Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Brunch with Santa - and Motivational Speaker

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Ho Ho Ho - our dedicated member and excellent caterer, Diane Braasch, provided a wonderful brunch, with all kinds of tasty delights (and we already have the best breakfast in town!). We were encouraged to bring guests and were delighted that so many people could join us. Then Santa (or was that Mrs. Claus?) arrived and handed out fun gifts, including a "tea with the Queen" flowery hat for Gillian, and a book for Mody on how to attract a nice Jewish girl. Thanks Diane!

We also had a motivational speaker, David Trotter, who is passionate about helping people awaken to the rich, meaningful life that is available to everyone. A former pastor, David encouraged us to embrace change and to alter our mindset from "criticize, complain, contradict" to "model, share, embrace." In his ministry, just as we do in Rotary, he used this philosophy while traveling to several third-world countries to help others. He co-founded the Awaken children's home in India, providing a home, love, safe water, and education for impoverished orphans.

With over 10 years of non-profit leadership experience, David speaks and writes on the topics of motivation, spirituality, and marriage.

Reminder: Next week, December 29 will be "dark" - no meeting. Our next meeting will be January 5, 2011.