So with a lot of new energy around the Community there is a need to clarify some of my thoughts around why we as Community Leaders give and for what reasons. I would be lying of I said that I did all the speaking, helping to lead a .NET User Group and volunteer to work on community events totally out of the goodness of my heart. I can tell you that I try to give more than I take from these endeavors in the community. My wife can agree with that statement when she sees the spending I do for the travel, lodging and food for the events and also the time away from my family. She knows and understand the reasons why I work so hard for the Community. So why do I do what I do?