[volunteers] [svlug] SVLUG server - any ideas? (fwd)

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 16:47:19 PST 2007

Scott - clarification is easy if you note the difference between a volunteer
_choosing_ to volunteer, but putting conditional terms on their assistance,
and an officer _choosing_ to pass on accepting help from someone
who's not willing to help sans conditional terms of "approving" what's
going on with other volunteer's projects.

Hope that was clear enough... I can try again if needed.

And, Lisa... I'm SO sorry... I've _never_ intended to aim you way;
others keep bringing your name into the equation, and I'm left with
little but the fact that we've not coordinated well between the two of
us, regarding all of this - my fault as much as yours, as a defence.

I've failed to keep some of you apprised of everything that's going on -
and I'm sorry if that's caused any wasted efforts - I hope it hasn't, and
I'll do my best to ensure that what you've been working toward will
succeed.  Concurrently, I'll help ensure a number of other volunteer
projects similarly succeed, to the best of my abilities.

Running this LUG's like herding cats... but it's rewarding when we're
able to change things on this planet, so I'll stay the course.  Hope you're
still on board, at least somewhat.

On Dec 13, 2007 4:34 PM, Scott Hess <scott at doubleu.com> wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2007 4:00 PM, Paul Reiber <reiber at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Same difference.  If I can't count on your help, you're not a "volunteer".
> On Dec 13, 2007 11:10 AM, Paul Reiber <reiber at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Volunteer Rule #2: Don't expect other volunteers - even volunteer officers - to
> > do things _your_ way as a condition of your volunteering.  No strings
> > attachable,
> > so to speak.  Part of helping is trusting that OTHERS are helping too, without
> > having to look over their shoulders and agree or disagree.
> Could one of you please clarify your position?
> Thanks,
> scott

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