DI hosts needed for 'Lowcountry On the Table'
Concerned about flooding, traffic, schools or other community issues? Thousands are expected to gather across the Charleston region, including Daniel Island, on October 4 to address these topics and more. The event is called “Lowcountry On the Table” (LOTT) and it is part of a national movement to get people talking about what matters to them and to identify potential solutions to problems.
“It is a tested and proven way of listening and is as easy as inviting a couple of friends over for coffee or for any meal or meeting and just talking about the Lowcountry,” states the LOTT information packet. The Library Foundation of the Lowcountry is sponsoring and coordinating the event. The goal for the local initiative is 1,000 tables for 10,000 attendees. But table hosts are still needed.
According to Daniel Island resident Meg Bornstein, a LOTT volunteer, there are already several tables planned around the island, including Codner’s Ferry Park, Holy Cross Church, the community space on River Landing Drive, and Bornstein’s backyard porch.
“Each of those public tables will have available packets with copies of conversation starters, note pages, and surveys. Anyone that comes can participate and/or start the discussion and take notes. Envelopes will be provided as well for the leader to date and time-stamp each discussion.”
Bornstein is hoping several more Daniel Island residents, businesses and organizations will be interested in hosting tables of their own. Lowcountry On the Table is an easy way to make a lasting impact on our businesses and communities, she said.
“Your voice matters, so why not share it with others?”
Bornstein also offered several suggestions for potential table locations.
“Grab a cup of coffee at Blondies, share a lunch at Vespa, partake in a glass of wine at Bin 526, bring your lunch to work and go out to the picnic tables at Blackbaud and Benefitfocus, or tap people to meet you at one of our open community tables! Come as you are. No need for fancy. Just honest, real conversation.”
If interested in hosting a table on Daniel Island, call Bornstein at (520) 990-4281 or visit www.lowcountryonthetable.org.