Attend my final meeting as secretary of our homeowners association board of directors, take notes, type up minutes, research rules and restrictions and report back to board members.
We live in a nice neighborhood. Unfortunately, homeowners are apathetic about the association which maintains the 14-acre greenbelt we all enjoy. I got roped into serving on the board three years ago. I've served as V.P., acting president and secretary during my three consecutive terms. I continued to serve on the board because others wouldn't step in and, well, someone had to do it.
It's not that tough in our neighborhood, but the apathy was mind-boggling, even depressing at times.
Yes, I suppose. It allows us to maintain the "park" we all enjoy (along with countless "trespassers" who don't pay to maintain the park, but certainly take advantage of its existence). But the lack of interest on the part of other homeowners is truly pathetic.
I got to thinking about this, and other volunteer leadership roles during a discussion with my sister-in-law. She serves as a member of the Little League Board in her community where hundreds of kids are organized into teams, field use is coordinated, uniforms make their way to the appropriate players, volunteer coaches are organized. Still, people call to gripe, complain, moan, yes, even...well...let's just stick with those.
Too often, those who complain don't seem to get that these organizations are volunteer driven, that they are WELCOME to volunteer to do the job "correctly" as THEY see fit; to contribute their own time and energy to meet their own needs AND the community's needs.
Sometimes volunteering for a leadership role feels like painting a target on yourself.
No...a little to the right.
That's the spot!
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago