How many people belong to a group or association and NEVER get involved?


I have been hearing from a ton of event coordinators that they are not hosting their club or group events anymore due to lack of volunteers.

They are tired of doing all of the work, with no help - only to have their membership show up and whine and complain that this or that could have or should have been done differently.

If you want the right to complain - you need to be involved.

A lot of people have no clue the work and effort it takes to get the job done.

From permits and dealing with government officials and police services to dealing with the local health board, jumping the hoops to have a special event is getting tougher and tougher.

Then there's all of the other details like bands, food, beverages, lodging, prizes and incentives never mind the paper work like registration forms, posters, waivers and how about promotions.

As an event coordinator I have experienced everything from great support and help to none and I am here to tell you folks that a successful event requires a lot of people to do a great job.

So the next time you feel like raining on some one's parade by complaining about some aspect of an event - keep your mouth shut unless of course you are willing to take over that area!

Being of service to your community is about far more than laying a few bucks on the table to support a cause. It is about making a difference in a positive way.

If you aren't a part of the solution - you are the problem...

Yes I am crabby today - I am looking out my window to see more snow. I am sick of the white stuff. I want to ride my bike ...

Stay safe people and if you live in the north, well try and stay warm.

Belt Drive Betty

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  1. You sure is crabby today and I din't say it either...

    If you aren't a part of the solution - you are the problem...
    So true...!

    Cheer up , smile and the world will smile right back at you...!