We’ve come a long, long way in the eighteen months, with the consistent objective of getting accurate, timely information out to the community. The board has spent countless hours creating and improving a package of tools to do just that. First, under Marcia Hardy’s leadership, the ALCC website was created. While it is still evolving, it is a wealth of information and we do our best to keep it current.
Then came LakeLink, the fun, easy to read, short, every-few-weeks newsletter that now goes out to 291 emails. Our guesstimate is that we need a couple hundred more to be reaching everyone. If you are not yet receiving it, you may sign up on the front page of this website.
Using the same email list, LakeALERT was created as, from time to time, we have safety or emergency information that needs to go out asap. In 2014 we used it once for notifications of tree trimming by Tanner, and once to prepare everyone for travel delays due to Springtime road work.
We now have a true Ames Lake Community Facebook page, a private page that can only be seen and be a part of if you are vetted as an ALCC member. Lissette Johnson has recently taken over it’s organization–and other social media–and she is on fire with enthusiasm. If you are an ALCC member and want to be on our Facebook page, send Lisette a note to ALCCneighbortoneighbor@gmail.com.
In the future, we plan to build a Twitter account, too. LakeALERT and Twitter combined are terrific ways to reach out in times of emergency. Twitter will be a slower build, but we love the idea of it and how it can serve everyone.
Lastly, the board just added a universal telephone number, 206-358-2959 (at not charge to the membership. Love that!) If you have a polite message or question about an activity or group, your message will be read and sent to the proper person to get back to you. Very cool.
The chart below shows how our information flows in graphic form.
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