Re: Salute to the volunteers
Steve Cobb (scobb@VIVANET.COM)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:13:20 GMT
> I'm not sure I feel good about the federal government getting into the
> business of pushing "volunteerism". I understand Maryland MANDATES
> "service" before a high school diploma is issued. Is that really the
> kind of volunteer service we want?
Here in Albion New York the school has required an ever increasing amount of
volunteer hours to graduate. It started at 20 and for my son's class of '99
For my daughter's class of 2001 it will be 40. This is not a problem for
any of my
wife's Girl Scouts or my Boy Scouts.
The idea is to drag the other 80% out of their shells and see that they can
> I have no doubt that more people should get involved without asking
> "what's in it for me?" But government involvement will only gum up the
> As for the nation's elite (Clinton, Bush, Gore, et al) putting on gloves
> for a 5-minute photo-op service project is an insult to those who put in
> hundreds of hours of REAL volunteer work each year. The only high
> politician at that event who is genuinely into volunteer work was Carter!
That's why he is the only ex-president that I respect. Even if I didn't
vote for him,
and NO I didn't vote for Reagan either, but I did vote.
"i used to be an eagle"
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2nd ASM Jambo troop 516
Iroquois Trail Council,upstate New York
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I enjoy every minute of it.
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