Volunteerism empowers individuals to improve their community, to make changes, to follow their hearts and find their passion. We are just coming off National Volunteer month – a time to encourage volunteerism and to thank those who volunteer.
First, I appreciate the team members who make Omaha Artists Inc the fine organization it is…a success: I thank you the OAI Board, Chairpersons and Committees. Often these valued individuals wear many hats, helping and encouraging each other, working many hours and do so without pay or perks.
Secondly, I want to encourage our members who are not volunteers to join us in serving the community. Not only do we give back to the community with projects cheering the elderly and the sick, donating to flood victims and other activities: we have the Community Art Reach and Community Art Bridge composed of volunteers. Don't forget…as stated in our roster, Omaha Artists Inc was organized to promote the appreciation and development of fine art in and around the Omaha Metro area. What are you doing to help with this mission?
There's something special about being able to say, "I am making a difference." Are you making a difference? Can you make a difference? If you need a change in your life, enjoy making someone smile, want to lessen the load of someone else, contact a member of our board or committees. Then, you will be giving, doing and making a difference.
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others". — Audrey Hepburn
Omaha Artists Inc. President