Last night I spent several hours at the high school, working with the kids from the service club that I am co-sponsoring. As one of their community service projects, the teenagers had spent the past few weeks organizing a literacy event for the students in our local elementary school. The event finally took place last night and we spent the evening doing skills-based crafts, reading stories, and playing cognitive games with kids ages 8-11. It was a pleasure to watch the teens interact with the younger kids and I was very proud of the event, considering all the hard work that the club put into it.
Today, I spent a couple of hours at a meeting of the fund-raising committee for our local Community Foundation, of which I am a member. We are planning a large event that will take place in June as well as several smaller events that will take place between now and October.
Tomorrow, I am meeting with several women from my woman’s service club to begin planning the Fun Night event that will take place during our annual District Conference, being held here in May. The last time we hosted the conference I was also in charge of the Fun Night event and it pleases me to think that I was tapped to plan it again based on the success of that event. For the record, the theme of the event in 2005 was a western gambling night, this year; I’m putting together our own version of Minute to Win It.
I enjoy working on these types of committees and I enjoy volunteering my time for organizations in whose missions I believe but; I’m really looking forward to taking a week off next week while the kids are on Spring Break.
I’m also looking forward to attending The Teenager’s last volleyball tournament this weekend, mainly because it is being held in the town of my Alma Mater and because I get to stay with my college roomie, Jules and her family. Nothing kicks off a fun spring Break like reliving past spring Breaks with an old friend.
Well, actually going on Spring Break with my old friends would be better but, a girl can’t have everything, at least, not until we all get together for our next Girl's Weekend, anyway. Speaking of which, that is an event I could really get behind planning and, lest you think that planning such an event would hardly constitute a community service, let me assure you; six-out-of-six husbands would seriously disagree because happy wives make for happy home communities.
Good thing I am all about community service.