To the Editor:
As a newly elected member of New Marlborough’s Finance Committee, I am looking forward to helping assist the many volunteers and staff who manage operations of our wonderful town and I want to thank everyone for their support.
It was with interest I attended my first meeting last week, sitting at the table with the committee instead of in the audience. At the end of the meeting, I listened to a discussion about the need for more volunteers from our town to fill seats on the Finance Committee and our Planning Board.
Volunteering is a commitment to take time out of our daily lives, share our talents in areas we feel passionate about and support ideas in which we believe. Volunteering is an opportunity to help others and to help make change. It was Margaret Mead, the anthropologist and author, who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
In this era of political upheaval and a world that sometimes feels a bit out of our control, I urge all residents to review opportunities to volunteer in town where you can make a difference and then reach out to Town Committees letting them know you’re ready to be a part of that group of thoughtful, committed citizens. I look forward to meeting you at the table.