The President's Message

October 2007

Paul Westefer

Ever wonder why your club so frequently requests members to volunteer? The answer is obvious. Very few members respond to those requests. None of the members of the Board of Directors or others performing services for your club is in a paid position. It is only through volunteers that the club dues can be kept so reasonable.

The equation is simple. The more volunteers, the more and better services your club can provide. There are additional projects the Board of Directors would like to undertake but cannot without volunteers. Most of these services require only a small amount of time.

Don't be concerned about your qualifications. We will find an appropriate assignment for your experience. Contact any member of the board at the October meeting, at the e-mail address listed in TOE, or contact me at

In addition to CIPCUG's own needs, we have been requested to assist our landlord, the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo (BGC). The BGC is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to "provide programs for young people between the ages of 6 and 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."

These programs include a Technical Laboratory, which is open until 7 p.m. for 6-12 and 13-18-year-olds. Volunteers familiar with Windows XP are needed to interact with these young computer users. Also, Debbie Bavano has recently been appointed director of the laboratory, and her most immediate need is for assistance in evaluating their current program. This could be done either in the day time or in the evening. You can contact Debbie directly at 482-8113, ext. 26, or at