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We need trip planners!

From: JuliAnne
Sent on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:20 PM
Hello, Backpackers! If you've been looking at our homepage lately you'll see a very sad lack of trips on our calendar. The reasons for this are multiple: life changes, job changes, marriages, children, burnout from doing all the planning, health changes, a tendency to go on trips with specific friends rather than a Meetup group, and moves across the country or world, etc. In short, we need new trip planners, assistant organizers, and possibly even a new organizer. I'm seeking volunteers who would like to organize and plan trips or even take over the group with a new burst of energy. I love is group and don't want to see it go, but after my recent job loss (my boss was an insecure tool, trust me that unemployment is better!) I'm reevaluating priorities and need much more help keeping this wonderful group going. Running this group just hasn't been high enough on my list lately, and it shows. I'm willing to stay on and even offer financial support if people step up and take the initiative to make trips happen, but I am not willing to have so much of it resting on my shoulders anymore. Several people have really put in a lot of time and energy over the years, but truthfully, burnout happens. Priorities change. People need a break and need new people to make things happen. If you'd like to take on the challenge of keeping this amazing group going, please contact me directly and tell me what you'd like to do and how you see things moving forward. I'm open to any and all ideas. Thanks, and happy trails! JuliAnne

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