The Brag Basket is open! This one is for Nov 18-20, 2016. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone.
What can you share in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- celebrate progress, even baby steps
- congratulate a friend
- applaud for each other
- confess your undying love for rural places
How do you join in?
Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there.
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Don’t like to brag? Just share some good news for someone you’re happy for. It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
Becky McCray says
Roseann Mayer sent me her great news by email:
GOODNIGHT COUNTRY IS BORN!
Commissioners Court of Donley County unanimously support the Goodnight Country initiative.
Clarendon, TX, November 14, 2016– The Goodnight Country initiative was given a unanimous vote of approval today by the Commissioners Court of Donley County. The mission of Goodnight Country is to promote regional cooperation between several counties in the eastern Texas Panhandle to provide the marketing resources, regional visibility and awareness for its members to achieve economic and community growth. Goodnight Country is committed to assisting rural communities in improving and maintaining the quality of rural life in Texas.
“An exciting first step to involving several rural counties in the eastern Texas Panhandle to promote growth through rural tourism and economic development.” Roseann Mayer
Goodnight Country will promote regional tourism using a geo-directional website under development, billboard advertising and social media. The goal is to promote our region’s history, unique shopping, stunning landscape with lots to explore, and events.
Goodnight Country (GC) was founded in 2016 to provide communities in the region a platform to work together to accomplish what one community cannot do alone. Each program and activity sponsored by GC is designed to accomplish the goals outlined in the Mission Statement and allow members the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate when possible. Membership in GC is comprised of communities within the Goodnight Country region (currently identified as Armstrong, Briscoe, Collingsworth, Donley, Floyd, Hall, Motley and Swisher Counties) with each member community represented by a delegate and alternate.
Enthusiasm is contagious! Roseann and her excitement are an encouragement to our rural communities. Supporting this effort on behalf of ALL our region is a no-brainer!
Roseann Mayer, Executive Director
The GC started as a group of community leaders getting together in October 2016 to brainstorm about strengths, weaknesses, and needs of the area around Clarendon. Quickly it grew into a core of committed volunteers who wanted to see something good happen for the region.
A task force of volunteers and advisers has begun meeting regularly and to establish a plan of action to determine if the concept of a regional organization is something others in the region would like to see happen. Bylaws for the organization are under development.
A mission statement was developed and in November 2016, the community representatives and Executive Director, Roseann Mayer will begin introducing the organization to community representatives and form a task force to educate media representatives and officially launch the membership drive for GC.
Roseann Mayer says
Thank you Becky! Appreciate the BRAG! We are super excited about the future and involving folks with many of your models – I listened and learned! Best to you!
Becky McCray says
Naomi Baker sent this by email. Congratulations, Naomi!
I have been elected to the city council of our small town of approximately 800 people. Our town is seemingly stagnant and people want action and progress. They think I can make a difference. Pressure!