Posted by Kathryn Lagden, AIMS Canada...
If you've been to an AIMS event in the last few months you've probably heard me talk about our volunteers and seen the powerpoint slide I use to show everyone who helps out. A good chunk of those folks descended on Montana's last night to enjoy a drink, some nibbles, and mingle with the other volunteers at our first AIMS volunteer appreciation get-together.
In addition to the board we have 7 different councils and committees helping out at AIMS. Of course everyone gets to know the others in their own group but last night we threw all the committees together for a big volunteer mash-up. The result was a lot of fun and some great conversations.
Thanks again to all our volunteers who do such great work for AIMS and the community!
Speaking of community - The most recent episode of Mitch Joel's '6 Pixels of Separation' podcast includes a segment titled '6 ways to get more involved in your local marketing community'. It's a great listen and one of his 'points' talks about volunteering.
If you're thinking of getting involved (or perhaps find inspiration after listening to Mitch's podcast) please give me a call or drop me an email. We'd love to have you and I think you'll find that besides doing some great work we have a lot of fun!
Just a few of the people who volunteer...
- Katie Dolgin (IQ Partners), Rebecca Muller (Publicis Dialog)
- Lynn Shannon (Rogers), Mirabel Palmer-Elliott (Rogers), Leesa Butler (Divine Lab)
- Chris Adams (Hot Banana), Paul Oude-Reimerink (WebTrends), Peder Enhorning (Unilytics)
- Sara Scurfield (Advantex), Michelle Tampoya (Scotiabank), Cecilia Jy (Retail Council of Canada)