Season of Giving
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
By Jason York, EZ Window Cleaning
As December rolls in, we are constantly reminded that it is the season of giving. In the spirit of the season…I make the same request. Do you feel benevolent? Do you have the desire to serve your fellow window cleaner? Our association is based on the premise that a few give to many. Every year…ironically during the same time of year, we look for those “few” that want to help serve our membership.
At the annual convention in February, we will swear in our new officers and board members. As they get sworn in, we need to look forward to the following year as the cycle continues. During 2016, the board needs member at large volunteers to assist in doing some of the committee work that keeps our association moving forward and providing us all the benefits that we need to grow and develop our window cleaning businesses.
Being a committee volunteer helps to bring new ideas and also help in the workload of the board. In addition, it gives a better perspective to the interworking’s of the IWCA and its board. Typically, it is the first step in becoming a board member or even an officer in our association. The expectation of committee volunteers is to attend and participate a few conference calls a year. There is no travel or out of pocket costs. The ability to work well with others and bring new ideas to the table are the only real requirements.
Should that experience, be a positive one…then you may want to give more and move on to being an IWCA Director on the board. That is where the real giving begins! Trust me, it is worth it based on my personal experience. To quote a past president of the IWCA; “we need your time, talent, & treasury”. As a leader in our association, you will grow as you lead, be exposed to other leaders, and learn more about our industry than you ever thought possible. Most importantly, give back to those in our industry that are in need of your guidance and assistance.
So, are you in the giving spirit? If so, contact IWCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to contact Jason York at email@example.com, and we will happily discuss things further with you.