Friday, May 02, 2008

I'm On The Governing Board...

of our local senior center. It is a well run institution. It is that way because of all of the volunteers that help in every aspect of the program and facilities. They give selflessly when ever asked to do something by our director or staff.
This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week.
In that light they decided to have a party this afternoon to honor and thank all of those volunteers. They asked me to speak/entertain. I did. It went well.
But now I just don't know how much to charge for doing that. : )
An Addendum: I woke up yesterday morning and at 4:30 AM sat on the edge of our bed and began quietly chuckling about this potential blog. Marilyn wanted to know what could possibly be funny at 4:30 in the morning. I told her what I was going to write. I said "Get it?" "Charging to speak to volunteers?" As she drifted back to sleep I heard her mumble "You are a sick man."
Oh well. You guys could have told her that.

27 comments:

Jim said...

Way to go, Volunteer Cliff!

That senior center is a good place to eat. We need to be sure Ralph puts the schedule on the 'hit list.'

Charge an arm and a leg (of pork or beef).
..
I hope you can get some corn planted, our weather person says terrible storms are going through up there tonight.
..

Cliff said...

Your weather person is correct. It's been raining most of the day.

Shannon said...

That IS funny, now that you mention it. Charging to speak to volunteers, lol. I saw your comment, and yes, you can add my blog and mention it. :)

Gette said...

You think like me Cliff. Marilyn and iPastor will have tales to tell at Blogstock if we're not careful.

Flip Flop Momma said...

Volunteering isnt a paid gig?..it should be..haha

well worth the chuckle at 4am

bobbie said...

I'm not old enough to go to a senior center (I'm only 76), but when I am, I hope there's someone as entertaining as you to come speak to us.
Volunteer Appreciation Week is a good idea. They really deserve a little appreciation. They're good people.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Well Cliff, I don't what to say, except that I agree with Marilyn. I also agree with Bobbie. To bad you don't live around here. It would never be boring. Lisa

Lucy Stern said...

It's a good thing you put that addendum in there, I was beginning to wonder what kind of "volunteer" you were. Did you get the corn in?

Rachel said...

I'm glad you entertained them Cliff. I'm sure they got some chuckles from you during your speech!

I agree with Marilyn and Bobbie.

John Goerzen said...

Hi Cliff,

Thinking about blogging at 4AM? Organizing an event called Blogstock? I think you might want to read this comic.

(Note: LiveJournal is a type of blog)

Rhodent said...

chuckle

Jamie Dawn said...

Well, how much did you rake in?
Did you get paid by the joke or per minute?

It's just after 1 a.m., so I cannot be held responsible for anything I write in the comment's box. I've been waiting for a call from Taylor who is in Memphis with a couple of friends. They are attending Memphis In May which is a three-day concert event. Well, the concert doesn't last three days, but there are many concerts over the three day period. Taylor is required to call.
Taylor called and is on his way to IHOP. I can go to sleep now.
What was this post about??
Oh yeah, Marilyn is correct.
Hooray for volunteers!

I stirred up a hornet's nest in Blog Church.
It's fun to do that once in awhile.

Yeldarb said...

The Chatt Center is an AWESOME Senior Center no less. The Seniors in the area are VERY lucky to have such a set up.

JunieRose2005 said...

....but ...sick in a good way Cliff!!

haha


I bet those volunteers were glad to pay to hear you speak and tell jokes and stuff...

Lol- if they only new about this blog they could get it all for free! ;) We be the lucky ones!


Junie Rose

aka-JR

Jerry said...

Wish I coulda been a fly on the wall. You do some of your best work at the Chatt Center...cooking, entertaining, etc.

Peter said...

I'm like bobbie... not old enough to attend the senior center Cliff, but you do make me laugh quite often so if that's sick well you qualify.

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ~ Yea buddy we could have told Marilyn... but if she doesn't listen to you, what it the world makes you think she'd listen to US?!

1 plus twins said...

ha ha that was a good one, your poor wife my heart goes out to her. ha ha

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

What's wrong with charging volunteers????

Maria said...

I am sure that you wowed them with a brilliant speech. I think, we are all a little sick. That is why I enjoy your blog so much.

nora said...

I'd have volunteered to be entertained by you!

Ralph said...
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Ralph said...

Cliff
This reminded me of the time my ex boss and I were on a volunteer board and things were not going well. I told him we could solve the problem by firing the whole bunch of them. He told me you can't fire volunteers. Yet. . .
By the way, I could have told Marilyn that.
Ralph

Jim said...

Dear Jamie Dawn

There is a new TV program (new to me at least) with a character from Hooper, Nebraska.
I would like to know the role of the character and whether or not Cliff Morrow has ever met her.
The program is 'Back to You,' the episode was 'The New Boss.' It was on Fox in the 7:30 PM CST time slot.
Thank you.
Jim
..
cc: Cliff Morrow

Janell said...

Good one, Cliff.

And if you're a "sick man", what does that say about Marilyn? :)

Ralph said...
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Ralph said...

Okay folks, he hasn'd blogged in over a week and this is an election year - let's vote. Is he dead or alive?
Polls close Sunday at noon.
Ralph