This week is National Volunteer Week. Now you may be wondering what this has to do with Agriculture, but there are so many activities that take Volunteers to run. Just think of all the work that is done in your area by Volunteers. When our girls were showing we were often on the working committee or would just lend a hand on the day of the actual event. Recently Rob has served as the President of the Alberta Simmental Association and I am helping with our local Agriculture Society's Livestock Show. Volunteering has always been in our family. Crystal and Stacy were both on the Executive of the Jr. Simmental Board and Stacy served as the National President. They took part in 4-H through all levels. There is always a need for a Volunteer, whether it is for an hour at an event or playing a larger role, all Volunteers are appreciated. Maybe one of these organizations in your area could benfit from a few hours of your time
Ag Service Boards
Beef Producers - Agriculture Advocates
If you know a Volunteer in your area, make sure that you thank them this week. By the efforts they put into their organization they are helping to keep the Agriculture world active. Here is a poem to salute them.
Ode To A Volunteer
Many will be shocked to find
When the day of judgement nears
That there's a special place in
Heaven set aside for volunteers.
Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools
Where there's no committee chair
No group leaders or carpools.
Telephone lists will be outlawed
But a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners,
And rare treats fit for a king.
Who'll serve the privileged few
And work for all they're worth?
Why, those who reaped benefits
And not once volunteered on earth.
Here are a few of the Agriculture Associations that we have Volunteered
4-H - Local, District, Regional and Provincial Committees
Breton & Drayton Valley Ag Society's
Young Canadian Simmental Program
Alberta Simmental Association
Canadian Simmental Association - Foundation Auction