Acting Locally

"Think globally, act locally" urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities. Long before governments began enforcing environmental laws, individuals were coming together to protect habitats and the organisms that live within them. These efforts are referred to as grassroots efforts. They occur on a local level and are primarily run by volunteers and helpers.

I have been thinking about this a lot lately, but not in terms of the environment (let's take that as read that THAT's a great cause) but in terms of my efforts with Amateur Radio. 

Last nights meeting of the Oakville Amateur Radio Club reinforced some of my thinking.  Brian, VA3BCO gave a excellent presentation on HSMM MESH Networking.

Here’s a link to his slides.

The session was a reminder to me of how much I enjoy working with smart, motivated folks on a common goal. While this was a presentation, a very practical goal had already been achieved - Brian, John, VA3BL and the rest of the team had put the Oakville Club’s MESH link on the air on the weekend.

With my resignation from The RAC board I have liberated time and energy to work with a local group were my efforts can yield real results. Yes I'm sad that I was not able to move RAC in a direction that would better serve its members, but I feel a tremendous reduction in frustration.