Re: GETTING VOLUNTEERS-WARNING
Ted Burton (tedburtn@HALCYON.COM)
Mon, 1 May 1995 06:05:20 -0600
Michael Smith wrote:
>I made a BIG mistake in trying to "encourage" parents to volunteer that I
>want to pass on.
>While we have tremendous parent involvement, we are a large pack and have
>many committees for various events. We were a little short on help for a few
>of these committees so I gave a "hardball" talk to the parents. I used the
>I realized this only after a mother came up to me and felt she had to explain
>in detail why she couldn't volunteer. She is on the PTA board, on two
>committees for her church AND an assistant coach her daughter's soccer team.
>THIS IS A GREAT MOTHER!!!!! She cares tremendously and gives of herself not
>only to her kids, but to the community. I felt really bad that I made her
>feel the way she did.
I'll never forget discussing with my Troop Committee once the growing
problem of PTA's shying away from sponsoring Troops, and then preparing for
my first visit to this PTA Board at re-charter time (the Troop was new to
me and had been limping along until I got there (note the subtle brag)). So
I walk into the PTA meeting and met the Board -- but for one or two, the
same people who were on the Troop Committee.
God be blessed for these caring people!
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Post 246 CR, D. Eagle Rep., Troop 246 MC
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