Gure Aldia: NABO's "Giving Back" Initiative
Gure Aldia means "our turn" and the idea is to try and give back in gratitude for what we have been given. This two-part initiative is to encourage individuals and member organizations to participate in building a larger sense of community while giving thanks.
Part I: Bone Marrow Initiative
Part II: Community Appreciation Event
At the Montreal meeting (Oct. 2011) NABO delegates put forth an initiative to encourage member organizations to organize a local event to show appreciation to your non-Basque community.
Stage 1: Local level. This event could serve to not only bring together your Basque community for a positive event, but it's a great way to show appreciation to our community. Some possible ideas of an event could be:
Go to city hall or a city council meeting to present a plaque of appreciation
Participate in a city-wide event
Invite city representatives to one of your Basque events
Sister cities ceremony: Donibane-Garazi & South San Francisco (Feb. 2012)
Stage 2: State level.
Join with other Basque clubs in your state to plan a joint trip to the state capitol. This could be in conjunction with an existing Basque event, or a stand-alone event. It's a great way to also connect club to club.
Stage 3: National level.
Join with other Basque clubs in the country and make a trip to the nation's capital.