We often forget about the volunteers who work behind the scenes, helping to hold everything together for ARF. Carol is our Membership Coordinator and is responsible for maintaining our membership database, sending out the newsletters, sending out personalized welcomes to all members, and assisting with our AGM preparation and setup. Most people only see her at registration for our AGM.
A couple of years ago, we moved our membership database to a new system. Without blinking, Carol took up the task of learning the new system and effectively administering it. She even took a course on CiviCRM, our system of choice, at her own expense.
In addition to her work as Membership Coordinator, Carol is a key member of the Donor Relations Team. Each month, Carol compiles the list of all donors requiring tax receipts. This is a huge administrative task, and Carol does it early in the month. Carol also sends out thank you notes each month to our donors; it’s a thankless task that can take hours to complete, but so important to ARF.
Last but not least, Carol monitors our PayPal account, she sends summaries monthly for our bookkeeper of all PayPal transactions and ensures the account transfers are done as required.
Carol has rescue dogs (Pomeranians: Bubba Jay, Lexi, Savannah and Miss Teyha) of her own and her love of animals shows through the amount of time she dedicates to ARF each month. She is a volunteer we can truly count on to get work done efficiently and quickly.
Thanks Carol, for your dedication and passion for animal rescue and to ARF!