Mediator: helping to resolve conflict
I do think I am fairly good at helping to resolve conflicts. It goes back to listening and helping people to see a common goal and working together.
Monitor: serving as a community watchdog
I don’t really see myself as a community watchdog type. I have helped to build trails with the Gold Country Horsemen, and that was one of the first things my husband and I got involved with here. We had horses and wanted to know where the trails were, so the best way was to help build them. So I guess I was involved in monitoring then.
Mobilizer: working to bring about change
It goes back to when I was greatly involved with the Parks & Recreation Region in Moraga, and then I was asked to chair a bond election for the school district. I didn’t know anything about school districts at the time, but I now realize in hind- sight that they asked me to do that job because I knew a lot of people and had good connections with them. I also was co-chair of the fire district tax election, and then I went on to serve as a fire commissioner.
Motivator: urging people to pursue worthy goals
If I am able to motivate people, it is probably by example. Probably by engaging others through mentoring, and in the motivating other people.
7. This project has to do with the involvement of sage leaders like yourself in civic organizations that seek to improve the quality of life and well-being of Grass Valley and Nevada City. This includes nine types of civic organizations:
- Fraternal and service clubs
- Social services organizations
- Educational organizations
- Governmental and political organizations
- Arts organizations
- Media organizations
- Faith-based organizations
- Environmental organizations
- Other nonprofit organizations
In which of the nine types of civic organizations on the list are you currently involved? Overall, how many total hours a month do you give to these organizations?
Music in the Mountains, an arts organization here. When I am really heavily involved – it is 80-100 hours a month. It could add up to 20 hours a week and maybe more this next period. I also volunteer with Hospitality House 12 hours a month. Both are rewarding in very different ways – music soothes the soul and helping others help themselves is, in itself, rewarding.Download Article 1K Club