WHY DO I VOLUNTEER?
Desiring to be of service to others--deep humanitarian or personal reason.
Doing something for a cause, such as improving the lives of young people or the elderly in their own community.
Having an interest in youth and working with them in groups.
Enjoying work with their own peer groups for a common cause or on a community project.
Having a child or relative in the organization.
Being asked by a friend to volunteer.
Repaying benefits previously received or to fulfill a community obligation.
Seeing the service as an opportunity to grow personally, acquire more knowledge, learn new skills, or develop leadership ability.
Hoping to obtain status, prestige, power, or assurance of importance and value as a person. (Freud stated that we were all seekers of the above.)
Trying to escape a problem--self-therapy (broken hearted, want to fill a gap).
Wanting to make new friends or develop new interests.
MARINE NOTES FOR BOATS AND BOATERS
Where are we going to put the registration numbers on the float tube? Will we have to register the inner tube?
This may be stretching it a little, but Non-Motorized Boat registration is being studied in the State of Oregon. Jeanine Stier, an intern from Oregon State University, recently completed a study on non-motorized boat registration in states around the country. The study found that 12 states currently have some kind of program operating for registration of non-motorized boats. Some of the programs are mandatory, while others are partially or fully voluntary.
One of the reasons for looking at this issue is that non-motorized boats use the facilities and services just as much as motorized boats, but they don't share in the cost of providing facilities. Since much of the revenue used to fund these facilities is derived from federal gas tax and boat registration fees, the public cost of maintaining restrooms, launch ramps, parking facilities and law enforcement services is carried solely by registered motorized boat owners at this time. Statistics show that just as many non-motorized boaters are rescued by county and state law enforcement officers as motorized boaters. In fact, 8 out of 12 fatalities this year were non-motorized boaters.
While the State Marine Board has not made a final decision on whether to move forward with a legislative proposal, the issue of how to have all boaters pay their fair share for access, enforcement, and safety is not going to go away. A final report is expected by early next year.
You think you might like to have some input on this topic or others? The next Marine Board meeting is January 8, 2002. For directions or an agenda, contact Jan Andrick at 503-373-1405 or check the web site for more information: www.boatoregon.com
See you at the cleaning station. Tom B., December 2001
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2002 Fishing Regulations for Oregon are now available at various outlets where you purchase your fishing licenses. Get your copy early and read up on your favorite fishing holes to see whether any changes have been made.
It is recommended by ODFW that you take your 2001 fishing license with you when you purchase your 2002 fishing license to speed service and ensure accuracy during a computer transitioning period. The reprogramming was necessary because ODFW can no longer use social security numbers to identify anglers (or hunters). A new Hunter/Angler Identification Number for each license holder will be printed on all 2002 licenses and tags and will not change in future years.