I realize it's a little early for these greetings, but I firmly believe that we should
count our blessings each and every day and NOT wait for just one day (Thanksgiving)
to do so. I hope all of you have been able to enjoy the beautiful leaves and scenery
that we have had recently. I'm afraid that all the rain and wind in the last few
days have probably put us past the prime time for viewing the leaves. Even so, there's
much beauty to see all around us.
We will be having many opportunities to serve this month – starting off right away
with exercising our privilege to vote in the election on Nov. 3. We should be thankful
that we have the freedom to vote!
We'll be working at the Meadville Soup Kitchen helping those who are less fortunate
and need assistance. We should be thankful that most of us have ample amounts of
food to eat each day!
Please consider donating blood on Nov. 10 at Active Aging at our Annual Blood Drive.
We never know when we might be in need of a pint of blood! We should be thankful
that many people in our community are willing to take time to donate! Will YOU be
one of them?
Nov. 10 is also our monthly Eye Screening at Active Aging for those in our community
who need assistance in obtaining eye glasses. We should be thankful that we have
ample funds to be able to help so many!
Nov. 19 will be a very busy day for Meadville Lions! We will have our Thanksgiving
Dinner and will be honored to have our District Governor attending. Please make
every effort to attend this special meeting.
Later that day we will be helping to put up the Christmas decorations in downtown
Meadville and then enjoy a meal at Post 52. By that time “our” 3 trees at the entrance
to Meadville will be lit and will provide a warm welcome to residents and visitors.
We should be thankful for the fact that we can brighten lives of many in our community.
Many of our members have experienced health problems recently. We should be thankful
for members who are concerned about each other and really care.
I'm especially thankful that our Vice President Sharon and others will be “stepping
up to the plate” and assisting me while I'm recovering from knee surgery!