CanDo! Idea Club Experience on September 27, 2022



Join us as we experience an Idea Club… a milestone along the way, as CanDo! reinvents itself for its fourth chapter.  The board has been meeting for 18 months, hosting small conversations and exploring opportunities to emerge after COVID with a refreshed focus and direction.

As always, CanDo! is a gathering space for everyone in our community who is interested in ideas, possibility thinking, and community growth.  We hope you will join us on September 27th!  An RSVP is appreciated so we have an idea of how many tables, chairs and cookies we need.

Please arrive early, if possible, to choose your place at a table and have some networking time. The program will begin promptly at 11:30 AM.

Water, coffee and desserts will be provided.  Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Any questions or to RSVP, please contact Courtney Mead, Can Do Board Chair at


Charlotte Storytellers 2020


Charlotte Networking for Development and Opportunity (CanDo!) is accepting short video stories for a curated YouTube channel series. Stories should reflect the following theme: Physically Distant but Socially Close: Community in a Time of Pandemic. To be considered, stories must adhere to the following guidelines.

    • Be between two and five minutes in duration;
    • Be positive, uplifting, inspiring and/or humorous;
    • Be based on true events or experiences; and
    • Be non-political.

Videos may be submitted to until June 30, 2020.

Civil Dialogue Subject of CanDo! Conversation

Many observers have commented on the lack of civility that has come to characterize the Internet age. Expressions such as trolling, flame wars, and tweet storms have become a part of the everyday lexicon. Incidents of online bullying are on the rise.

Charlotte Area Networking for Development and Opportunity (CanDo!) will be addressing this important topic in the first of a series of four CanDo! Community Conversations to be held in 2020. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26 in the Spartan Room of the Charlotte Community Library beginning at 7:00 a.m.

CanDo! board member and Charlotte High School Principal Jeff Bohl will be leading the discussion. “Social media has increased friction locally and across the county,” he said, “and made positive dialogue harder to have. During this Community Conversation, attendees will brainstorm ways to use community events to promote more positive communication when we disagree about issues.”

CanDo! Community Conversations is a new initiative in 2020. They are designed to engage a broad cross-section of area residents in thoughtful discussion about pressing problems.

“Charlotte has many positive attributes including a willingness to work together to solve important challenges,” said CanDo! Chairman Leah LaFave. “Setting the standard nationally for civil dialogue is just the kind of remarkable idea that CanDo! was formed to promote.”

The Charlotte Community Library is located at 226 S. Bostwick Street. The public is invited to attend. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided free of charge.

CanDo! Community Conversations are made possible through the generous support of Eaton Federal Saving Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors.