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Soon we will be wrapping up our Strategic Planning sessions and I’ll be presenting my recommendations to the Board and the Membership. This hasn’t been the easiest project to tackle but I think we’ve done a great job of collecting information, opinions and suggestions for improvement in our Club. Certainly, if there’s anything you’d like to be discussed, please join us on Nov. 17th at Cathy Kaiser’s condo, you can email her for directions. We begin our discussion around 6:45. Please let me (Martha) know that you are going to attend.
The Barnes & Noble book fair is going to be a great event! There has been a tremendous amount of time and effort in planning and organizing. Let’s get the word out, again, to support the Club and our mission. Click here to read more.
‘Make a Difference Day’ at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services was a big hit! We collected 27 hearing aids that will be refurbished and distributed to low income people in the community. Additionally, new sites have been added in several locations:
Elder’s Helpers, 1407 Robinson Rd. SE; Grace Lutheran Church, Coopersville; Orchard Hill Church at 3 Mile and Bristol, GR; Drs. Niquette and Fair, Fremont; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Newaygo. Other sites pending are the GR Veterans Home and Porter Hills. If you have any connections where you think we might be able to collect hearing aids, please let me know.
Something to think about…
The world is all new all the time. I go out there, and every day I’m starting all over again. I’m always an amateur. I may start something that’s not supported by my peers. Every day I give up. But then I always come back to it, thinking that perhaps someone will be encouraged to try something new, something different, something impactful. Controlled hysteria is what’s required. To exist constantly in a state of hysteria. It’s agony. But everyone has agony. The difference is that I try to take that agony home and teach it to sing.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.