OneMontville holds first evening meeting to include more community members - Everyone is encouraged to wear green in support of acceptance-respect-kindness.
The OneMontville organization held its first evening meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Montville Township Public Library. OneMontville is a non-profit organization of volunteers focused on creating and maintaining a climate of acceptance-respect-kindness throughout the Montville Township Community.
As the group is now in its second year, members discussed ways to increase the profile of the organization within the community. One such way will be the celebration of the Second Annual Green In Day on Friday, May 19, 2017. Green In Day is an opportunity for all community residents, and those who work in Montville, to support and celebrate the diversity of the Montville Township Community by wearing green. Green In Day is a visual display of the OneMontville mission to insure that all who live or visit Montville Township are treated with acceptance, respect and kindness. All seven Montville Township Public Schools will again participate in a district-wide celebration of acceptance-respect-kindness during Green In Day.
One Montville will also participate in Montville Township's upcoming 150th Anniversary events, and will again participate in the Township’s Fourth of July parade and celebration, which this year will be held on Saturday, June 24.
OneMontville members also had a preliminary discussion regarding forming a "Response Team" to provide assistance and support to anyone in the community who might experience bias, hate or Anti-Semitism.
“OneMontville members feel that this might be the best way to convey the essence of the organization by reinforcing acceptance, respect and kindness when it is needed most,” said OneMontville President Ron Rauschart.
The mission of OneMontville is: “to create and promote a climate of acceptance, inclusion and kindness which teaches and celebrates respect for one another by embracing and being enriched by the diversity that comprises the Montville Township Community. The mission can only be fully accomplished through the involvement and commitment of community leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, and residents of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, abilities, gender identity or sexual orientation.”
The upcoming meeting schedule for anyone who would like to participate in OneMontville projects or programs is: Monday, March 20 at 9:30AM, Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30PM, Monday, May 15 at 9:30AM and Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30PM. All OneMontville meetings are held at Montville Township Public Library, 90 Horse Neck Road, Montville New Jersey. The Second Annual Green In Day will be Friday, May 19, 2017. Everyone is encouraged to wear green in support of acceptance-respect-kindness. For more information on OneMontville and events throughout the community visit OneMontville.org.