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VANtage: December 2021

Galen Roth | Published on 12/9/2021

Greetings Members and Member Organizations,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to VAN Members and Board Members!

It’s the holiday season, and my message is short: please enjoy a well-deserved rest this Christmas, and let every day of the holiday season be filled with joy. I would like to say thank you for your continued loyalty and faith in VAN during 2021.

Although the pandemic will prevent us from meeting in person a while longer, VAN is committed to bringing you the best member service, the best workshops, and webinars possible. We will continue to highlight your interests and causes. Please continue to send us your ideas, because our members have so many perspectives for all of us to learn from!

In closing, it is well-known to all of us that volunteerism is part of our country’s social fabric, particularly during times of crisis. COVID has fundamentally changed how we can connect with and help each other, but we are happy for this network and the opportunity we have to stay
engaged. We hope that you will continue to be an active and valued member of our organization. Your participation and contribution is highly valued.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you and your family have a great holiday that is full of making safe happy memories.

Gerlinde Higginbotham
VAN President

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME AND DAY! Please fill out the waiver at the link below before the session!

VAN Professional Development Meeting

Topic: Breathwork with Andrea Kefalos
Time: Thursday, December 16th at 9 AM 
Important! Please fill out this waiver before the session:

The power of your breath (something we use every day) has uncapped potential to not just keep up alive, but to allow us to live. 
Breathwork is something very popular in the worlds of yoga and meditation, but it is also used with elite athletes, corporate executives, and even coaches to help them deepen their passion, their skills, and their performance.
There are many different styles of breathwork techniques. Use is a combination of preference and desired outcome for individuals. The primary style of breathwork in my practice is called HypnoBreathwork.

Join Zoom Meeting on Thursday, December 16th at 9 AM 
See your VANtage newsletter for Zoom information.

December's date has been changed back to Thursday. We will make an effort to have some more meetings on days other than Thursday in 2022. Stay tuned for the 2022 calendar!

We are accepting applications for new board members for 2022! You'll notice that many positions are co-chairs, which means you'll have help! Open positions that will need to be filled are
Professional Development Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Public Relations/Secretary Co-Chair
Web Coordinator

Please email your resume to President Gerlinde Higginbotham,


Our website is now listing job postings in central Ohio! If you're a VAN Central Ohio member looking for a position working with volunteers, you can click here to access the page. There are many local openings including positions at Pelotonia, Lifecare Alliance, Ohio Wesleyan University, and MORE! Postings are updated throughout the month, so log in and check back often!

Is your organization looking for volunteer administration? Contact us so we can get the word out!