by Mike Conroy
In these busy times, it's easy to take for granted all that happens in the community; often focusing time and energy on family, work or other tasks at hand. But all around the Village there are places, events, amenities and processes at work that are kept up and maintained because of volunteers.
These folks give of their time to make sure the community is always at its best. Some give a few hours a month or year on a committee, a homes corporation or condominium association board or the MVF Board of Directors. Others volunteer their time with service organizations, boy or girl scouts, churches or even just on their own to do good in the neighborhood.
As we start to think about the year ahead, it's worth considering volunteering a little bit of your time and talent to keep Montgomery Village at its best. If you're concerned with issues like parking, trash and community upkeep, consider attending one of your homes corporation board meetings and getting involved by joining that board. If your interests are on a broader scale and you'd like to see how your assessment dollars affect the Village as a whole, then consider attending an MVF board meeting, and learn more about how you can be supportive or become involved.
If you have specific interests like recreation, communications or finances, consider applying for an MVF committee. The work these committees do on behalf of the MVF Board of Directors helps set and maintain the direction for the Village. You can find committee descriptions and application information online at www.montgomeryvillage.com.
Of course, there are also a number of civic organizations where you can apply your time and talents. Churches, schools, service organizations and community groups are always looking for new volunteers to help them grow. As we enter into a season associated with thankfulness, gratitude and resolutions, take a little time to reflect on how you may be able to get involved in the coming year.
No amount of time is too small, and helping the community may provide you with a sense of fulfillment and renewed community investment.