Hi there, I've just spent a good bit of time catching up on my e-mail, etc. I
feel like I've lived in a vacuum lately -- However, I've been very
disturbed by some of the mail... We all know there is good and bad in
everything going on in this world. We must keep the good in mind and either
work on the bad (PRIVATELY) or let it go (COMPLETELY).
Now, I have absolutely nothing to gain by writing this editorial but I'm
When I started teaching I was appauled by the prices or classes, etc. However,
when I jumped in and volunteered to help -- I became amazed that the prices
weren't doubled. If I could run my house on such a tight budget I would be
rich but I can't seem to do it. Oh well. Seriously, this organization is
working VERY HARD to provide us with what we want!
There are 4 components here: 1.) the students 2.) the teachers 3.) the vendors
and 4.) the shoppers. If any one of these doesn't come the other 3 suffer. We
are all part of the same. We are all doing it to have fun and take hope what
we need from the effort. Then you add the organization that is trying to
coordinate this effort ---- a "Thankless" job at best.
How can anyone complain? It just frustrates me no end to hear people gripe....
OH! ! ! try walking in their shoes before you fuss!
Now, I'm a teacher who isn't teaching next year........... Why? because 2 or
3 in a class won't even pay for my hotel............ Did I have fun in these
classes? ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! The decision not to teach next year was
exceedingly difficult but you see I'm not wealthy and can't continue without
pay. Did I have support from the organization? ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! the staff
and board of directors respected my decision and understood why.... if things
change could I teach at CATS again? ABSOLUTELY ! ! !
IS THE ORGANIZATION PERFECT? NO but until you walk in their shoes don't
complain. They work VERY hard for 365 days a year for us to stitch for 3 or 4
days......... Our non stop vacation isn't a vacation for them, but is a full
time job. They deserve our credit rather than our complaints. Do I agree with
all their decisions? No but I'm not walking in their shoes.
I'll be attending at least 1 CATS program next year and it will seem awful not
to be teaching but I will support the group with everything I've
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