Thursday, April 24, 2014

A take on - "What Matters"

A Techtacular 2014 Collage!

April 22, 2014 was the culmination of several weeks of hard work by our team at 501 Commons. Hard work yes, but oh-so-fun! 
Our annual event, the Techtacular, with the theme - 'Tweets, Beats and Haiku'.
A poetry slam, happy hour, round robin beat poetry, and some insightful haiku later, we realized how multi-talented each member of our team is. On D-Day, I thought it was delightful how enthusiastic folks were about the beatnik dress code including the berets. Not just staff, but our awesome volunteer helpers too!

After the telling of our story in the formal part of the evening (which lasted all of 15 minutes!), here's the poem I shared... Hidden in it are the names of three of our cool programs. Brownie points for finding them, and yes, can you tell? I do completely love the work we get to do everyday.

Doing good matters
Doing it NOW matters
Doing it RIGHT matters

But getting there?
How will we ever get there?

Resources matter
Volunteers matter
Unleashed knowledge matters

Catalysts all
That Springboard
Our Community to success

Offering that Deep Dive
To uncover
What's the matter?
How can we be better? 

How we see ourselves matters
How we measure success matters
Expertise matters certainly
Excellence matters always
But more importantly
Flexibility matters
Building on strengths matters

We are here today because the mission matters
Strengthening this community matters

- April 8, 2014

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