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Musings, Memories and Miscellany from our MoM’s

Today our Featured Member of the Month is: Hunter S. (Hunter1)
Hunter was named our MoM for February 2009

It was December 2005 and I was moving and a friend was helping. When I told her I was going to donate most of my fiction books or other books I no longer needed, she wanted them. She told me about PBS and I told her to take the books so she could post them. After I was settled into my new home, I still had too many books. So I called my friend to ask about PBS and she explained how it worked and also told me she was having a great time playing in the swaps. So really, I joined PBS because the games sounded like fun and I wanted to join and play in the same games as my friend.

During the summer of 2006, the Diva Swap was started and I joined. It was great fun and when the hostess left, I took it over in 2007. The Diva members became such an important part of my life. I had made some best friends on PBS and we had never even met! Then in 2007/08 I became a Tour Guide. I wanted to give something back to the organization that had given me so much, so I took the test, passed it and started helping other members. But what I didn’t realize at the time was what an incredible group I had joined. The Tour Guides on PBS are fabulous and I’ve made even more friends. Since then, I’ve become a Tour Guide Leader, assisting other TG’s in helping members.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet some of my fellow Divas and some of my fellow TG’s and I’ve been thrilled. I look forward to meeting many more.

I cannot imagine not having PBS in my life. It has given me so much more than I could ever describe or ever return. But it does prove the old saying, “What goes around, comes around.” The more I give to PBS, the more I receive.


If you have any nominations for Member of the Month, submit them to us here.  Your nomination will not “expire”–anyone you nominate will have a chance at getting Member of the Month if enough nominations accumulate over time. Each month the person who has the most votes accumulated when the Newsletter goes to press gets to be Member of the Month and gets a newsletter mention and a nifty MoM icon to wear on profile and forum posts with pride.  So go for it! Tell us who’s helped you in the Forums, who’s been a great swapper, who in your opinion is a credit to PBS.  We are keeping a list of all the nominated members.  Who knows–one of them might be YOU!

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3 Responses to “Musings, Memories and Miscellany from our MoM’s”

  1. Melody P. (MelodyP) Elyria, OH says:

    Hunter is absolutely one of the best members to get to know here on PBS. I have had the honor to personally meet her, and she has become a dear friend. Her knowledge is great, her willingness to help is even greater, and her sincerity and loyalty is unsurpassed!

  2. Laurie D. (dutrall) , says:

    I’ve also been lucky enough to meet Hunter in person and she is just the most wonderful person. She’s so generous and thoughtful and my life is richer for having her as my friend.

  3. Diane G. (icesk8tr) , says:

    What an awesome MoM!! You are a wonderful person and Tour Guide, and maybe one day our paths will cross and we can meet in person!

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