has a new Core Group
22, 2002 (modified Sep25) - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless
United Neighbourhoods (SUN) has become a great success, with almost daily
registrations from neighbourhoods wanting to join the network. Septemer
1st the very first SUN Core Group was founded.
SUN core group is to be reorganized every 3 months, and the first group
will be active for the period September, October and November. The core's
obligation is to develope SUN further, according to the members' wishes.
first core group consists of the spokespersons for 10 out of the 22 members.
This alone shows a solid interest in this network's future. The core group
members are (in random order): Jeffries Garret (Arcadia), Cari Soong
(Dramaville), Gabriella Riker-Emerson (Sakura Grove), Grace Cranani (Sim
City Heights), Helena Farron (Sim Dale), George Phillip
Martin (Simmerset), Simbille Ballong (Simmerville), Lita Dumas (Simmington-on-the-Wrye),
Missy Teatoro (Simousaint) and Nilla Craema (Sunset Meadows).
The membership belongs to
the neighbourhood, not the spokesperson.
can read about the SUN here.
Why do they want to join
the SUN Core Group?
Below I have asked some
of the new core group members the following questions:
One thing that is special for your neighbourhood
One thing that is typical for any SimCity neighbourhood
What is your (neighbourhood's) goal for contributing to SUN?
Riker-Emerson (29), Executive Assistant, married, one daughter, SUN
spokesperson for Sakura Grove.
The influence of the generation of young adults in our town. This influence
has brought a little bit of fresh air to our neighborhood and everyone
seems to enjoy this.
To me, it seems like every neighborhood's population is made up of different
types of people, like kids, parents, party animals, flirts, etc.
We hope to meet new people in other neighborhoods and to see how other
Sims like us live in those neighborhoods.
Teatoro (23), single, no kids, works in the hacker business, SUN spokesperson
Well........our neighborhood is large enough to be a small city in itself,
but small enough to have a really closeknit relashinship.
Hm, thats a hard one, I'd suppose....families! :)
My neighborhood is looking forward to just..........being there for support......our
goal is to.....well......... give happiness.
Farron (30), married to Jim, 2 daughters, works as a Wedding Singer.
SUN spokesperson for Sim Dale.
Sim Dale is the kind of neighbourhood where everyone knows each other and
is very peaceful and tranquil.
I think all Sim City neighbourhoods are friendly, interesting, and share
a felling of somewhat isolation.
To meet other people and form new links with other neighbourhoods.
Ballong (38), single, no children, works as a teacher and scientist,
SUN spokesperson for Simmerville.
Compared to another neighbourhood where I lived for the past 5 months,
I must say the community spirit is rather strong in Simmerville, but hopefully
that is pretty common?
Packed with creative and skilled Sims, but naturally each Sim will find
just a few neighbours sharing interests. I think many Sims would like to
communicate with other Sims based on interests rather than geography.
We are so many individuals contributing, and I believe the goals are just
as many. Personally I think the main goal is a two way thing; residents
of each contributing neighbourhood should grow from contributing to SUN,
and from receiving from what other members put into SUN. A richer existence
might be the common goal.
Phillip Martin (20), single, works in Journalism career track. SUN
spokesperson for Simmerset.
I believe that my neighborhood is special because of the way we Sims pull
together and try to help each other out. It is a small neighborhood
but all of the residents of Simmerset have at least some contact with each
other and many are close friends.
I think all Sim neighborhoods have basically the same problems and opportunities.
Every family has the need to earn money keep jobs, and the aspiration to
a better life for their family and to socialize and make friends.
To learn more about other Sim neighborhoods and be able to share information.
Dumas (27), single with boyfriend, lives with my sister's family. SUN
spokesperson for Simmington-on-the-Wrye.
Simmington is a tranquil English village, a small close knit community
with a strong bond with each other.
All neighbourhoods have a mix of people, making them all individual.
To improve contact with other neighbourhoods and expanding our view of
the Sim World.