Club President's Message

A monthly message from the current club president:

March 2019                             

 A Note from Dee:

Hi to all:

Sitting here in my office, the snow is coming down hard and the landscape is covered and quiet.  Little tiny signs of Spring have appeared – tree buds swelling, daylight extended and birds twittering – giving us hope that the season will turn soon.  There are all kinds of good things happening for our club as well.  New members, recognition in a community publication, successful fundraising and fun activities in the plans – all signs the club is active and energized. Like the coming Spring, we are ready to ‘bloom’!

At our March meeting, we’ll discuss another change that’s coming – moving our meeting space for at least the May and June meetings and perhaps more permanently. New owners of the current space have accelerated their timeline for renovations and so we will be meeting at the recently renovated Mt. View Country Club (previously known as the Elks Country Club) for those two meetings.  Then, over the next couple of months, we’ll be gathering information on options for our meetings starting in August – watch for a survey coming out later in March – and we’ll get member input before selecting our next venue.  We can think of it as an opportunity to try something new!

Coming soon, we’ll be looking for members to begin to help with our Fall fundraising event, the Nittany Charity Classic Golf Tournament. Much like the lasagna dinner, there will be sponsors to engage, donations to be collected for a raffle or auction and prizes, not to mention planning for the event day itself.  We are so lucky to have the base of the Pink Ribbon Classic to build on and members who’ve been part of that wonderful event over the years.  They can be our advisors J

With a Harrison’s fundraiser and a ‘Cheers to Art’ sip & paint night, this will be a fun few months, with networking, team building and raising funds for our supported programs.  It’s a great time to bring a friend or colleague to a meeting or activity and to encourage them to consider joining SICC!  Sharing the volunteering – that’s what this world needs more of.

I’m sharing a quote I came across which resonated with me:

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.

All the best,