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5 Reasons To Get Involved — Volunteering In The Guild

19 Sep 2019 9:30 AM | Kevin Falcon, Cr.Photog., CPP (Administrator)

5 Reasons To Get Involved — Volunteering In The Guild

As a member of the guild, you may have thought about how you can maximize your investment of joining the guild. Another way many people describe this thought is “What’s In It For Me.” In this post I want to present  five simple reasons why getting involved by volunteering time on a committee is a great way to increase the benefits from your membership investment.

I want to present  five simple reasons why getting involved by volunteering time on a committee is a great way to increase the benefits from your membership investment.

Socialize ✹ Working as a member on a committee is a great way to meet other members. Spending time with other members while performing committee work allows more time to get to know the guild members . Many friendships and working relationships are formed by members during committee work. And you can’t have enough friends, right?

Skill Development ✹ By volunteering, you have an opportunity to get exposure to other techniques and skills. In committee work, we sometime are challenged with tasks that we have never done. Working with other members, we are able to learn new skills which can possibly be implemented in your own business. A new skill is a great to add to your tool kit.

Get connected ✹ Working with different members allows you the chance to network with the members. The connections can sometimes be a great help when you need an extra photographer for your team sports shoot. The guild is here to help members achieve a higher level of excellence in all aspects of the photographic industry. By your involvement, you are helping others to raise the bar in our industry.

Build The Community ✹ We, the members, are the guild. And there is always something to be done. Schedule a meeting, organize speakers, and registering new members are just some of the tasks the guild does in an effort to maintain and grow the guild. Helping build and maintain this organization is the responsibility of each of us. If everyone does their share, the work of building our guild is strengthened by our members.

Earn Recognition ✹ To reward your effort for volunteering your time and talents with the guild, you can earn Fellowship points. As an active member, volunteering on committees, participating in the image competition, and presenting an educational offering are but a few ways that members can earn Fellowship points which can lead to an Associate Fellowship and Full Fellowship degrees.

So there you have it. Five easy ways that you can help make a difference in the guild prosperity and gain a return on your membership investment. Some other benefits of volunteering on committees are: it is a great opportunity to learn how the guild works; allows other members to get to know you; and if desired, it is an entryway to serving at a higher capacity in the guild such as a committee chairperson or board member. If you want to get more involved, please contact a committee member, committee chair, or a board member. We can always use a person’s time and talent to further the guild’s goals. And an extra pair of hands is always appreciated!

Kevin Falcon
PPGH Chairman of the Board

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