Browsing Archive: January, 2013

What I Know 1-30-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Thursday, January 31, 2013,

The Park Bugle continues to do a great job of reporting on local issues in our community. Editor Kristal Leebrick now sends out a preview of the some of the stories that will be included in the upcoming issue. February’s edition contains stories on two local responses to the recent incidents of gun violence that have brought the issue of gun control into the headlines again. 

I mentioned that there were meetings in our neighborhood last week on both gun control and energy ...


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What I Know 1-23-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, January 23, 2013,

The inauguration of a president is always cause for a moment or two of reflection on what’s right with our country and democracy. It certainly doesn’t change what’s wrong or what we could do better, but it does remind us that addressing those problems is limited not by our government, but by our willingness to engage. While the president was outlining the national agenda for his second term, two groups were meeting locally to try and set agendas for community action. 

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What I Know 1-16-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Thursday, January 17, 2013,

Things are finally starting to get back to normal in the new year, or the new normal. It seems like the changes are happening fast enough so that boomers like me can actually notice that normal changes at least yearly. For younger generations, change is normal, so noticing it is probably like noticing air. Maybe it’s that the change I notice is comprehensive and involves major forces like climate, globalization and communication. Staying up with that kind of change requires...


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What I Know 1-9-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, January 9, 2013,

First, let me extend my hopes that the past few weeks have been filled to the best degree possible with joy and peace. The world can never be counted on to synch up scheduling-wise with our desire for these things, but it’s important to find those moments even in the midst of the kind of turmoil and pain that have recently headlined our news. 

These complex events make the need for building healthy communities even more critical. It’s perhaps cliché by now to express th...


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Jon Schumacher - Executive Director Hi, I'm Jon Schumacher, the Executive Director of the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation. The Foundation's role is to understand our community needs, bring people together to help find solutions and then support their implementation. I am the point person for that and the blog is my way of keeping my board and neighbors up-to-date on all that is happening around District 12.