Judith Brunk, president of the Frazier Park Friends of the Library, did an excellent job of recruiting talented new board members for 2014. By mid-December 2013 the FOL board included Joy LeBaron, vice president; Bill Hopper, treasurer; Bethel Billesbach, membership chair; Cliff Brunk, secretary/newsletter with board members Pat Wulffen, Eric and Nicole Rand, Dennis Penna, Mel and Kathy Weinstein. [photo by Patric Hedlund]
Critical volunteer board positions opening up
This mountain runs on a very rare and precious fuel: Volunteer Power.
We are mountain people, and that means we are all called upon to do a little something extra, to step up and volunteer in our schools and on community boards so that the quality of life here is sustained.
Our rural tradition, from barn-raisings to hoedowns, is to volunteer. Volunteer boards keep alive the excellence of our museum, water flowing from our taps and education coming to our children. Volunteers help sustain the vitality of commercial services through the Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce and our arts through local theater and graphic arts groups.
With the real estate implosion over the last five years, we saw old friends move away. Now, as the economy begins to recover, many new residents have recently arrived. Most come from cities that collect taxes so employees can keep the wheels of daily life turning.
This is a different kind of place. This area is unincorporated. We are a boot-strapping, independent breed who know how to join together to get things done.
At this moment we have wonderful board members whose terms have come to an end. New leadership needs to be recruited.
Please look in the mirror. You may be what is needed.
Help keep this the community that you love. Lend a hand. Consider volunteering for a local board. Here are some which are currently recruiting:
The Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce
The Ridge Route Communities Museum and Historical Society
Lake of the Woods Mutual Water Company 661-245-1448
Lebec County Water Company
The TriCounty Watchdogs
This is part of the January 3, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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