Last night, marked my 37th monthly board meeting with the Advertising Federation of Minnesota, affliction with the American Advertising Federation. OK, not sure the exact count but has to be close to that!
To mix-it-up, I volunteered to create some sort of Holiday cheer game. I ended up wrapping over a dozen gifts to celebrate with my fellow board members and friends. The expressions on some of their faces while opening a Slinky, glitter nail filer, tic-tact-toe Cocktail napkins etc was great! Yes, hats and mitten including a Twins scarf had to be worn to open the gifts around the circle as it became this mad-dash game!
I sent this one-sheet to the board with a quick note this morning.
I truly have learned so much, and grown-up since first moving to the cities and volunteering with the Ad2 membership committee, then quickly planning events for almost 3 years. Becoming Ad2 President with little expectations or direction on what to do has truly changed the way I work with volunteers and people in general. Implementing process is key. People want it, and they thrive and act better among it. Finding volunteers that have a passion to give back a little to their community, want to learn and frankly network and be surrounded by other talented people can be challenging. People must want to do something and not feel like they have to do something and their performance shows that.
Looking ahead there are lots of crazy, awesome things happening in Ad2 in twenty-twelve and I am excited to share them with you! Stay close to the online calendar and remember that you will never get anything unless you pay it forward.
Enjoy the season and #shoutout to my friends and volunteers that have been working so hard and continue to surprise me with their excellent ideas and kindness.
your Ad2 President