There is an organization called the Filipino Student Association (FSA). No, I’m not Filipino, though I’ve been told I can pass as one.
Anyway, last school year I was nominated to be in the running for Philanthropy Chair. I love volunteering and was thrilled I was picked. I was also nominated for various other chairs but I turned those down.
At the end, I won and had so many ideas on what we could do to help others.
But when our future President said a few words of how he wants more new members from this year to be an officer to get ready for the Goodphil ’13 since we were in line to host it got me thinking. He even brought in two of those new members to become officers … but had no title. None of the elected officers knew their positions.
For a month and a half now, those words stung me in the heart. I am to graduate in May 2012. I am definitely not a “new member” and wasn’t going to be there for Goodphil ’13. So who am I to stand in the way of those who need to learn for the future, right?
Today, I made my decision. I called up the President to tell him my thoughts and how I was willing to step down and give my chair away but he didn’t answer.
So I went and called one of the girls he brought in. She was happy and totally accepted it on the spot. Given I told her it was up to all the other officers. (I’m sure they’ll say yes.)
I texted the President my thoughts and how she was willing to accept. I guess it’s the waiting game from here on out.
I’m starting to regret it but I’ll still be part of FSA even if I’m not an officer.
At least I’m still the Technology Chair for the For The Kids (FTK) organization. You’ll hear more about that in the future.
Okay, back to work.