"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." - Mark Twain
This past Friday was my last day on the board of T3WD. It was a long three years serving on the board, but I look back and see where we started and where we are now and I am amazed how much was accomplished.
When I took the group over, it was not doing well, many of the older members had moved on, and newer members had not been joining the group. This was an issue, since lack of attendance limited the quality of the workshops and demos that could be done.
Now, three years later, the group attendance is once again massive, and the group is financially sound. More people are active and willing to step up to work to keep the group going, so hopefully it will be a while before another inevitable decline.
I would have to attribute some of the success to getting the group out there more in front of people, making sure people knew there was a group in the area and when our events were taking place. The people in the group being welcoming of new people helped as well. When we got new people, most of them stayed around.
I am happy the age to join was dropped to 18 from 21. That people began to see the rules apply to everyone, irrespective of the drama that might have occurred.
I look forward to seeing where the new board takes things. I am working on other projects and spending time with my not quite 6 month old son.
"There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society." - Jacqueline Bisset
6 Sep 2012 17:53:58
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