OK, TW now has 148 members, which is wonderful, and I hope to see it grow, 1480, plus more 00's as time passes....and yes, I know it is summer and everyone is either busy having fun or working in their garden, or both, me included. Yet I and a handful of others were at the June 18 meeting for TW, and I was quite disappointed to see that the number of people attending the second Party Up to Power Down meeting had diminished. So, I must say that time is of the essence....we don't really have any time to squander. We need to get deeply involved, come up with plans of action and take action, NOW. And, to do that, one must be present and actively participate. I heard someone say, while at the meeting, that more people will come in the winter...yes, that is likely true. However, climate change, economic collapse, and peak oil do not wait for winter...they continue on daily. So, I am asking, please attend the meetings, please bring ideas and plans for activities that can bring about a more cohesive and workable future for this community. We need you, all of you - those with little ideas and those with big ideas, those with a lot to give and those with just a tiny bit to give - if any of us is to truly survive in the future.