Volunteer organizations of all orts have some basic things in common. Chief among those things is the presence of some few people who are willing to devote staggering amounts of time, energy and life's blood to keep those organizations alive vital and growing.
"Letter from the Incoming President,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol16/iss1/4