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VolunteerToday.com~~ The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism

Celebrating 21 Years of Serving Manager of Volunteers

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~ June 2004 ~ Topics

Do You Remember 1983?

The year is 1983 – Do You Remember...
  • The FCC authorizes Motorola to begin testing cellular telephones.
  • 'Crack' cocaine is developed in the Bahamas.
  • The United States invades Grenada.
  • The Academy Awards presented 'Best Picture' to "Ghandi."
  • And…Nancy Macduff begins publishing "Volunteer Today." She enlisted the assistance of professionals to assist in writing articles for this new publication. She is doing so again for these 21st anniversary issues. For example,
    • Nan Hawthorne is currently working on a story about the internet and has asked for assistance from other professionals in the field.
    • An early contributor to the paper Volunteer Today was Randall Son, the recently retired Executive Director of the Walla Walla Humane Society. He has agreed to write an article for the August issue.
    • Other early contributors and notables in the field of volunteer administation will share their thoughts on a variety of topics in future issues, including Sue Vineyard, George Johnson-Coffey, and Mary Merrill to just mention a few.

If you were part of this early group of writers for "Volunteer Today" and would like to be involved, send me an e-mail at fwb@bmi.net. We would love to include as many of our early contributors as possible.

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MBA Publishing's Bundled Sales

MBA Publishing made up two different Anniversary Special ‘bundles’ of publications last month for a 21% reduced price. Those two Anniversary Special Bundles continue until the end of June. A new ‘bundle’ of publications is being selected that will be on sale starting in July 1 and ending August 31, 2004. Check out this great opportunity to save on publications from MBA Publishing. To order, go to the Volunteer Today Bookstore.

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Words From the Past
  • Include the day as well as the date on all recruiting material that announces meetings. This helps the memory. (Volunteer Today, 1988)
  • Recycling in the year 2000 will be a means to raise money. (Futurista, 1991)
  • A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job. (Volunteer Today, 1988)
  • Quebec will secede from Canada, probably in 1996. The four eastern Canadian provinces will be absorbed into the U.S. by 2004 and the others will follow suit by 2010. (Futurista, 1991)
  • What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. (Volunteer Today, 1988)

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