This is the time of year that I have come to recognize as the point where HOBY stress really starts to set in. The worrying increases, the fatigue begins and the patience wears thin. This also happens to be National Volunteer Appreciation Week which is a great time to recognize my amazing planning team.
- I am very excited to see the Program that Jessica Stockton and Claire Andrefsky have put together. I have seen the drafts and it is shaping up to be filled with some new, some favorites and some oldies but goodies.
- Tom Stockton has put together a great team of facilitators. We have two different trainings coming up at the end of the month and I am eager to meet all of our outstanding volunteers!
- Karen Hunziker is new to HOBY and bravely took on the task of Recruitment and Registration. Along with a team of recruitment volunteers (big thanks to Michelle Wong, Adrienne Bousquet and Vivian Lautenslager), Karen is learning the ropes and ensuring that all of our student ambassadors are ready to go by June!
- In her second year as Alumni Advisor Sandra Turnbull has proven herself to be an outstanding TA Mama! Our outstanding 2011 Team Alumni have already raised close to $800 to contribute to the seminar. Want to help them, reach out to a TA and offer to join them fundraising!
- Our Director of Facilities, Mark Olds is a 2010 Alumni Parent and HOBY WA Board Member. He has built a great relationship with Cornish College of the Arts, our venue for the 2011, and we look forward to mixing it up a little with this new location. Mark also attended HOBY’s Training Institute with me last August where we had the opportunity to meet outstanding HOBY volunteers from across the country.
- I have to note the outstanding work that Jordan Mueller is doing from Eastern Washington. For those of you familiar with the HOBY Bus, you know it is no small task. Jordan has bravely agreed to be our Bus Man as well as my trusty right hand at the seminar.
- Last, but certainly not least, Jacquie Lonning. Jacquie, along with our outstanding regional director, Kim, have been working hard to make the Oregon side of our seminar run smoothly. They will accompany 35 Oregon ambassadors on the bus ride to join us in Seattle this year. HOBY WAOR has become a reality and I think I can safely say that we are both very excited to see this through.
This list is only the beginning of the outstanding team that will lead us through the seminar this year. I want to add a big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far and everyone who will through the seminar weekend. To the people on this list, thank you for your support up until this point and hang in there, the emails will stop on June 2nd.
THANK YOU to all of the incredible volunteers out there! Make sure to thank a volunteer in your life this week!