For the Ladies (January, 2009)

posted May 13, 2015, 5:42 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 13, 2015, 5:42 PM ]


Happy New Year.  I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season.   I want to again thank all those who helped make the Children’s Christmas Party such a great success.   It was a wonderful event and everyone seemed to have a good time.  
I also want to thank those of you that brought cookies to the December meeting.  I am sorry that the meeting did not go exactly as planned, but I think everyone had a nice evening.   A special thank you goes to Helen McDaniel for donating the money from the sale of her homemade jams to go to the Scottish Rite Foundation for the Childhood Language Disorder Clinic. 
There is a need in the clinic for a volunteer(s) to come in for a few hours a week to help out on some projects.   They need help with:
  • Cleaning/organizing toys
  • Organizing books
  • Coloring/laminating articulation cards
  • Taking unwanted toys to Goodwill or other charity
  • Putting together therapeutic materials
  • Copying protocols
  • Organizing parent resources 
  • Researching referral lists for other services in area
  • Filing charts
If you can volunteer for a couple of hours each week or if you can help with one 
or more of these projects please call and let me know.  I will be working with the clinicians to set up a schedule for the one time volunteers as well as for the once a week volunteers.   As this New Year begins with all its wonderful possibilities, so does a new year begin for Scottish Rite.   Tuesday, January 27, 2009, will be the Installation of Officers and I hope to see all of you there.  
I have enjoyed the time I have spent with you this past year and I hope to continue to see you over the coming months.  I look forward to and enjoy the time we spend together in community.  Robert McAfee Brown commented that, “How does one keep from "growing old inside"? “Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people…. Taking community seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of the notion that we are indispensable”.

May God bless each of you,