- May 22, 2008
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On this I do not agree. Perhaps it is the area but I found being on Council was not a no win. After I left Council (some people think I still AM on Council even all these years later) I became the official Tourist Information Center (unpaid), and serve on the Planning & Zoning, Shinnston Development Authority, and am in some of the organizations (rail-trails, garden club, woman's Club, Community Garden) in town as well as the Community Band. Quite often, when folks want to know about something, they call me. I only got grief from one cadre and mostly when SHE was on Council (the witch) - and she treats anyone who does not agree with her the same so I was not singled out. Being involved gets you and your business known. Once the world opens again, I will start keeping vigil at the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration again - and I am not even Catholic!I think in a small town volunteering for the library board or other good works groups is a great way to help the community and get to know it. If you end up on a town council, health department board, or even economic development board, you set yourself up to be accused of being self-serving, even when you're not. Better to avoid organizations that tend to attract controversies.