One of the most cogent reasons yet enumerated for regular attendance at committee meetings comes from a young matron of our acquaintance, who was asked to serve on a School Library Committee. She agreed to do so, but explained that she would be unable to attend the initial meeting. The next letter she received from the group began, "Dear Chairman ..."
"And now," the chairman said, "I would like to notify the members of the volunteer committee of their appointment."—Food Marketing in New England
Committee work is like a soft chair—easy to get into but hard to get out of.—Kenneth J. Shivley