To: "INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Volunteerism's rewards?
From: Peter Higgins <JillHiggins(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 23:50:11 -0400
I'm a fan of yours, but I'm baffled. Let me get this straight.
I tell a horror story about 6 years work of a fine committee of qualified
persons poured down the drain as a result of ego, politics, and ignorance.
A tale so bad that it has induced a hard core volunteer to give up in total
And you interpret this as support for a clarion call to the rest of the
membership to immediately volunteer for more?
Gee, maybe we should ensure everybody gets in on it. Let's place the
Come One! Come All!
Join Up Now!
Work your proverbial backsides off for several years. No pay. Rotten hours.
Watch the whole effort be p----d away by a bunch of other persons with no
experience at all in the field, (after they told you they approved of it)
And, as a special added bonus! - See your carefully built reputation
publically impugned in the ICSC/ICBO Building Standards for all to see!
Why, SEAOC had better brace itself for a stampede. What more could anyone
To use the vernacular: Whatever it is you're smoking must be good stuff.
No offense intended. This is an attempt at humor, abeit strictly of the
Peter S. Higgins, SE