Aug.5th Meeting Update:
"Another not so brief update on our efforts to become more organized with our new entity called ENRICH.
Our official name is: ENRICH
-A Rhode Island Home Education Community.We have created a new yahoo email loop for ENRICH.
Here is the address:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/enrichri/
We have made tremendous progress:
•All Community leader positions have at least one leader, some areas like Washington County and Bristol still need a second leader. Interested?
•By laws are complete.
•Executive board positions are all filled.
•We have an interim Legislative Director but need a more permanent person. Interested? Contact me or Stacey.
•We have had lots of interest in coop classes, there is already plans underway for a preschool age coop. Stay tuned.
•Website construction has begun.
•A monthly newsletter is being created that will be available by pdf.
•Each month we will have an all homeschoolers get together.
•Dues, nonprofit status and fundraising are all under discussion.
•Manuals for the Community leaders were created and distributed.•*****We are having an All Homeschoolers picnic on Sept. 5th from 11-2pm at the Temple of Music at Roger Williams Park. Every homeschooler in Rhode Island is invited regardless of what group you are affiliated with. Please spread the word to groups that you think may be interested. Our community leaders will be there to answer questions and to help you connect with others that may be in your area. Bring a picnic lunch and come see what we are about. Those contemplating homeschooling are also welcomed and encouraged to attend. If you are not sure-please come and ask questions! This is a great opportunity for your children to meet other homeschoolers, for the parents to connect and for an all around good time. More information will be coming! ****
I want to send out a huge thank you to all that have had a part of this remarkable group coming together at record speed. Your committment to the cause, to your children, to homeschooling and to the gift of supporting one another are evident. Thank you to those that volunteered to lead, create or offer words of encouragement. Thank you to those that aren't sure, for keeping an open mind, for exploring, for hoping. Thank you all for your energy, time and enthusiasm. We are ever grateful!"
If you are interested in becoming a member of the yahoo group, please feel free to request to join! Thanks and hope to see some of you at the meeting on the 19th or at RWP on the 5th!