Would you like to help us plan and promote volunteer and charity projects for the club? One thing that we really believe in is giving back to the community. Having more than 2,000 members from TerraMar gives us a nice base of people to draw from.
So, we are establishing an official Volunteer Board to help direct our charitable and volounteer efforts. Our little group has grown so much that I am unable to handle this on my own. So, for all of you who are interested, please come out to our organizational meeting.
I am very excited about the number of people who have expressed interest in helping out on our volunteer board. With how much the club has grown, it takes up so much of my time now that I have to cordon off blocks of each day that are "no TerraMar" blocks so I can actually spend time on my day job which allows me to actually do such trivial things as eat and pay rent.
Here is my vision for the Board. When we started we had two goals and I would like your help to keep them going and improve them:
1. To hold three hands on community projects in 2011 (maybe six in 2012!). These events in the past have been things like volunteering at Philabundence, the Earth Day clean ups, a hike we ran to raise money for charity, and the fundraising activities we did with our Broad Street Run Team.
2. When we do not have a hands on project, I would like to have a at least three social projects/events by organizing a group of our people to go to another event that raises money for charity. For example, we could support the zookeepers Bowling for Rhinos event or the Philadelphia Rodeo. The emphasis here should be on environmental/children's/poverty charities or on events that are adventure themed like the rodeo. The danger here might come from having members ask that we support their event and trying to choose between which ones to support. So, we need to have a clear policy to fall back on.
This event will likely be at my apartment. So, I am not posting the address on the internet. I will send it to all registrants. If you cannot make it at this time, just email me and I will catch you up on what happens.
This event is being sponsored by Scott Naturals Tube Free Toilet Paper. One member will leave the meeting with a Scott Gift Bag. Yes, free toilet paper. Has any other club ever offered you that?