Hello Volunteers!

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved” – George Sand

Happy belated Valentine’s Day. I hope you all feel the love and admiration we have for each and every one of you for being a volunteer for Folkmoot. I get excited every day just thinking about the work we do here at the Friendship Center and know that what we do together is worthwhile and purposeful. I hope you all have this feeling, too.

February is a short month but jammed pack with events. We had an excellent turn out to the German Friendship Dinner – the event sold out by 10am that day! We hope to do the same thing for the Lunar New Year coming up this Friday. Hope you will join us. Tickets are available here.

Just a week from today, we have first volunteer meeting of the year on Monday, February 19th, so please mark your calendars as we begin sign-ups for the festival.

If you are interested in helping out with our Friendship Dinners or the Festival, please contact me directly by either email or phone. I will start sign-ups on the first of every month, please contact me right away as volunteer spots fill up fast. Learn more about how you can be a member of our volunteer force below.

Volunteer Spotlight
Every month we highlight volunteers for their contributions to our year-round and festival programs. This is a small way of honoring each volunteer for their time, in-kind donations, and financial support. For the month of February, Bill Cole was selected for our volunteer spotlight. Thank you for your time volunteering and continued support! You can read his blog by going to the News section of our website.

Next Volunteer Meeting
Our next volunteer meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 19th at 5:30pm here at the Folkmoot Friendship Center boardroom. We will be going over volunteer recruitment for the festival and determining our next volunteer outing in March. Contact me for more information!

If it’s been a while and you haven’t been able to make to our meetings, don’t be shy. Come see what we’re planning at the Friendship Center! We want to hear from you! As always, light refreshments are provided.

Folkmoot is in need of donations!
Wal*Mart Wish You can visit our “Wish List” on Wal*Mart’s website and donate items to our organization directly by clicking here List.  Every little donation helps Folkmoot improve organizational operations.

We are currently in need of:
– Large Bath Towels or Bath Sheets
– Laundry Detergent
– Bleach
– Label cartridges
– Thick Plastic Hangers
– Boxed Fans

Need to contact the Volunteer Coordinator? Please email catherine@folkmoot.org or phone, 828.452.2997 ext. 105.

Take care,
Catherine MacCallum
Operations & Volunteer Coordinator