The TNRS Local Connect Project
As the Storm looms ever closer, we have begun seeing serious interest among many in this community to prepare in some fashion and to become a resource for aid to neighbors. Although the absolute requirement for weathering the Storm is to have faith and to trust in God and Mary, we also know that prudence and discernment can call some of us to make physical preparations.
To answer this growing need, the TNRS Answers team has asked two of its members, JLynnByrd and LisaMania7, to help any who are interested in making local connections with nearby people who share your concerns. We are calling this effort “TNRS Local Connect.”
As you may already know, Tom Kuipers has been kind enough to create and act as the director for a Private Forum for TNRS community members at http://nextrightstep.forumotion.com, in order for us to have an outlet for personal discussions and to share information. A number of friendships have formed there, and at least two functioning groups have already been established in the Forum as a result (see directory below).
If you wish to join the Forum, please click here – The Next Right Step Forum – or send an email to Tom Kuipers at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask to be registered for an account on the Forum. Once you are registered, you are encouraged to go to the Forum, select your geographical area, and introduce yourself.
We recommend that you look first for an established group in your geographical area. If one exists, simply join the discussion to make contact.
If you wish to create a new Local Connect group, you will need to click the “New Topic” button in the appropriate geographical folder to create the Topic thread for your group. We recommend that you title your group’s Topic with your city, state or province, and “Local Connect Group,” like this “Chicago, IL, Local Connect Group.” (If you would prefer to use the term “Storm Group,” then your group’s name would be something like “Chicago, IL, Storm Group.)
After you have created and titled your group, please send the URL (the internet address) for your group’s topic to TNRSLocalConnect@gmail.com. We will publish that link below in the folder structure so others who may be local to your group and interested in joining you can easily click through from this page to your group after registering for the Forum. Any other matter involving the use of the Forum for a group, or any related administrative matter for this project, please email JLynnByrd and LisaMania7 for help at TNRSLocalConnect@gmail.com.
Local Connect groups are listed below using the same geographical folders as appear in the Forum:
- Asian Steppers
- Aussie Steppers
- Canadian Steppers
- Central and South American Steppers
- European Steppers
- United States
- Northeast Steppers
- Mid-Atlantic Steppers
- Southeast Steppers
- Midwest Steppers
- Chicagoland Storm Group
- Midwest Regional Steppers Storm Group
- Kansas City, Kansas, TNRS Rosary Group | Coordinator: Connie B.
- Southwest Steppers
- West Coast Steppers
- Northwest Steppers
- TNRS Portland/Salem Oregon Storm Group | Coordinator: Lisa Walker