From the President's Desk



Hello Fellow Members!

 I recently returned from trip abroad learning the world is so much larger than imagined. I also learned how kind people are (even the gypsies!) to strangers and how important kindness, randomly given, is meaningful.

 So this month of May, focusing on kindness seems appropriate. Some may recall as a youngin’ picking a bouquet of flowers (or flowering weeds) to give to our mothers on May 1st, “May Day” – my mom lovingly put those bouquets in water, displayed them and I was proud she loved them as much I did giving them to her. Perhaps, and likely, she inwardly chuckled at arranging those weeds but she was kind enough to not show it.

 And also there are those who speak about kindness better than I ever could, like:

·   Princess Diana who wrote, “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

·   Even Lady Gaga wrote this, “I believe that kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world.”

·   Or Mother Theresa who spoke these words, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

 We all know how important even the smallest random act of kindness makes us feel, either as a recipient OR a giver. Maybe as we approach May Day, we might surprise someone with our own special ‘bouquet’ of joy and continue to spread kindness!

 Happy Spring!  Nancy D.



Authors’ Faire SUCCESS!

Jerilyn Strongwith Sandi McKaeand Dawnie Roccaoutdid themselves with this year’s Faire. It was shear excellence!! The buzz afterwards was that this was the best year yet! And it WAS!

 The authors’ chosen were fun and inspiring, the decorations exquisite, the giveaways perfect. It was a very special time for all 170 attendees!


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