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Offline PHenry

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Have I been here too long?
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »
I posted this on the FL board yesterday and got some response, so I figured I'd bring it to my brothers and sisters in AL.

My first event was in January of 2007. I took a "hat" (no orange hats then) in early 2008. It's been a blur since then. So much so that I missed a lot along the way. Stuff that vols who came in later might take for granted. I never took a PC, because they didn't exist. The original forum (very different from current) was where you qual'd to instruct at all. You had to answer questions and a seasoned instructor had to check your answers before giving the nod for you being allowed to work an event. Nuts and bolts stuff mostly.

The other day I stumbled across a post by Fred from many years ago, intended to help a new instructor navigate becoming an Appleseeder. I found plenty of good info  - even for an old-timer like me. Some I knew from my early mentors, Fred included, and some stuff I picked up or figured out along the trail.

Have I been here too long? Well, that's just silly.  I just need to make sure I stay informed, alert and active - same as any other volunteer, old or new.  ^-^
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