The Message from the President

Dearest Newcomers,

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle
the inner spirit.”
– Albert Schweitzer

I’m writing this message after days of snow and ice kept us confined to home for a few days. Like maybe we should be used to that after the last year?? Well, it’s still hard if you’re someone who loves/needs to get out and about interacting with folks. I am so grateful for those family members and Newcomer friends who have shared phone and text conversations that resulted in my inner spirit shining a bit brighter.

Even if March roars in like a lion, it is the beginning of Spring – a time for a lot more sunshine (hopefully), planning and planting for new and to-be improved gardens, maybe doing some hiking or taking long walks or just feeling good about the rest of the year to come. Some of us have received the Covid vaccine and others of us are waiting our turn; that in itself is a reason for feeling better about March and the rest of 2021!

Some Newcomers and guests met at Bluegrass for the February luncheon. It was a small group but everyone seemed to have a good time. My thanks go out to Bobette for leading us in a fun game centering on what was in our purses; she worked with the folks at Bluegrass to have some pretty table decorations, and she invited one of her music students to play for us during lunch. The food was really delicious, and the Bluegrass staff took such good care of us. My thanks also go out to Irene Erickson for bringing cloth masks that she had made; the proceeds from the mask sales were given to our Club! Please note that luncheon costs were covered by the paid reservations – no additional money was required to pay the amount owed to Bluegrass.

We will be having a March luncheon, so if you are so inclined, please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 11th. Our charity for March will be the Sumner County Veterans Food Pantry. (Please note that the National Viet Nam War Veterans Day is celebrated in March.)

We have moved forward on cleaning out our rented storage space. Bluegrass is going to pick up the four bins of chair covers; we have trashed some old stuff and given away some other things. We are on target for closing out the rental contract by the end of February.

When researching special days in a particular month, I note the serious ones, the ones that tug at your heart strings or that relate to our history or various disease preventions or whatever. With all due respect, they won’t be included in my messages; I look for the funny or the “I didn’t know that” kind of ones. Did you know there was a Peanut Butter Day? (Franky, I think I celebrate that every day!) There’s a National Get over it Day – who knew? There’s even a National I want You to be Happy Day – and I wish that for all of you reading this message.

For all who are going through rough times, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wishing you all good health happiness,
Love, Carol Gower