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Hazelwood's Community Enrichment Commission Looking for New Blood

The volunteer commission, which sponsors several projects in Hazelwood including the used book sale, the Blue Ribbon Home Award program and the Martin Luther King Jr. Program is looking for new members.

Serving on volunteer committees can be rewarding but also a significant time commitment. In today's technologically driven world, volunteering isn't always at the top of the to-do list.

Steve Rahmberg, a member of the appeared before to speak about this and request it to recruit new members.

"I care about , present and future," he said. "The commission is allowed to have 27 members but we never have.

"Currently we have nine and my wife and I are the youngest members and we are in our '50s."

Rahmberg explained the process of judging for the is taxing. He said he felt the program is likely to end if the commission doesn’t get new members.

"We need to get some new people involved; younger, more men and some minorities," he said.

Rahmberg also said the commission is struggling with some things associated with sponsoring and hosting the commission's big events. He said many times, s, because other members are older and simply can't lift heavy boxes of books.

If you'd like more information about joining Hazewlood boards and commissions, reach out to your area ward council member. Each ward representative can be located here along with email and phone contact information.

To read more about the Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission see:

Ashley June 29, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I'd be interested although it does sound like a serious time commitment and I'm not sure I can swing it with school and two jobs. I'd hate to be a member that doesn't do much.

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