Our Annual Membership Event has been postponed. We are still holding our regular meeting. If you haven’t done so, RSVP ASAP to Pam G. We are still meeting at Centennial. We will be finished by 7pm. See you there!
Join us at the Barnes & Noble at River Town Crossings Mall on January 7th, 2012. Any purchase you make helps our fundraiser. Be sure to use our Bookfair id #10493278. Give that number when you’re checking out.
We have lots of fun activities planned, so bring the kids, bring the neighbors, bring the neighbors with their kids! We’ll have live entertainment from the Cool Cats, Paws with a Cause will stop by, you can learn sign language, and more!
Can’t make it? Shop online or at any Barnes & Noble between the 7th-11th and use our id #10493278. We still get the credit!
Whether you’re using a gift card or buying a cup of coffee, any and all purchases count, #10493278 (take it with you)
Here’s the Bookfair Flyer with the vouchers. Be sure to print them out to give to your friends and family. See you there!
the number of competing
sounds it takes to
confuse the female ear.
You’re at a party when someone calls your name from across the room. You look around in confusion, trying to pinpoint the source. For help, try asking the guy next to you. A study in the journal Cortex found that women are less adept than men at zeroing in on discrete sounds in noisy environments. Next time you need to hear above the hubbub, tune in to these tips from Bruce Vircks, Au.D., President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology:
- Stand close to a wall – the center of a room is generally the loudest spot.
- At seated functions, choose a high-back chair to block unwanted sounds from behind.
- In conversation, try positioning yourself next to the speaker so her voice goes directly to your ear. If that’s not possible, move to a well-lit area. Watching a speaker’s lips can provide clues to what she’s saying, even if the racket persists.
taken from BH&G, December 2011, pg. 190
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Q.I. has been given our new email address firstname.lastname@example.org, as suggested by Judy.
Pat, Diane, Kathy and I joined Debbie and the Tuesday Group for our annual Christmas luncheon. We served lunch; fruit salad, pasta salad and a variety of sandwiches and wraps.
Everyone waits to be dismissed to go through the serving line.
Diane and Kathy are ready to serve lunch!
There was plenty of food and fun for everyone!
Then it was time to hand out the presents. We always welcome guests and we’re always prepared with a few extra gifts. Everyone who was there, received something.
As always, our Quotarians are generous and the recipients were pleased with their gifts.
I will continue to say what a blessing and true joy it is to watch them open their presents and be so thankful for the small things. They ask for gifts that mean the world to them, but are often times everyday items that you and I take for granted. We are their family at Christmas.
If you want to experience the real meaning of Christmas, put it on your calendar to come next year. You won’t be disappointed and it will lift your spirits to that true Christmas joy.