Membership: The Member Who Never Came Back


It amuses me now to think that your organization spends so much time looking for new members when I was there all the time.  Do you remember me?  I’m the fellow who came to every meeting, but nobody paid attention to me.  I tried several times to be friendly, but everyone seemed to have his own friends to talk to and sit with.  I sat down among some unfamiliar faces several times, but they didn’t pay much attention to me.  I hoped somebody would ask me to join one of the committee or somehow participate and contribute, but no one did.  Finally, because of illness, I missed a meeting.  The next month, no one asked where I had been.  I guess it didn’t matter very much whether I was there or not.  On the next meeting date, I decided to stay home and watch a good television program.  When I attended the next meeting, no one asked me where I was the month before.  You might say I’m a good guy, a good family man, that I hold down a responsible job and love my community.  You know who else I am?  I am the member who never came back.

SISTERS AND BROTHERS – remember to make our new members and visitors welcome.

Submitted by Rosie Fiscus, Membership

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