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Growing Your Astronomy Club
Part 3: Cultivating Volunteers

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1. Consider Term Limits to prevent burnout and ossification

People are the heart of your club, and without a variety of volunteers -- and new blood -- to help run the club, it can stagnant. In addition, if the same people keep the same jobs for a very long time, the rest of the club members might feel excluded or marginalized -- with no opportunity to contribute their ideas and services to the club.

Term limitsConsider instituting “term limits” for these reasons:

checkAfraid that imposing term limits will leave you with a lot of vacant positions that are difficult to fill? Implement Effective Recruiting Strategies!


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