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Jan 19, 2017

One of my roles at the Volunteer Center involves rummaging through hundreds of pictures from our events to find the best shots for social media and our other communications pieces like this newsletter. I don't always get to be out at the service projects, so it was a pleasant surprise when I came across these pictures of our Past Board President Brian Borthwick and our Board Treasurer Jon Weddige volunteering with their for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. These pictures may not immediately say as much to you, but for me, they tell the story of great leaders who believe in the Volunteer Center and are incredibly committed to our purpose.


We don't demand our board members take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer or attend an event, but when they do it speaks volumes. It tells the story of incredible men and women who are committed to developing a culture of service, to advancing the next generation of leaders, and to building strong collaborative partnerships.

This Friday, our board will meet for the first time in 2017. We will be introducing some new board members and welcoming back those who have been on our board for one or more years. It is an opportunity to say "welcome" and "thank you" to those committed to leading and setting the direction for the Volunteer Center, and I'd like to invite you to join us in saying "thank you" to them, as well. Thank you to Brian and our other board members who came out to serve on Monday. Thank you to our board members who routinely set aside time once a month to attend meetings. Thank you to our board members who faithfully champion the Volunteer Center, getting involved in our programs and inviting their family and friends along.

You are our superheroes!

With gratitude,



Take the Opportunity, Lead in 2017

The Volunteer Center offers a number of opportunities to develop your leadership skills, your team's performance, and the overall effectiveness of your organization or business. Check out one of our yearlong leadership programs - Emerging Leaders, High Performing Teams, or Volunteer Manager Leaders - or sign-up for one of our workshops ranging in topics from social media to hiring to building trust in teams.

Find out more about our 2017 Transformative Leadership offerings on our website or contact Sabine Wohlschlag at


Basic Social Media Workshop

New to using social media to promote your business or organization? Let us help you get started. Amanda McAfee, the Volunteer Center's Annual Giving & Communications Manager, will walk you through the steps of creating a successful strategy and understanding the basics of the major social media platforms. If you're just getting started or are new to managing social media, this workshop is designed for you.

When: February 16th from 2:30-4:30 pm

Where: VCL Conference Room, 1706 23rd Street

Cost: $65 (Agency Partner Rate, $50)

Register on our website or contact Sabine Wohlschlag at for more information.


Upcoming Events

For more information about these events or to find out how you can invest in the Volunteer Center, please contact Amanda McAfee at (806) 747-0551 or email