Need a little SHARP maintenance for around your house?
Well it’s a privilege to serve and share my experiences as a volunteer of the Senior Home Assistance Repair Program (SHARP). I value the opportunity to support others in the community, which puts a smile on my face. I enjoy giving back to residents in the community, by assisting my “neighbors” with tasks to maintain their “quality of living” in their home. I truly value the sense of community provided, as “neighbors” help “neighbors”, I feel this program offers to our residents and volunteers.
Household tasks I’ve helped residents with have included; painting, vacuuming, bagging yard debris, changing batteries in a smoke detector. Once along with 5 other volunteers, we helped an elderly “neighbor” with an unmanageable over-grown yard cleanup. We all enjoyed working together as a team, built friendships, shared laughs and accomplished an easy-to-maintain yard for our “neighbor” in the future. Continue reading “SHARP Serves the Community”
This morning I attended my weekly Optimist Club meeting at 7:30 a.m. Members are from all walks of life and the club exists to provide opportunities for youth of the community. Without going into significant detail, I invite you to learn more about the Optimist Club at www.optimist.org.
The great thing about the Optimist Club is that you can volunteer at all levels of participation. Of course, there is an expectation that you will participate. No organization really needs members who are simply looking to add something to their resume. But the great thing about what we do is that we have a very local impact, you don’t have to attend every Thursday morning meeting, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities that do not require a significant time commitment. The club members are enthusiastic and committed to what they do; and no, you don’t have to learn any secret handshake. Continue reading “Are you an Optimist? You could be.”
With the Auburn Hills Downtown Development Authority now officially in place, the Board of Directors worked hard at their June meeting to formulate and prioritize goals for Downtown Auburn Hills. Goals help guide the vision and mission of Downtown – they clarify, drive, focus, and hold us accountable. Here is the list the directors created: Continue reading “DDA Visions and Goals for Downtown Auburn Hills”