[amsat-bb] Re: Volunteering

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Thu Sep 10 08:11:37 PDT 2009

Then there's the geographical issue.
I'm not going to volunteer if I can't get there to do it.

Glen Zook wrote:
> I thought long and hard before replying to you.  Unfortunately, it is the fault of the organization when the systems do not work.  On purpose?  Of course not.  But, it still is within the control of the organization and therefore it definitely is the fault of the organization.
> There is a "Catch 22".  There is a need for volunteers but the prime method of volunteering is not available.  Why?  Because there are not enough volunteers to "fix" the method of volunteering.
> Yes, there are other ways of eventually having someone's volunteering to help being recognized.  However, most individuals are not going to go through a trial and error means of finding the "correct" means of offering their services.  Frankly, this is just not going to happen.
> I have submitted an article for publication in The AMSAT Journal on this very problem.  Hopefully it will be published in the next edition and, again, hopefully it will help alleviate, at least in some small way, the problems that presently exist.
> Glen, K9STH
> AMSAT 239 / LM 463

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