Misconceptions & Misnomers of Volunteering – Pt 2

In this series over the next few weeks, we will take a look at our wonderful KASFAA volunteers from across the committees. We will reveal their misconceptions and then what changed their minds.

There’s no better place to start than with our president …

Name: Darcy Johnson

School/Business: ESU

Years volunteering: 8 or 9

Position(s) held/hold: Member on Awards, Co-Chair of Awards, Chair of Awards, Member on Conference Planning, Member on Outreach Training (two years in a row), Vice-President, President-Elect, President (and we can add 3 upcoming years to my years volunteering because I’ll have Past President, and then two years on Association Governance after that)

There was a year or two break between chairing Awards (no longer a separate committee) and volunteering on Conference Planning. A couple of those years I might have served on more than one committee…it all sorts of runs together. I stopped volunteering because I got a little burnt out and just needed to step away. That is one of the reasons that the board decided a few years back to limit people to one committee at a time. I decided to step back in to volunteering because I missed being involved with my KASFAA friends. The last few years, I volunteered because people asked me to run for office, and, I’ll be honest, it felt good to have someone say, “here’s why you would make a good president” when I doubted if I was ready to run for that role (I still opted to run for VP that year instead).

We would love for you to participate in this series with us. If you did not receive an email from us about your misconceptions, feel free to leave a comment. Don’t forget to also include what changed your mind.

Along with this series we are including a call to volunteer. If something changes your mind or you find you relate to one of these stories feel free to head over to kasfaa.org/volunteer and complete our volunteer form. There are still plenty of spots open throughout our committees.

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