I have been volunteering for a two hour stint at one of the welcoming sites for most of the 14 years of my retirement. It is one of my most rewarding and enjoyable volunteering opportunities. I also enjoy injecting a little humor into an enthusiastic welcome. We had an ideal day of sunny skies and comfortable temperatures and through the leadership of Professors DeBoer and Pardee, the procedures worked well and we had one of the smoothest moving in days I can remember. We are a constant quality improvement group and each year we try to implement new wrinkles to enhance the process.
I hope my male colleagues aren't offended by the geezer designation. And the surely the ladies should be identified as "gazelles". See part of the Pleasant Grove crew below.
|Left to Right: Cindy Noble, Bill Pardee, Mary Ellen Cummings, Herb Voelcker, Tob DeBoer