ALL NEW AND FOR YOU! For a long time the board has heard your desire for on-line community interactions. After all the discussions and questions, including investigating how other groups interact–or do not–on-line, this week kicks off a PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE THAT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ALCC MEMBERS. If you participate, you will know that those participating have been confirmed as ALCC members and are not from any other neighborhood. If you are not individually added as a verified ALCC member, you will be unable to read it, see who participates, or even find it through a search engine.
If you’d like to report a missing pet, report a found pet, or report on your profound need for a pet, here is where you can talk to your neighbors within a closed system, knowing the discussion stays within the ALCC membership. Saw a bear? Tell your ALCC member neighbors. Found a chrome hubcap? Tell your ALCC member neighbors. While the board will continue to utilize LakeLink and the website for announcements, news, and notices, the casual neighbor-to-neighbor conversations can be about anything you like, ALCC related or not .
Some of you use Facebook frequently and some will be new. Encourage your neighbors to become part of the of the conversation and help them easily set up an account if they are newbies. To maximize participation and encourage cordial interaction, we’ll agree to a simple code of conduct:
- Be kind to all and respectful to all opinions.
- Keep bad language out of discussions.
- No personal attacks
Anticipating that everyone remains respectful of their neighbors, there is no current plan for a monitor. Because we must vet each request–the laborious part of keeping it private–we ask you for your patience while we work through the first few weeks. If you would like to be “in”, send an email to ALCCNeighbortoNeighbor@gmail.com and include the following things:
1. Full Name and the “other” name if you use a different Facebook name…we have to find you.
2. Your ALCC street address
3. You LOT number (not parcel)
4. The best tel. # at which you can be reached if we need to.
Looking forward to a lot of great community conversation!