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BEHIND THE SCENES
First, let me introduce myself. I am Bill’s wife Dee Koski. Everyone seems to know who Bill is but you might not know who I am. I don’t always attend the meetings and you won’t see me on Wednesday nights or weekends working out at the showgrounds. During the show you will find me working at the spectator gate, but during the rest of the year most of my work for the club is done behind the scenes.
For the past few years, I have helped Harriett Romain with the paper work involved with Education Days. In working with Harriett, I’ve come to realize that her job entails year-round, behind the scenes work that most people are not aware of. This year will also be my 3rd year of spending several weeks helping Bill and Frank Young proofread and edit the show book before it goes to print. I doubt many people are aware of how many hours those two guys put in behind the scenes getting that book ready each year.
Why do I bring this up and why am I out here writing on the weekly feature page? Well, there are 2 reasons:
First, I recently volunteered for a new behind the scenes job in helping Frank with the MMOGTA website. In the month that I have been working with Frank, I have learned that there is a lot more involved in keeping the website updated than most people realize. I also did not know when I volunteered that once in a while I would be asked to write an article for this page. I’m not sure this fits into my “behind the scenes” work ethic, but I am always up for a challenge and am already looking forward to my next article.
Second, it doesn’t sit well with me when I hear a club member complain about another club member not doing their fair share for the club. I believe it is important for members to realize that there is a lot of work in this organization that goes on behind the scenes and also, many of the tasks that people do for the club are much more involved than what meets the eye. So I just ask that people stop and think for a moment…are you sure that person is not doing enough for the club or are you just not aware of what they are doing or how much work is involved in what they do?
Also, for anyone who would like to be more involved but feel you live too far away or cannot devote enough time, please contact one of the board members or committee chairs to see if there is anything you might be able to do from your home. I’m sure there are many such tasks out there that someone could use a hand with.
I, for one, enjoy being able to pick and choose what tasks I do for the club while working behind the scenes in front of my computer all warm and cozy at home.
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