thursday, March 13, 2008

Upcoming Summits on the Mon

There are two great events coming up that none of you should miss.

On April 7, 2008 at the Waterfront Place Hotel the 3rd Annual Mon River Summit will be held. Topics include: proposed lock fees and other boater issues, discussion of commerce on the river, and more

On April 19, 2008, the Mon Valley Summit will be held as and I will post more information as I recieve it.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Community Service for the Betterment of All

An excerpt from an article on voluntary national community service. I must say I agree wholeheartedly with the proposal outlined in the article and hope you will support it as well.

"The time has come for a bold program of national service that challenges every American to strengthen our nation through service, and that invests in our young people. Service should be both an expectation and a rite of passage for every citizen, and in turn, the nation should offer access to the American dream to all who serve. We need the equivalent of a GI Bill for the 21st century, but one that rewards many forms of service beyond the military.

Our goal is no less than to make national service a defining element of American democracy. Universal national service can achieve what many programs and initiatives have failed to do: Capture the imagination and spirit of the American people by asking them to put their hearts and hands to work for the benefit of our nation. What better way to show the whole world the true potential of our American community of liberty? What better way to lead the greatest mass democracy in history into an even more celebrated future?"Full text