|CCCC 2010 Holiday Banquet|
|Gifts: CD with 13 freeware programs, CCCC mouse pad,|
box of sticky notes of various shapes and colors.
I also got a picture frame in the drawing.
Roger is a gracious person. He always comes up with gifts to give out at every function, plus he organizes drawings, raffles, and auctions throughout the year. Here are 3 gifts everyone got at the banquet:
|Phil and Michele. We always have fun together.|
Recognition, even if modest, is nice. Some clubs are better at it than others. In my experience, most seem to take their volunteers for granted, expecting services in exchange for . . . . . er, nothing. I think people volunteer to further a cause, and get paid back in comradery, connections, and the few perks they receive. In my dog club's and computer club's case, it is largely for the learning which couldn't be purchased at any price if there weren't other club members willing to share their knowledge.
In any case, my feeling is that if members were better engaged from the start, better mentored, better recognized, more appreciated, there would be more volunteers. While clubs don't generally pay for services, most clubs do have some free perks they can distribute, the biggest one being friendship.
So, it was a very enjoyable day. I dressed up, and noticed that with me wearing mostly tennis shoes this last year for agility practice, my dress shoes with the 2" heels really hurt my feet. I can hardly walk in heels any more!