Three Cheers for All the Volunteers!
As I was reviewing all of the initiatives and member services that the AABP has on the go, I began to think about all of the volunteers within our organization who are integral in making each one work. It didn’t take long to realize that recognizing these volunteer activities and bringing them to the attention of our members would be the focus of this message.
Volunteers and volunteerism are the lifeblood of the ABBP. From the organizing committees for the Annual Conference and Recent Graduate Conference to the AABP committee chairs and committee members who focus on topics of concern to bovine veterinarians, AABP members who generously give their time and energy to bovine practice are vital to the success of our organization. Without them, the AABP would struggle to remain vibrant and relevant. I have been a member of the AABP for 25-30 years, but I don’t think I really understood the significance of this until the last 10-15 years.