Hey, I know what we can do, let's start a club!
When you were a kid, how many times did you come up with that idea on a lazy summer afternoon? The club could center around anything—soccer, Barbies, pirates, Legos, checkers—you name it. Anything that you and your friends had a passion about, a common interest you shared. A way to swap ideas, share stories, and simply have fun with your buddies.
In the adult world, we call that an association, a users group, a network, a clearinghouse, a friends group, a chat room.
But still the same idea.
I have been privileged to be part of the preservation club for more than 30 years—in particular the Forum “club.”
Forum used to be called the Member Organization Program, MOP for short. Then when clearinghouses were all the rage, it became the Information Clearinghouse. Then back to National Trust Forum.... Read More →