Club meetings start at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at the
Fremont Elks Lodge, 38991 Farwell Drive, Fremont, California
The Christmas party is just around the corner and we havenít much time to
prepare. I can hardly believe itís December already! My goodness! Where
HAS the time goneÖ The holidays are upon us and thereís no time to waste.
You can find all sorts of key information in this monthís edition, so donít miss
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Having just been through Thanksgiving, I have to say thank you to every one of our program presenters of 2009. There were a couple I wasnít present to hear, but all in all, itís been a good year. Iíd also like to thank the membership for all their encouragement and comments over the past four years. Iíve felt privileged and blessed to be part of such a caring, considerate group that genuinely likes to get together and share. I also have to thank our board members and officers for putting in so much time and effort to help the club run smoothly. Itís a healthy club, so we definitely have much to be thankful for.
Going forward, let us remember the past fondly, encourage each other to plod ahead into the coming year boldly, and show anyone who passes through what makes our club so special. Itís the same thing today than it was when I first darkened the doorway nearly six years agoÖ the people. Some come all too infrequently, demographics flex with the seasons, but the social core is what really makes the difference.
Take the opportunity this holiday season to pull someone aside and let them know you appreciate them. Donít let time wind down without taking stock of the things in life that matter most. Be Santa Claus to someone who desperately needs it, and give from the joy of your heart. Serving others positively in any any capacity benefits us all. Merry Christmas!
Matthew J. Hutchinson