President’s Corner – Spring into Community Service

March 2020


Community Service is defined as work done by a person or group of people that benefits others. It is often done near the area where you live, so your own community reaps the benefits of your work.  Benefits include having the opportunity to help others, gaining hands-on experience, learning about different careers or applying skills obtained in your career towards a need, personal growth, gaining new friends,achieving a sense of satisfaction, and having fun.  The Fort Worth Chapter is organizing two such community service events over the course of the spring that chapter members have the opportunity to participate in as volunteers.
First, on April 17th and 18th , we will be participating in the local Special Olympics Games track and field meet at Burleson High School’s Elk Stadium, located at 100 Elk Dr, Burleson, TX 76028.  To participate, go to the Volunteer Resource Management System and apply for position number 27146.  Kathy Harvel will contact you to schedule you for one of the days. Duties will include helping on the track to get athletes to the track in their assigned racing group.  For those who don’t wish to be in the sun, there are other roles indoors or under shade.

Next, back for their fourth outing, the volunteer team led by Paula Sleven will be preparing lunch for residents of the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth on Sunday, May 24th.  This has been such a fun and successful event, the team has repeated their performance three times – each time with some repeat volunteers, and some new team members.  The residents are very appreciative of home cooking after a long day at local hospitals with their family members, and of course we run the entire event like a project – from planning the menu (scope of work), developing the menus (requirements), materials (grocery shopping lists), schedules and work assignments!  What else would you expect from a group of “seasoned” project managers. To participate in this event go to the Volunteer Resource Management System and apply for either the planning team with position number 27541or the Prep & Serve team with position number 27542.

So, if you have a heart for community service, but don’t know how to get started, here are two great opportunites to participate with friends and colleages from our chapter.  Come on out and have some fun for a good cause this spring.  You might even score one of the T-shirts with the cool new chapter logo!
See you at a chapter event…