Behind the Scenes MAVC Winter 2021 Volunteer’s Blog
Saturday 6th November 2021
Twenty nine volunteers gathered to celebrate the teams' achievements at the end of the short open season at Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre. The meeting started with cake, tea and coffee; a super spread food thanks to Chris and Beryl.
A fun ‘awards’ ceremony followed with everyone also being thanked for their commitment and dedication to the work done both onsite, welcoming visitors, as well as behind the scenes. As we were all in one place and face to face, the trustees wanted to gather feedback from everyone and we all shared our ideas for tweaking things for the visitor centre, visitors and volunteers as well as sharing some ‘big’ ideas for not just the next season but the next 10 years.
With so many new volunteers in one place, something that COVID19 has restricted, we finished the day with compiling a shared set of Values that we could all agree were ‘What we are’ and ‘What we do’ and ‘How we would do it’. After a passionate debate we whittled 120 suggestions down to a set of 5 values that we feel are at the heart of everything we do so going forward these will be our guiding principles. We'll endeavour to be.......
It was a great day which set the scene for the closed season’s behind the scenes activities and one which will help us develop our plans for the longer term.
Volunteers gather in The Peter Scoley Hall to celebrate our achievements in 2021 and to start planning for 2022.