Florida Frank wrote:Not pretending to understand the intracies of the Highpointers Club, as I just recently joined. My experience with relatively small volunteer organizations is that many of them have the same even smaller core of faithful volunteers performing key roles for a very long period of time because no one else will do it. I'm relatively sure they would gladly accept your offer of help with the website....though I wouldn't recommend you start by criticizing the "k"s.
ps - One thing I think the Highpointers do right is a pretty darn impressive newsletter...lots of detailed information when it does come out. I am sure they consider that a benefit of membership and therefore don't freely distribute on the web.
I agree with you Frank. I'm on the Board of the Chicago Mountaineering Club (~200 members) and most members probably don't realize how much time I and the other Board members vounteer. I'm sure it's the same for the HPers Klub. It's not like we are paid and it's not like we have a staff to help us with the myriad of things that need to be done. It does irk me when Board members fail to do what is required of them; they should not take the position if they can't fulfill their obligations. However, the expectations placed on a volunteer Board must be reasonable.
That said, I do agree that their website could use some improvement. I'm sure they would be grateful for any offers of help. You may not need to be on the Board to help the Klub, which is a great way to focus your efforts without being burdened with the mutiple other responsibilities that Board members have (like attending all the Board meetings, for one thing.)