Monthly Archives: July 2016

Happy to be the Volunteer in Chief!

By |2016-07-13T14:02:18-04:00July 13th, 2016|

by David Herron Volunteer-in-chief (and board president) YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc.   Every time I meet someone from the YMCA and they learn that I am a volunteer, they say, “Thank you for volunteering.” And every time I hear that, it strikes me as an odd thing to say. The truth of the matter is that I think I should be thanking them for the opportunity to be a YMCA volunteer.   Being a volunteer at Camp Ockanickon means to me that I can have a positive impact on the lives of the boys and girls that attend camp and [...]

Rotary coin toss benefits good programs at Ocky!

By |2016-07-06T14:08:06-04:00July 6th, 2016|

This Rotarian had a change of heart about dreaded ‘coin toss’ fundraisers. (by Susan Miller) It’s a familiar sight, especially on pleasant weather weekends: orange vest-clad do-gooders, standing at intersections, holding out buckets near signs that announce they’re collecting spare change for one good cause or another. As a driver, I would often cringe at the approach to such a scene. What are they collecting for now? This is dangerous, it’s holding up traffic - and, darn it, I feel pressure to kick in! And so it was that I found myself in the very position of collector on a [...]

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