I have seen a few of these requests go out. I have made time to either travel many miles to do these or attend them.
Many people don't have the time. Many don't like public speaking. Many don't feel confident enough. All this is understandable.
Nothing sad about it.
I have no enemies, but I'm intensely disliked by my friends.
Certainly, I am familiar with the role that you personally have often taken in promoting our activity in a positive light. And....thank you for that. I feel that a response to a request.....either a yes or no.....is fairly easy to do as well as the right thing to do from those who have chosen to serve and give their time on the board.
Of course it's understandable not wanting to appear/speak in public. It's not for everyone. And I speak from experience, having been involved in training/public speaking for over 30 years.
Everyone has the right to be an idiot at times. Just don't abuse the privilege.
DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!
"The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it..."
I've done several presentations in the Central Maine area, including junior high schools, boy scout troops and a trail group. I'm in the process of putting together a power point script although with kids seem to like the geocoins, variety of cache containers and of course the GPS units.
Put me on the list of available speakers and I encourage others that enjoy this sort of thing to add their name to the list of speakers.
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
We had 15 enthusiastic people show up and I'm sure a few of them are making plans to find their first cache. Lots of questions and I had a blast sharing some of my stories with everyone. The Windham Land Trust has granted me permission for a few new hides and I'll be placing them soon.
Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.