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July 8, 2013

Letters to the Editor: July 8, 2013

Father’s rights

TO THE EDITOR: There was a time when human rights meant equal rights for all people, regardless of color, race, hair kinks, etc.

But now the U.S. Supreme Court says, with a straight face, that a man has no legal right to intercede in a decision to save the life of his unborn child, but the mother has exclusive say about whether his and her child lives or dies.

The picture is blurred and fuzzy. There is no equal right here.

JOHN MIDDLETON

Plattsburgh

 

Nonprofit Network

TO THE EDITOR: The Adirondack Nonprofit Network, a project of ACT, the community foundation of the Adirondacks, recently hosted its annual two-day member retreat at the Blue Mountain Center and a workshop, “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up: Creating a Sustainable, Successful Organization,” at the Wild Center.

More than 30 nonprofits participated in both events.

Adirondack Nonprofit Network’s mission is to support and connect nonprofits in their efforts to improve the quality of life in the Adirondacks.

Thirty-three organizations serving health care, arts, mental health, public media, environment, education, economic development, civic and cultural organizations gather annually to work as teams on a variety of topics.

The retreat again solidified the important role nonprofits play in enhancing and improving the quality of life in the Adirondacks.

The workshop offered advice on how nonprofits can strengthen leadership among staff and board members. It also got participants thinking about the relevance and impact of their organization’s work and their resilience and ability to survive a difficult economic climate.

Nonprofit organizations, like government and the private sector, must think creatively in order to continue delivering critical services to the Adirondack region. 

Adirondack Nonprofit Network allows organizations to share ideas and collaborate to accomplish this goal. By working together, nonprofits become stronger and more sustainable, and everyone benefits.

Thank you to all of the supporters who make the work of the region’s nonprofits possible.

JILL BREIT, CALI BROOKS, STEVEN ENGELHART, DIANE FISH, STEPHANIE RATCLIFFE,BEN STRADER and KIP THOMPSON

Adirondack Nonprofit Network Advisory Council

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