Chapter Seven. EVENTS: Meetings, Performances and Competitions

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Every long-lasting community is brought together by regular events: family dinners, weekly card games, monthly club meetings, annual celebrations. These gatherings help define the community, and they remind people of what they have in common and what their community is all about.

Successful events don’t just happen; they require careful planning, skillful facilitation, and timely follow-up. To get the most out of your events, you’ll need to understand the basic anatomy of an event, and then develop an events plan that reinforces your purpose and values while meeting the changing needs ...

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