Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I need advice...

Sorry for the absence, I've been on vacation. I didn't go anywhere, but I get incredibly lazy. ;-)

I need some advice.

I've been very involved in Girl Scouts for many years. I've had my own troop for 5 years and helped with a troop for 2 years before that. I'm also active in our service unit and act as the communicator, which means that I run the facebook group, forward all important informatoion to leaders and attend the Leader's meetings and take the minutes and email them out.

I missed the first leaders meeting of the year, because I was on vacation and I forget that the world is still moving when I'm on vacation. Oops. They voted to have the leader's meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. J, who is the community registrar, and a leader, knows full well that I meet on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month, but never suggested that it would be a conflict when they voted. It really irritates me, because I feel under appreciated. No one else wants to do this job, but they were unwilling to make an easy fix to allow me to come.

I kinda wanna quit. Its going to be difficult for me to do my job when I'm not at the meetings. J has said that she can take the minutes for me and then I can type them and email them, but it's not always easy to follow someone else's shorthand. Plus, I'm pretty pissed off  irritated.

I do like being involved and doing my part and I like being the communicator, so I'm torn.

I should also add that we have very few leaders in our community who actively participate.

Now for the advice part:

Is it unreasonable for me to expect them to change the day of the leader's meeting? Or should I change my girls' meeting to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays? Or should I just say "screw it" and quit?

What would you do?

1 comment:

Amy McMean said...

Changing your girls meeting days might cause an issue for the girls and their parents because its been the standard for awhile they might have other things planned on their off week. I think it makes sense for you to be pissed. I would be. It sends the message that you aren't as important of a member as the rest.

However, is that the only day that worked for the majority of the group? Or did they just pick it on a whim.

It's a sticky sititution. I guess you have decide if its important enough to rearrange your schedule and the schedule of your troop. I just think that might prove to be difficult.

AND what the heck, we meant every week when I was in Girl Scouts. :) stay strong lady.
Ps. I was or no help. :)