We all wear so many hats on a daily basis. We are business professionals, parents, community leaders, caregivers, sports enthusiasts and yes members of the EWGA. There are over 1400 members who volunteer their time to EWGA activities across the association annually.
As the leader of the Association Headquarters team, I tip my hat and extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you. Your passion for the organization is commendable. You see, the EWGA has been in existence for over 22 years because of volunteers who work tirelessly at the community level to make your experience in this organization great.
So as we salute our volunteers this week, ask yourself, how can I help. Can I donate an hour or two of my time to help my chapter? Could I offer to assist with registration at an upcoming event? Think about what type of help your chapter might need in the next few weeks in recruiting new members.
Members love sharing their stories about what belonging to EWGA has done for them and their lives. What impact has the EWGA had on yours?
Please tell us!
In just a few short weeks, we will be recognizing a long time volunteer of our organization with EWGAs highest award, The Nancy Oliver Founders Award, at the Empower ’13 Conference in Hilton Head.
In fact, this years’ honoree was one of the original 28 women who attended the very first golf clinic in West Palm Beach. Her name is Penny Hulbert Larsen.
Since 1991, Penny has held numerous volunteer leadership roles with the association starting at the chapter level, the regional level and then on the Association Board of Directors including Treasurer, and President of the Board. She has represented EWGA at national golf industry events and continues to be a great ambassador for EWGA.
There are so many women doing extraordinary things for this wonderful organization. Lisa Lifer, Janet Mallon, Janis Luce, Dori Smith, Maggi Braun and Diana Gats are all award finalists this year for their long term volunteer service. Congratulations Ladies!
So this week, think about what your interests are and how you might be able to give back by volunteering. You can make a difference in someone elses’ life or you just may meet someone who will make a difference in yours!
Let’s celebrate National Volunteer Week by thanking those that are giving back on so many levels!