Letters to the Editor
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from the Partnership for Onondaga Creek
Many thanks to SPC staff Jessica Maxwell and Carol Baum and SPC long-time activist Rae Kramer for recently helping the Partnership for Onondaga Creek discern and problem solve difficult issues. With their skilled facilitation at meetings and at a Saturday retreat, the Partnership was able to work constructively towards group cohesion, empowerment and future direction. Besides thanking SPC, the Partnership for Onondaga Creek wants the community to know about this collaboration between these two local groups fighting for justice.
Forthright Fund Appeal
I just received the fall fundraising appeal. To the staff and finance committee, let me say thank you for the demonstration of integrity, a value that has lost its place in the larger culture.
Most organizations and individuals would not be so forthcoming as you have been in advising us of the receipt of a very large bequest (thanks to the generosity of the late Norma Bentley) while making the annual plea for monetary support. You tell us that you do not want to use this money for operational expenses and therefore ask supporters to give what they can, as you normally do, so SPC can continue its many activities for peace and justice.
Ive spent enough time at the Peace Council to know how tight the financial situation generally is, to know that the staff and workers go to great lengths to conserve the money that comes in, and to know that this bequest represents literally years of budgeted expenses. I also understand the importance of reserving this found money for purposes like a safer, more efficient office space and for a critically needed reserve fund.
This year I will make my regular donations to SPC as I hope all the readers will and applaud the activists who struggle daily to keep our organization working with a constant eye to the honorable path. To those readers who can do more financially, consider increasing your donation by 10%. Invest in peace.
The Peace Newsletter is your publication. We welcome letters to the editor. Letters may be edited for length, but only with permission of the author. Thanks from the Partnership for Onondaga Creek Many thanks to SPC for recently helping the Partnership for Onondaga Creek discern and problem solve dif.cult issues. With their skilled facilitation at meetings and at a Saturday retreat, the Partnership was Graphic: www.poetsagainstthewar.org Submissions Welcome If you have been moved by this unjust war to write a poem, or poems, please consider submitting work care of Stephen Thorley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any work that speaks to themes of war, the war economy, oppression and political injustice, and/or which celebrates more positive hopes and visions for our country and the world, will be considered. Whatever you can do will go a long way.
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