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#NVW2015 - Volunteers Share Their Talents

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:51pm

DAY FOUR of our #NVW2015 celebration! Today, we thank our volunteers for their talents. And for sharing those talents with their chapters. Whether it’s through making that all-important connection, sharing an expertise with the group, or taking the lead on issues important to the association, these volunteers help everyone succeeds.

To all those that share their talents and expertise … Thanks!

The Washington DC Metro Chapter of Appraisal Institute prides itself on being a resource for appraisers trying to navigate through an often-confusing regulatory landscape. For example, one of today’s hot-button issues is the environmental risks associated with the property appraisals. What does this all mean and how can an appraiser protect himself and his client? Thanks to board member Brian Ginter, some of this mystery will be revealed as he shares his expertise on environmental issues in commercial and residential appraisals during a FREE Webinar in May. Kudos to Brian for not only offering his knowledge, but his time as well. That’s sharing at its best.

PRSA Maryland is lucky as well because they have Sandy Arnett, APR … manager of Public Relations at Verizon Communications by day and PRSA Maryland’s PR guru by night. Sandy applies her talents to lead the chapter’s press relations and member communications efforts. Whether it’s writing a press release, using her sharp eye to edit promotional materials, or leading the social media team, Sandy is ready to jump in at a moment’s notice. Now that’s raising the bar on volunteerism!  

At the Maryland Recycling Network, there’s also a number of members that share their talents. Take member Lori Scozzafava who used her US Composting Council connections to put together a great series of organics sessions for 2015 MRN/SWANA-MA Conference coming this June. On the Legislative front, Charlie Reighart connected MRN with Delegates Steve Lafferty and Dana Stein to discuss pending legislation that would have a huge impact on the recycling industry in Maryland. And all his hard work paid off when one bill want back to the drawing board at the suggestion of MRN! Two members who didn’t hesitate to make those calls when needed.

ANEX/Columbia Idea Swap, an informal networking group connected with ASAE’s Greater Washington Network, meets monthly to share ideas and solve problems of our group of association professionals. Each month, one of us steps up to the plate to be the content leader. We provide our expertise and experience on a topic to guide a conversation. Next week on April 21st, our volunteer is Sharon Kneebone who’ll be leading the conversation on Boards Behaving Badly (you can join us – just send us an email for details or if you’re an ASAE member, click here).

When volunteers share their talents, everyone succeeds. What talents have your volunteers shared?


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