I need to vent! On Saturday our neighborhood social committee held an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids that many of us are saying was rigged. It was as if the committee parents gave their own kids a map to find the eggs, because the minute the whistle blew they made a bee-line straight to them and hoarded them. A few of the little kids started crying because they weren't able to find anything, yet the committee parents didn't tell their kids to share with the others. Who's responsible for putting these committees together in the first place?
Pissed Off Pat
It's likely the President of your H.O.A. sent an email to residents asking for volunteers for the social committee. That being said, if you want to make sure that contest rigging doesn't happen in the future, you and your friends should sign up to help with the next event. If they tell you the committee is full, form your own and plan an event without involving the H.O.A. or the current social committee. You and your friends could plan a bake sale, or yard sale and spread the word by knocking on doors and putting flyers in mailboxes. It's a free country, and there's no law that says you can't organize fun events for your friends and their children.