Editorial-Is new blood the best thing?

Recent changes to the Poulsbo Senior (now Citizen) Volunteers may not be the best thing since sliced bread.

Recent changes to the Poulsbo Senior (now Citizen) Volunteers may not be the best thing since sliced bread.

Sure we understand the reasoning behind the decision to get some “new blood” in the program but wasn’t the original intention of the SV’s to bring seniors back into the fold?

To show younger generations that even these “old folks” can play a very useful role in keeping our society safe? The change resulted in some longtime members of the former Poulsbo Senior Volunteers hanging up their hats. Is this in the community’s best interest? Or does everyone just need to learn to play together?

We’re not quite sure.

Despite losing a portion of its older members, we hope only the best for the Poulsbo Citizen Volunteers. This group plays a vital role for Poulsbo and North Kitsap as a whole by showing everyone — young and old — that everyday people can volunteer. Everyday people can make a difference and make their neighborhoods safer places to live.

While the new blood has apparently washed out some good old folks, we sincerely hope it keeps the heart of this very successful program pumping.

We also hope the volunteering men and women in blue continue to serve as a shining example to everyone. We hope the seniors who feel slighted by the change will reconsider their decision to quit. Their service made the program what it is today and we thank them for it.

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