A Call to Sore Arms…And Backs


On November 14, as part of its journey toward organizational health and its commitment to serve the local community, most conference office staff, directors, and leadership met at Mahany Park in Roseville to help revitalize and beautify the park.

The day had three main jobs: painting two equipment sheds, planting approximately 25 shrubs and flowers, and spreading 130 cubic yards of forest mulch in the flower beds. Staff members shoveled the ground cover into two-wheeled garden carts and moved material to flower beds around the two-acre parking lot. By 2:30 p.m., all the flowers were in the ground, the painting was done, and the mulch was distributed. Denise Brummund, an accountant clerk at the conference office, said, “I was so amazed at how much fun we had with each other and the amount of work we accomplished.” 


Brian Castelluccio, Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries Superintendent, wrote, “Your team jumped right in, and I was blown away by how efficient they were. Mahany Regional Park looks refreshed, and we are already receiving great compliments. You have a great group of people working there.”

Marc Woodson, NCC president, exclaimed after the workday, “I am so proud of our conference staff and their hard work today. They exhibited our core values of passionate hard work and a servant’s heart, and I saw many acts of kindness. Many hands indeed make light work.” 
By Ken Miller