by Michael Donner, PhD
Help Wanted. Help Needed. SFCP Board seeking to fill several open positions.
Most of us are familiar with President Kennedy’s famous quotation: “Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country.” Kennedy was calling for people be part of the solution, to take ownership and leadership for solving the problems of the Country. Fortunately, SFCP doesn't have that problem. SFCP has 235 Analyst members (68 of whom are life members, 70 or above) and 225 Community members (64 in PPTP & PAPPTP). Taking a rough count from our roster, well over half of our analyst members and untold numbers of Community members are currently serving in some capacity on a committee or task force. I'm quite sure that those of you who are not doing so now have done so more than once in the past.
So what more can your President ask you to do for your Institute, your Center, your analytic home? How much more can I ask you to do? Aren’t you doing enough? Of course, the answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! But once again, I have to ask you to do more, because without you, there is no Center. Some ten years ago when our Strategic Plan was revised, the Board noted that almost 75% of the work of the Center was being done by members who had volunteered time. The Board was concerned that this was unsustainable in the long run.