A community is nothing without the help of its community of citizens. In our small community of 4000, we have hundreds of volunteers who help make Unalaska a great place to live. We probably host about a dozen non-profit organizations who provide services ranging from art and culture to education and protection for victims of sexual assault and family violence. These organizations provide much needed services, at a cost much less than a governmental agency can provide. So when you are out and about, no matter where you live, think about volunteering for a non-profit. If you don’t think you have the time to serve as a director on a board, or don’t think you have the expertise to help provide actual services, think about donating something at the next non-profit fund raising event. Be involved. And if you are involved with a non-profit, remember to thank your volunteers and the community for the support. That’s what I’m busy doing this week. I sit on the Board of Directors for the Museum of the Aleutians. We are hosting our 6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza. It is just a fun event we like to host for the community every year. It gets people out of the house in the dead of winter to mingle, taste a whole lot of chocolate, and, this year, to view a one night showing of the Museum’s acquisitions for the past year. So if you are ever in Unalaska in February, come join us for chocolate.
That is what I have been doing this week instead of writing….making a whole lot of chocolate. http://kucb.org/news/article/the-exchange-chocolate-chocolate-chocolate/