Letter from the President: Get up, get into it, get involved

Sometimes I get overwhelmed at how fortunate I am to be a part of the CYCA and the Cooper-Young community, and today is one of those days. It is almost inconceivable to me how a bunch of volunteers manage to pull off a race with 2,500 runners!

I would love to thank our race co-chairs, Chris McHaney and Libby Flynt, as well as Kristan Huntley, for all their planning and hard work on the race. To the race/festival volunteers who failed to show up for their designated shifts, shame on you. Please refer to page 12 of this issue for names, addresses, photos and favorite hangouts of these no-show volunteers … okay, maybe not … but I can dream, right?

And speaking of volunteers, I always find it interesting that the people that seem to do the most complaining about things they want to “fix” in Cooper-Young also do the least amount of volunteering. You know who you are. Sometimes you feel a twinge of guilt when you see others doing the dirty work, but you don’t even bother to become a member of the CYCA. Shame on you, too.

Now, don’t you think it’s time to get more involved? Have you ever thought about joining the CYCA board of directors? It’s definitely not for sissies, but for the right person, it can be very rewarding. Feel free to email me at cyca.june@att.net, call me, or just stop me on the street to hear more about what you can do to join the best damn group of volunteers around. See you at BeerFest!

– June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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