Joanne Healy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 06 May 97 12:58:10 PST
It seems to be normal that once you are volunteering with one
organisation, it doesn't stop there! There is always a school
committee crying out for help, or a sporting team... (For
those who have children - not me yet!!) Apart from Venturers
(and with it goes the other meetings such as Group and Branch
etc), I also volunteer with Red Cross, and am an active member
of a Rotary Club. Pity help me when children come on the
scene and there are more things to help out with. (I can't
say no!) There is always time for just one more committee!!
Sometimes I use the excuse I'm too busy, but in reality, when
I use that excuse, it's either due to poor time management, or
I just don't want to do it. I guess that's a way of saying
no, isn't it?
Never the less, that is me, and I get an awful lot out of
doing all of it. No time to get bored! Helping people is
what really counts, and just looking at the way some of my
Venturers mature during their time in the Unit, is all I need
to keep me going. Dweebs turn into really respectable people
with a lot of promise...
So when you get tired of it all, take a little time out - even
a **whole** night at home in front of the tv with nothing else
to do. Maybe even an early night.... And think about the
people we are making a difference to. I know sometimes I
think it's all too much, but I never stay thinking like that
Glad to see we are all awake on the list at the moment.
Take care all,
North Kambah Nudgee Venturers