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VANtage: March 2020

Galen Roth | Published on 3/6/2020

Hello Intrepid People Seekers,

Nothing adds flair to the lives of volunteer engagement professionals like a pandemic!  I hope this missive finds you all hale and hearty and prepared to pull out all the magic you have on hand to get the job done through this trying and scary time.  

The work our volunteers accomplish is of great importance to the region.  We have a real challenge on our hands - how do we do our best to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers while still providing the critical services our community needs?  What is the best way to balance our responsibility to all parties?  I wish I had quick and easy answers to impart, but this is a complex issue.  Thankfully, there will be many brave individuals ready to stand up and fill in for those who cannot.  Humans are pretty awesome when the chips are down.  I sincerely hope that each of you have tremendous success with the plans and solutions you're implementing within your organizations.  

And now, since I've penned an uncharacteriscally sombre message, I feel compelled to make up for it by introducing Felicia.  Hi Felicia!

You can find out who this adorable ferret is and why she's seen exiting a vacuum pipe by reading this delightful article:  Why Physicists Tried to Put a Ferret in a Particle Accelerator

My work here is done.

Elizabeth Garrabrant, CVA
VAN Central Ohio President


NOTICE:   While this meeting is still scheduled to occur next week, we are keeping an eye on the pandemic situation and will keep you posted in the event of a cancellation.

March Meeting:  How we appreciate our volunteers - round table discussion.
Bring your ideas, samples, and excitement as we dive deep into recognition and appreciation.

Thursday, March 19, 2020     
8:30am- 10:30am 

Habitat for Humanity
6665 Bush Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229


*If you are not a member, the cost to attend a monthly meeting is $20. 

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Leslie Poole, executive director of PetFBI –
Janet Cooper, current board member