|President Chris Stairs Thanks the Volunteers of Jericho|
| OUR DEBT OF GRATITUDE…
o Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss
o You don’t have to be a talking frog to make a difference. We all have talents and gifts we can share with others. ~ Kermitt the Frog
You know, I did try. Honestly. I sat staring at this blank page for an hour trying to write something original, both witty and profound. Something appropriate to celebrate the incredible efforts of our many volunteers at JSCA. A few inspiring words to share on Volunteer Recognition Night, this Sunday, October 19, 2014. But who can top the worldly wisdom of a talking frog? Certainly not I.
Still, it’s important that we all collectively take a moment to think on and thank everything our JSCA volunteers do for us each year. Whether supporting Jericho Rescue, cleaning up the yard, supporting our major events calendar, managing its many regattas, or serving on the Board of Directors, the JSCA society would not be commemorating 40 strong years of community service if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of individual members who do what they can to make our aquatic home-on-the-water that much more special.
So the next time you see a volunteer working in the yard, or launching a Rescue vessel, be sure to say thanks. Offer them a hot coffee after a cold shift on the water. And think how you might be able to share a few more hours of your own. If time is not a currency you have in abundance, than a “fiver” in the Rescue jar (as only one example) will go a long way to keeping our Rescue Team well equipped. Every hour and every dollar makes a big difference for any not-for-profit. Ours is no exception. Hats off to our volunteers!
o The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
o I am only one, but still I AM one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do SOMETHING. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I CAN DO! ~ Hellen Keller
Chris Stairs, President
Jericho Sailing Centre Association
Racing Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner October 19
All members are invited to attend the annual JSCA Racing Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 1700H. Tickets are $10 and available in the JSCA office up until Saturday, October 18. There will be a slideshow presentation and awards bestowed upon our notable racers and volunteers. As our way of showing appreciation for our volunteers, they receive complementary tickets. If you volunteered for the JSCA in 2014 and haven’t received your invitation please contact the JSCA office.