Monday, January 19, 2009

What's your pledge?

As we approach the inauguration of Barack Obama there is much talk of all Americans pitching in to help fix what’s wrong with our country. Very reminiscent of JFK's inaugural address that prompted us to “Ask not what our country can do for us, but we can do for our country”, Obama’s call to service speaks to each and every one of us.
I have taken the call to heart and have been giving a lot of thought to what my pledge will be.
I’ve been volunteering at some level ever since the kids were little- helping 3rd graders with math problem solving, participating on the board of the daycare where Justin and Curt went, and serving as Middle School ski club chaperone for 4 years. Later, and currently I volunteer as secretary of the East Hampton Soccer Club, founder of EHSC Friends of Soccer and president of the East Hampton High School Sports Boosters.
Where do I go from here? While acknowledging that my plate is pretty full right, now, I somehow still feel the need to make a new commitment. I have an idea what it will be, but I'll think it through before I share.
How about you? Have you thought about a pledge?
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