Friday, March 2, 2012

March 3, 2012 Dinner and Art Auction for Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is an international conservation organization, founded to preserve, restore and improve habitat for ducks and all other wetland creatures. This year is the 75th Anniversary of the founding. This organization has crept into our lives for sometime now.  I was the Secretary/Treasurer for the local chapter for 16 long...........................years. Last year the were so many screw ups by the guys, that it was my last. I quit!! No more!!!! It was an absolute nightmare for me. It is a worthy cause and all..but, they need to pay someone to do my volunteer job.  The Chairman was been unable to find someone willing to do the job, therefore he decided to do it. He has found out that the easy job, as he not easy at all. I gave him all the stuff, and told him not to lose it....he did. Not my problem any more. I still quit, forever more.

Hubby has been the prize coordinator for less time, abour 12 years. He is now quitting after tomorrow's event. The group is going to disband, a small group that has been overworking the volunteers. It is time to stop. It has been a huge burden for us.  I hope the people that come to the event have money to spend....buying everything. I have been worried the last few years that we won't sell the stuff, because of the economy.

I am actually handling the caterer. It is so easy. I found a great caterer last year. I had been looking at what I was planning for last summer's wedding. Food that is incredibly good.  For years we had the worst caterer, bad, bad food. I was embarrassed to sell dinner tickets for it. Some years the food was inedible.....and nothing was ever done about it. Bad memories for me. 

All in all, I am happy about how it is turning out. This group should have quit several years ago. A long time coming....

I feel free from the incredible burden of this group. I am pursuing what is in my heart. 

1 comment:

  1. It is very sad when orgainizations overwork their volunteers. We are having that problem with the Farmer's Market. Good for you for cutting the ties, very liberating!


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