We hope all of you are enjoying these long summer days, and have come up with creative ways to celebrate Night Out despite the ongoing need for physical, social distancing.
We are writing to ask if any of you – ideally, several of you (who may not know each other yet) – would be interested in volunteering to take over the WSBWCN organization and move it forward? The two of us have decided that we’d like to move on to pursue other interests.
At our final monthly meeting in October 2019, we announced that we planned to take a hiatus over the winter to restructure the organization to meet changing needs. After 10 years, we wanted to develop a different meeting structure, focus on hosting special events, and implement some other fresh ideas.
Then COVID-19 happened, lengthening that hiatus. Although COVID is still with us, we believe this is a good time to hand the organization over to an independent community-minded group of folks who would like to continue and build on our work of educating and organizing a network of Block Watch Captains in the SW Precinct.
So, please give it some thought! Reach out via the email below if you are interested, have questions, or think you might be able to get involved or help in any way.
We hope to find several of you who are interested, or potentially interested, in becoming part of a leadership group for WSBWCN. We’ll set up a time to meet and discuss — either virtually or in-person.
It’s important to note that this is, and always has been, an independent volunteer organization. We do not work for, nor were we organized by, the Seattle Police Department. We do strive to foster good relationships between the community and SPD, and have worked to keep lines of communication open, and provide opportunities for discussions about areas of concern.
We hope that some of you who’ve participated in our meetings and supported our efforts, or new people who are somewhat like-minded, will come together to take WSBWCN forward. We would provide additional information, materials and support to you before we step away.
In any case, thanks for considering! We’ve appreciated your support for our organization over the years!
Deb & Karen
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network
Deborah Greer & Karen Berge