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It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

  • 1.  It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-08-2019 18:21
    Edited by Michela Gaviorno Taylor 10-09-2019 14:25

    Can you believe that 2020 is almost here? Next year I will celebrate my 25th year as a volunteer in some capacity with ASA. I started volunteering at the state level and for the last 20 years volunteering in various roles at the national level as well as the state level.

    The value of volunteering is hard to measure. The knowledge I've gained from industry guru's, the business insights I've learned from various executives and the lifelong relationships that have been made from many of you… it's impossible to put a price tag on. I've lived by the principle that it is better to give than to receive and that has paid off in my business career. One can not out give what you can receive when you put others first as well as volunteering for your industry association.

    In 2020 I will be chairing the Professional-Managerial Section as well as being involved with various volunteer opportunities such as the chapters, education and direct hire sections/committees. I hope to see you on one of these calls and at a state or national event.

    The difference between being ordinary or extraordinary is just a little "extra"! Be extraordinary with your volunteering in 2020!

     John 


    Check out my video - 2018 Volunteer of the year


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    John Thomas CSP, CSC
    Professional Staffing Field Consultant
    Express Employment Professionals
    Oklahoma City OK
    (800) 652-6400 ext 4016
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  • 2.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    2020 Staffing World Presenter
    Posted 10-09-2019 06:25
    "LIKE"!  Congrats John.  I'm sure your contributions to others outweigh what you have received!

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    Amy Bingham
    Managing Partner
    Bingham Consulting, Training, Coaching
    Orlando, FL
    407-292-6280
    abingham@binghamcp.com
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  • 3.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    2020 Staffing World Presenter
    Posted 10-09-2019 09:32
    Congratulations John on your 25 years!  If you have been around for a any number of years, John is someone to know! He is a great mentor and an industry leader.  

    Volunteering with ASA has so many benefits such as increasing your confidence, industry knowledge and professional network.   If you have never volunteered before, I would highly recommend volunteering!  I have been volunteering with ASA (not as long as John) but for the past 12 years and it is one of the best investments I've made in my career.  ASA is so helpful and makes volunteering a breeze.  
    Hope to get to meet you on a committee soon! 


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    Sara Luchsinger PHR, CSP
    Vice President, Organizational Development
    SEEK Careers / Staffing Inc.
    Grafton WI
    (262) 377-8888
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  • 4.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-15-2019 09:55
    Thank you Sara! Your contributions to ASA and the industry as a whole have been invaluable. Thank you for all you do to make us a better industry.

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    John Thomas CSP, CSC
    Professional Staffing Field Consultant
    Express Employment Professionals
    Oklahoma City OK
    (800) 652-6400 ext 4016
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  • 5.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-09-2019 10:29
    Thank you Amy!

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    John Thomas CSP, CSC
    Professional Staffing Field Consultant
    Express Employment Professionals
    Oklahoma City OK
    (800) 652-6400 ext 4016
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  • 6.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-09-2019 09:32

    John, 
    First, bravo on your accomplishments as Volunteer of the Year for ASA.  What a huge difference you have made for so many.  As a volunteer myself, over the past few years, I have learned and gained so much; new friendships, business partnerships, access to information, all of which have made a difference in our success.  Being an ASA volunteer has given me the great opportunity to give back to an industry and a community that has done so much for me over the years.  Additionally, volunteering helps bring pride to our field teams and company.  My participation has lead to many others in our organization "leaning in" and stepping into their own volunteer experience.  I have watched several team members elevate themselves professionally through their volunteer efforts.  I look forward to continuing my volunteer journey in 2020.  It's my hope that 2020 is a record-setting year for volunteerism at ASA.

    "We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference"  Nelson Mandela



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    Todd Bavol
    President & CEO
    Integrity Staffing Solutions
    Newark DE
    (302) 897-9002
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  • 7.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-09-2019 10:13

    Congratulations, John! 

    Our industry is incredibly competitive, and what I think is so great about volunteering and being involved is that we set aside that competition with each other and work towards elevating one another and our industry as a whole. There is so much potential for our businesses, that when we work together and learn from one another we can achieve more, and impact more. 

    I genuinely encourage anyone who doesn't currently volunteer to check out the opportunities available to you and choose something that works for the time you have available. 

    Cheers to you, John and to kicking off 2020! 
    -Heather



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    Heather Farr CSP
    Managing Partner
    Vision Staffing Solutions Inc.
    Rogers MN
    (763) 428-2926
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  • 8.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 10-09-2019 11:18
    Wow, 25 years! Thank you for that amazing level of commitment. 

    I don't think I can say it any better than you did, John. Volunteering with ASA helps me be more connected to and engaged with our industry. I stay on top of trends, hear insights from other people nationwide, build friendships and relationships that I tap into often, and generally feel more a part of what is going on! It's often a relatively small time commitment, and the rewards far outweigh the time spent.

    If anyone is on the fence about volunteering...do it! Don't wait for someone to ask (like I did); raise your hand and get involved.

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    Kristen Harris CSP
    COO • Co-Creator
    Portfolio Creative
    Columbus OH
    (614) 839-4897
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  • 9.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-09-2019 11:54
    John 

    Congratulations on your significant contributions to ASA. I personally have been volunteering for over 10 years on the Oregon ASA and now Oregon Council in various capacities. I am in full agreement that you get what you give, and giving time to ASA at the state level not only benefits us personally and professionally, but it keeps our finger on the issues and Legislation that threaten the staffing industry  and that can affect our ability to help people succeed!

    Kindest regards, 

    Robert Knight
    Franchisee/Managing Partner
    Express Employment Professionals 

    Tualatin, Oregon 

    503-612-1800

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    Robert Knight
    Owner/Partner
    Express Employment Professionals
    Tualatin OR
    (503) 612-1800
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  • 10.  RE: It's time to volunteer - 2020 is almost here!

    Posted 10-09-2019 13:30