ITAA is dependant upon volunteers.
Board members are assigned a week at a time to be responsible for opening and closing the concession stand. Each team is scheduled a work time for BBQ (2 persons, approx. 2 hours during the BBQ) and each team is also scheduled a time
(5 persons, 1 session per season) to work concessions. Please respond with YES! when assigned by your team mom or coach to work. If everyone takes a turn, nobody will be overworked. Not working your assigned time and/or not providing the appropriate number of workers will result in your head coach being suspended for one game and the team name will be posted on the concession window as "NO SHOWS". Folks, it takes everyone working together to make ITAA a success. Your athletic association is only as good as you make it.
"That's Not My Job"
This is a story about four people named EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, and NOBODY. There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was sure that SOMEBODY would do it. ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it. SOMEBODY got angry about that, because it was EVERYBODY'S job. EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it, but NOBODY realized that EVERYBODY blamed SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what ANYBODY could have. ...Anonymous
Something to Ponder - TIME
A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door. "Daddy, may I ask you a question?" "Yeah, sure, what is it?" replied the man. "Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?" "That's none of your business. What makes you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily. "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy.
"If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour." "Oh," the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?" The father was furious. "If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some, to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room. You don't need any more toys! Go play with the ones you already have. I work long, hard hours everyday and don't have time for this." The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy's questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money! After an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. His son was laying on the bed. "Are you asleep son?" he asked. "No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy. "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man. "It's been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here's that $10.00 you asked for." The little boy sat straight up, beaming. "Oh, thank you daddy", he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills.
The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man. "Why did you want more money if you already had some?" the father grumbled. "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied. "Daddy, I have $20.00 now.
Can I buy an hour of your time?"
Share this story with someone you like...but even better, share $20.00 worth of...time with someone you love. Just a short reminder to all of us working so hard for our living. Let us not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some quality time with those who really matter to us.