[amsat-bb] FW: Re: AMSAT needs volunteers ???
orbitjet at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 8 19:35:07 PDT 2013
From: orbitjet at hotmail.com
To: apbiddle at mailaps.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT needs volunteers ???
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 21:34:27 -0500
No, but placing volunteers successfully is very similar when we are talking about technical rather
than non-specialized social service,"
but not dissimilar to specialized non technical task.
But it doesnt matter...volunteer organizations usually become exactly what
the "volunteer" BOD wants them to be and Amsat NA will remain how
it is as long as the current BOD remains...and that will only change
when the membership demands it. Amsat NA has morphed into a "NASA"
sort of organization.
Sorry for the autofill on non sequitur
I should have checked in more detail...was trying to finish a report on the 767 I am ferrying a week from now to S2 land. I am going to get to see another AMSAT close up and it will be interesting to observe the differences. 73's RGO
rom: wa4sca at gmail.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 12:27:08 -0500
> CC: APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT needs volunteers ???
> >>Volunteering for AMSAT ...
> No, but placing volunteers successfully is very similar when we are talking about technical rather
> than non-specialized social service, which is the point I was addressing. An important distinction,
> not a "non inquisitor" sentence. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: R Oler [mailto:orbitjet at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:51 AM
> To: APBIDDLE at MAILAPS.ORG; 'Tom Lubbers K8TL'; Amsat BB
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT needs volunteers ???
> This in many ways mirrors
> corporate and educational hiring."
> A non inquisitor sentence
> Volunteering for AMSAT (or the Boy Scouts or insert volunteer group here)
> is not "hiring" and it certainly is not corporate or educational
> Robert WB5MZO
> > From: wa4sca at gmail.com
> > To: k8tl at earthlink.net; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:47:45 -0500
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT needs volunteers ???
> > Tom,
> > It IS true that AMSAT is always looking for volunteers. And we have an amazing number working on
> > projects ranging from Fox to the day to day operations. However messily, the recruiting process
> > works. However, in most cases it comes from someone with a specific skill, contacting a specific
> > individual, about a specific project. In other cases, the person needing help contacts someone who
> > they know who is a good fit, or based on a trusted recommendation. This in many ways mirrors
> > corporate and educational hiring.
> > What you are talking about are the generic "I want to work for AMSAT, what can I do?" volunteers. As
> > has been said, those reading the applications are also volunteers who pass them on to other
> > who may or may not respond. There have been times when the press of other projects, or personal
> > health matters, have caused the applications to fall through the cracks. Also, as Gould has
> > the idea of working for AMSAT is often more appealing than actually working for AMSAT. This is no
> > reflection on your son or anyone else, but it does tend to encourage the use of people with proven
> > skills and record over "walk ins."
> > As another respondent has said, ITAR is a complete roadblock for non-US citizens for most areas. As
> > result of the NDAA changes, the first draft regulations are appearing. We have volunteers plowing
> > through the extensive documents, most of which seem to be written in a foreign language. However, we
> > have expectations that the current ban will be lifted in the foreseeable future, or at least made
> > reasonable. The primary benefit will be working with our colleagues in other national AMSATs, but it
> > will also open up our own ability to accept foreign volunteers.
> > All that having been said, I am working on getting the AMSAT generic recruitment running a bit more
> > effectively. This will include a more targeted approach for those expressing interest, and at least
> > some sort of reply. Of course, I am also just a volunteer. :)
> > 73s,
> > Alan
> > WA4SCA
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