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Volunteerism is worthy endeavor

I have been volunteering in the community for 17 years and am currently the president of South Range 4th of July committee.

I feel a sense of purpose and also making the community a better place by volunteering. I do strategic planning, accounting, reporter interviews, sales and implementing new ideas. Also I have loved meeting new people and enjoy the teamwork of the committee.

When I first started volunteering, I was more shy in the beginning but eventually I became more engaged at the meetings and then felt more comfortable meeting new people. I even feel more comfortable now talking to TV, radio and newspaper reporters.

President John Kennedy once stated to do something for your country rather than the country doing something for you.

Mike L. Renier

Chassell

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