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2019 Volunteer Hours
« on: July 07, 2020, 09:30:07 AM »
The State of Maine has published their list of 2019 Volunteer hours, for those of us who live within it's borders, or, as one I have noticed, volunteered in a specific town, even though the volunteer hails from out of state.. It is broken down by Maine towns, in alphabetical order. It should be no suprise who is on the list, as there are several of us there every Saturday, as well as putting time in during the week either on site or remotely.

 This page should be free to view, but they do have an article limit, so if you view any other stories, you may not get the whole list.
https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/07/06/volunteer-maine-recognizes-395-of-maines-dedicated-volunteers-on-maine-volunteer-rolls-of-honor/
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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 10:02:26 AM »
Here is the list culled to people I recognize. If I acvidently removed your name I appologize, and can edit it back in if you let me know. Some of these are MNG volunteers, that have also contributed to us in some way.


Alna: Stewart Rhine — 935; and Cindy Rhine — 608

Lewiston: Alan Downey — 502

Manchester: Ed Lecuyer — 762

Newcastle: James Patten — 756

Phippsburg: Fred Morse — 1,019; and Eric Schade — 585

Portland: Jay Monty — 600; and Lawrence Perkins — 515

South Portland: Roger Merrow — 686

Spicewood Texas: Harold Downey — 957

Waldoboro: Randy Beach — 779

Warren: Zack Wyllie — 656.43

Waterford: Mike Fox — 806.15

West Bath: Steve Lennox — 669

Whitman, Mass.: Brendan Barry — 730

Wiscasset: Linda Zollers — 973


A few of the honored volunteers are seasonal residents.

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 10:32:12 AM »

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 11:26:21 AM »
I like the layout of their list better..

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 01:51:46 PM »
Out of curiosity, why were the 2018 volunteers not recognized? By either the museum or the state?

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 02:30:12 PM »
Out of curiosity, why were the 2018 volunteers not recognized? By either the museum or the state?
Because I missed the deadline by 2 days.

The fact that I got this year's in is thanks to Dan's grandmother Joan.  She let me know of the extended deadline.

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 06:04:47 PM »
Thanks to the efforts of James and long-time editor John McNamara, we have listed our past year's volunteers annually in our Newsletter for a number of years.  This tradition continued acknowledging our 2018 volunteers in the May/June 2019 issue and our 2019 volunteers in the May/June 2020 issue.  This admittedly is a small token recognizing how much everyone has advanced our railway over the years.  I for one greatly appreciate all the effort James puts in to compile this list annually, on top of all the other administrative work he performs for our Museum, year in, year out.

Maine's program to acknowledge 500-hour volunteers is brilliant, and I'm glad we're now part of it.  Since the July/August Newsletter was "put to bed" a couple of days ago, I apologize we can't acknowledge our 2019 500-hour volunteers until the September/October issue.
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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 07:58:42 PM »
Oh. No worries. I was just curious is all. I can only imagine how much of a tedious process it must be to keep track of everyones hours.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 08:05:09 PM »
VERY tedious.  In fact, if someone would like to take it over, I would be glad to be free of it.

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 09:18:18 PM »
Is Volunteer Hours Tracking part of some larger program (like Member Management software), or is Hours Tracking some sort of stand-alone software (perhaps a spreadsheet?)?
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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 11:10:28 PM »
VERY tedious.  In fact, if someone would like to take it over, I would be glad to be free of it.

But that's how your name gets on the list in the first place  ;)

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 06:18:54 AM »
Graham, James hand enters the hours into a program, from our log book at the museum or off site hours sent to him.
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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2020, 07:01:19 AM »
I built a program years ago where I enter the hours from the book, which I take home from time to time to enter from home.  I then press a button and it spits out the report of volunteers and their hours.  So the final output is easy, but the entering is a grind.

Every year I check the internet for an easier way.  Everything out there either a) costs money, or b) doesn't do what I want. 

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Re: 2019 Volunteer Hours
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2020, 08:18:19 AM »
  So the final output is easy, but the entering is a grind.
 

I can relate to this sentence..
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