Neighbourly book club
When going door-to-door to pin posters on windows or information boards proved useless, one woman on a mission to set up a book club turned to her online community of neighbours.
Rhonda Fawcett has a love of books, and was keen to share her passion with like minded people by starting a club.
Placing posters up around town resulted on one response, but within 12 hours of placing the notice on Neighbourly, she had several people keen to be involved and now has a book club with seven members.
"Oh my goodness, I got several responses straight away. It’s definitely the way to go," says Fawcett.
Neighbourly is a free private online community service pro- vided by Fairfax Media. It is designed to help you stay connected with their neighbours and community and create a safe and better place to live.
Fawcett says she just loves books and has always wanted to be in a book club and be able to share her passion with others.
The group met for the first time last week, and there is space for at least five more members. People can sign up to Neighbourly and get the details, or ring her on 888 4022.
Fawcett plans to register the club through an online New Zealand group called Book Discussion Scheme. She says they have catalogues of the latest books than clubs can hire for one month at a time.
To sign up with Neighbourly, register at www.neighbourly.co.nz
Rhonda Fawcett used Neighbourly to advertise starting a book club, getting responses within hours.