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Building A Team Through House Meetings

Developing house meetings is an effective way to recruit volunteers and build an emergency preparedness team for your community. House meetings ensure community members are able to regularly voice their concerns and work with others within the community to make sure progress is achieved. Each member of the team can contribute his or her resources, leadership abilities, and time in order to bring about positive change and preparedness at a local level.

Establishing regular house meeting is an effective way for you to identify your emergency preparedness leadership team. Those members that are committed to regularly attending all meetings should be considered as your team leaders.

The agenda of each house meeting should revolve around discussion about your local community, its needs, emergency preparedness initiatives and solutions to problems you may encounter. House meetings are very useful for engaging new volunteers who are unclear about how they can help improve and prepare the community. Establishing a strong team will put new volunteers at ease and attract more volunteers.

Building your community by conducting well organized house meetings on a regular basis is an important aspect of strengthing communities and preparing them for harzards.

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