|My first annual meet in 2013|
When I first thought about moving to Norway (after giving up on moving to Canada), I read somewhere that the union(s) is/are very important. So, before I left the Netherlands I contacted a union I found on the site of my Dutch union. Apparently they were so pleased with that, they printed out the email and had it on their wall for quite some time! I digress however.
I have been asked once whether I wanted to take part in my local group. Not just as a member, but as a board member. It was when I was having a lot of pain from my abdomen (a few months before my operation) and I had enough of me to even think of dealing with others. My answer was no.
On Saturday we had an extraordinary meeting. Open to all members. Not many showed, it being short notice and it being in the middle of the (albeit dreadful) day. Only thanks to some other member who mentioned he was going on Facebook did I remember and hit the shower to make it on time for the meeting. I was asked again. My answer was no.
So, how come I am now a spare member of the board? Only to be called in when somebody else is sick? Why did I take the notes of the first board meeting? In Norwegian no less? Whatever the reason: I am now a spare member of the board. The first to be called up if others cannot go. Soon to be going on a course (if I can find the details, registering ends tomorrow).
Oh, and apparently I said yes to organising the annual meet/Christmas meet as well. I don't remember, but the others do, so it must be true?