One thing that separates Nabo from other social media networks is its commitment to connecting our members to their local communities. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to get the ball rolling though, so each month we highlight some of our favourite interactions on Nabo from across Australia. If you're featured in this month's Top Posts, make sure you make a comment at the end of this blog post! The first person featured in the Top Posts to comment on the blog will receive a $50 Coles Myer Voucher.
Is there anything more Aussie than Sunday Lunch at the Pub?
As anyone that has moved interstate will tell you, the hardest part can be meeting new people and making new friends. This was certainly the case for David and Katie, but they weren’t going to keep it that way! They created two groups on Nabo; the Over 50s & 60s Social Group and Sunday Lunch at the Pub and through these groups, organise get-togethers for Nabo members in their area. Last month’s pub lunch had 20 neighbours getting together! Great work, David and Katie. Connections like this are exactly what Nabo was built for. If you're feeling inspired, create a similar group to David and Katie's in your Nabo-hood.
Traffic Issues in Sydney’s Southern Suburbs
Ever found yourself frustrated not only by a local issue – but by the inaction surrounding it? Tracey from Sydney’s south found herself hitting her head against a brick wall when it came to a dangerous intersection in her neighbourhood. After being involved in a collision at that same intersection earlier this month, she asked her neighbours what they thought on the matter. As it turned out, they emphatically agreed and together, they created a plan of action to petition the local council. Not only will Tracey be relieved to finally see an outcome to her frustrations, but we’re sure it must have been comforting to know that she had the full support of her community. Good on you, Tracey. If you're having similar issues in your suburb, follow Tracey's lead and ask Nabo members for their input.
Wallet Returned, Gratitude Unclaimed
There are few things more groan-inducing than realising you’ve lost your wallet, or worse, it’s been stolen. Jayne from NSW knew this all too well after her purse grew legs a few weeks ago but just last week, the unthinkable happened. A couple of Good Samaritans returned the wallet, with all her belongings too! Unfortunately, Jayne wasn’t home at the time to express her gratitude, so if the identity of the Good Samaritans is known, please share!
Hold on to your…hair?!
The weather has been a little on the wild side lately, but Nabo member Natasha was still bemused to find just how wild it had become. This month she walked out her front door to find a gentleman’s wig perched on her gate. We’re not sure if the owner has had the opportunity to come forward, but if it looks familiar, do give us a shout.
The Perfect Mother?
This month, we introduced our first Book of the Month poll on Nabo to promote our new interest option, Reading. It’s still neck and neck, so if you haven’t had a chance to vote, do so now! List reading as an interest, vote in the poll, and you could win copies of the successful book. We loved seeing members from all over Australia tell us which book they thought was best, but we got a big chuckle from Frank in South Australia. “I never intend to be a mother, let alone perfect”, he wrote, and while we tend to agree, we think you might have a shot at being a comedian!
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