Del Albright

Up-Purpose Your Volunteerism

Purposeful Volunteerism: Pushing Beyond Holding Our Ground

Only by escalating to more offensive strategies will we win the battles for access.

 By Del Albright, Ambassador Sharetrails.Org/BRC

Do not just volunteer; but rather up-purpose your volunteerism! In today’s world when we are all torn in many directions by multiple jobs, kid’s school games, community involvement, paying bills, family commitments and more, we must stop wasting our precious volunteer time.  Too many of us have become trapped into the status quo of losing ground in the long run.  Herein I will explain purposeful volunteerism and how we need to push beyond just holding our ground when it comes to access to responsible motorized recreation.

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NATIONAL AND STATE-LEVEL COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION -- NAMRC


HOW MANY ORGANIZATIONS DO WE NEED?

WHAT IS NAMRC?

By Del Albright

Originally published 1998; re-published with additions January 2016

 I had my new TJ Jeep hung up and somewhat wounded in a “crack” in Moab not too long ago, about to get out the duct tape and bailing wire, when a couple dirt bikers came by.  They saw my dilemma (mechanically disadvantaged that I can be at times) and stopped their bikes to watch the show.   I was grunting and moaning and shaking my head like a guy who must know what he’s doing.  They smiled, pulled off their helmets, and settled in for a long show.

Well, the gist of it is, they were not only mechanically knowledgeable, but also very helpful.  I gave up on the duct tape and got out the Hi-Lift jack.  Between the jack, a few tools I had, the trusty winch on the front of “C UN RD” (Seeing Red), and the three of us, we got the Jeep out in no time and back on the trail. 

As we stood around and celebrated our engineering feat, I told them how much I appreciated their stopping to help.  I don’t remember the guy’s name, but he did have an AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sticker on his bike.  But his comment to me has stuck with me (get it, stuck?) until this day.  He said: “Hey, pard, all trail users gotta stick together!”  Boy, ain’t that the truth?

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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT LAND USE BLOG POSTS

AVOID CHASING SHADOWS: FIND IMPORTANT BLOG POSTS HERE - A Summary of Links to Significant Blog Posts

By Del Albright, BRC National Ambassador  

TRASH: Keeping Trash Off Our Trails: http://delalbright.blogspot.com/2015/01/keeping-trash-off-our-trails.html

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ASK BUSINESSES TO HELP US SAVE TRAILS IN 2016

OFF HIGHWAY, OFF-ROAD BUSINESSES NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU THE CUSTOMER - Saving Trails in 2016 Will Take us All Doing Our Part.

By Del Albright, National Ambassador, BRCI ask for your help as we start 2016 to get a TON more off-road, off-highway businesses to join or renew in BlueRibbon Coalition. I just reviewed this list of member business and dang, I'm a bit disappointed.

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10 TIPS FOR VOLUNTEER LEADERS

By the nature of the title "volunteer leader" there is never enough time to do all the things you want to do, or thought you should do.  Being a volunteer is a part time job at best.   Thus we must learn to prioritize and get those things done that accomplish the most bang for our buck, and get the most action out of others we influence.

Here are 10 tips to remember and keep handy as a volunteer leader, always strapped for time, always on some sort of time-crunch, and never fully supported for what you need to do.  (smile).

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