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Apr 10, 2016, 10:12 AM
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Big Brothers Big Sisters

I’m looking for some volunteers. That usually sends everybody into hiding but hear me out first.

I recently made contact with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit “mentoring” organization that makes meaningful, monitored “matches” between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 8 through 18, in communities across the country. Their mission is to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

On Friday, I escorted their activity coordinator, Miguel Smith, on a tour of our field and with my Radian, introduced him to our sport. The objective of this community outreach is for SVSS to afford the opportunity to learn about RC Soaring to the BBBS “matches”.

On the drive back to town, I told Miguel about Lou Fox’s TAG program and how that would dove-tail into our objective of introducing others to our sport. Here’s how I envision this working and what you can do to help. Miguel will communicate to others within his organization and the “Bigs”, that we are available as an activity. Initially, I’ll serve as the point of contact between BBBS and SVSS. Interested “Bigs” would contact me. I would then contact one of our SVSS volunteers to who would arrange a day and time to meet them at the field, typically a Saturday.

So, I’m looking for a few good men, with a Radian or similarly benign plane, who would like to give back to the community and improve the life of a young man. If this appeals to you or if you’d like more information, please contact me directly.

If you'd like to know more about Big Brothers Big Siaters, here’s a link to their web site;

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Apr 11, 2016, 03:59 AM
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Count me in... I could probably rustle up some dogs and chips along with a Radian or two.

I would suggest simply picking a date that doesn't conflict with our regular events and after the early summer bugs stop biting.
Apr 11, 2016, 11:43 PM
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Dudley, thanks for reaching out to big brothers/sisters organization.
Count me in to help with that.
Keep me posted on dates.
Apr 12, 2016, 08:43 AM
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I'm up for it pending any conflicts with my wife's pet-sitting schedule. I can fully commit (or not) as soon as we have some dates.

Apr 12, 2016, 09:42 AM
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Thanks to those of you who have volunteered to take part in this community outreach.

A point of clarification. There will be no specifically scheduled date for hosting a Big and Little Brother "event". Instead, this is intended to be an on-going open invitation for them to call and make an appointment to meet one of our members for an introduction to our sport.

The purpose of this thread is announce our intention and develop a list of volunteers who would be willing to host, when the occasion arises. Sorry I wasn't clear on that.

I intend to extend a similar invitation to the Boy Scouts of America - Golden Empire Council.

Apr 12, 2016, 01:39 PM
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I'd love to help out with this, but no longer have a bona-fide beginner plane. If the club trainer/Radian(?) is in the mix, I'm good.


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