Monthly Archives: June 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 188 – Volunteer Fatigue

Read to my kids tonight. Also, went a bit above and beyond in my new role as VP of Education for my Toastmasters club. Spent some time contacting members who hadn’t gotten on the schedule for July, and worked to … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 187 – Free Rice

Played Freerice and earned some rice to help feed someone.  http://freerice.com/ is an interesting idea. Through the website run by the United Nations World Food Program, they promote education and help feed people. It encourages education by letting you play some … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 186 – Passing The Torch

Spent two hours with a volunteer from my daughter’s elementary school transitioning the PTC website to her. All things have beginnings and endings. Tonight, after four years of maintaining the McKay Elementary PTC website, I passed the baton to another … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 185 – Evaluations And How They Affect Volunteers

Volunteered to give a speech about evaluations, as well as an evaluation for another Toastmasters club tonight,  Wrip City Toastmasters.  Evaluation has been called the crux of Toastmasters. It is the process whereby a member gives honest, positive and specific … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 184 – Half Way

Helped my neighbor with some home repairs. Also, read to my kids. Today, June 26th, is the unofficial half way point of my year long challenge which started on December 26th, 2010. But celebrating does not feel right. Instead, I … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 183 – Giving Gardens

Volunteered as a family at one of the Beaverton Giving Gardens with the Tualatin Valley Gleaners.  Today was fun! The family spent three hours digging, preparing beds, and planting in one of Beaverton’s community gardens. Everyone worked hard, and although … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 182 – Plastic Bags

At the grocery store, used a reusable bag instead of getting a new plastic bag. Also, collected every unused plastic bag in our house, 45, and created the picture below more or less out of curiosity.   A few thoughts … Continue reading

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