March 6, 2012
This past fall, I took over the neighbourhood community league newsletter as a local-volunteer opportunity. So far it's been a learning curve! Laying things out, getting acquainted with various contacts, invoicing for ads, printing, etc. Though they're not perfect, I'm happy to be part of the communications team for Belgravia Community League!
Usually after I pick up our print job, I drop off my boxes at the sweet sweet lady 2 blocks away, and she sorts and distributes the newsletter for our various circulation volunteers. This month she is away on vacation so I am distribution lady too!
I make my deliveries by bike.
I had to come home a few times to re-load, but it was still better than trying to drive around reading addresses on houses.
Brought Dougal along so he could get some exercise too.
He was a nice little delivery companion.
Community leagues are so vital to a neighbourhood, they really provide a support network for facing challenges (for us, it has been recent parking issues with the opening of the LRT station near our place, and Belgravia's proximity to the University hospital and campus). Also, the community league is the entity that organizes events that connect us to our neighbours.
And it's all run by volunteers!
So here's to strong community leagues - get involved in yours so the fine people on the board don't get burnt out and eventually have to quit. Everybody has more fun and lasts longer when the work is divided among many.