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Coming Events January 3, 2005

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Pippen at Stagecrafters 1/19/2005

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Wow! Aurora McLaughlin Celebrates 100 Years

Keep the lights Burning

Afterglow at Good Night Gracie'sThu 1/20/2005

Winter Wonderland Weekend

Larry Chenault makes his transition.

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Pippen at Stagecrafters 1/19/2005

Sailing Singles will be participating in a theme party at the Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak

The Mardi Gras Theme party (costumes encouraged).Pre- glow and silent auction including wine and hors d'oeuvres prior to performance.

Make $30 check payable to Stagecrafters and send to Barb Clarke at 1758 Wickham Royal Oak Mi 48073

Greetings!

Sooo have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Here are some for a start, more next week

May The Coming Year..
Fulfill unkept promises,
Make more friends than aquaintances,
Extend your extended family,
Burn more calories than you take in.

Our New Year Goals.
Give our enemies forgiveness;
Our opponents, tolerance;
Our friends, our heart;
Our children, a good example;
Ourselves, respect (and don't let others devalue what is important to you);
To All Men, Charity;
To everyone Honesty;
and most of all keep looking up and stay connected to our Maker

Peggy Jo

Remember- What we hate most in others, is what we hate in ourselves.

Serving is essential

Through love serve one another-Galations 5:13

Our world has becomea large, impersonal busy institution. We are alienated from each other. Although crowded we are lonely. Distant. Pushed together but uninvolved . No longer do most neighbors visit across the backyard fence. The well manicured front lawn is the modern moat that keeps barbarians at bay. Hoarding and flaunting have replaced sharing and caring.It's like we are occupying common space but have no common interests, as if we're on an elevator with rules like: "No talking, smiling, or eye contact allowed without written consent of management".

Painful though it may be for us to admit it here in this great land of America, we're losing touch with one another. The motivation to help, to encourage, yes, to serve our fellow-man is waning-And yet it is these things that form the essentials of a happy and fulfilled life.

the above is from Wisdom for the way by Charles R. Swindoll


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  • Wow! Aurora McLaughlin Celebrates 100 Years
  • In the photo above (Three "cute as a buttons" and a hunk) from left to right Lee Rossano- McLaughlin, Aurora McLaughlin, John McLaughlin and Peggy Jo.

    John McLaughlin's mother celebrated her 100th Birthday one day after her actual birthday on Sunday January 2, 2005. John is a Past Commodore of Sailing Singles. He presided over the club for three years and was awarded a lifetime membership by the board of directors.

    In aittendance at the Fernhill Country Club were Aurora's children, grandchildren,great grandchldren and great great grandchildren and ,as if that was not enough, scores of extended family.

  • Keep the lights Burning
  • I would like to continue a campaign to keep our Christmas and holiday lights lit up during the winter, at least until Valentine's Day, when spring looms a lot closer. The lights seem to bring a sense of warmth and extra festivity while they are lit, and it seems to take a bit of the edge off the winter doldrums.

    It no doubt is very costly for most businesses to have a service put up the lights, and I wonder why they insist on removing them or turning them off so quickly. Some homes have trees lit that brighten dark streets and bring an old-fashioned-neighborhood feel to what is usually a cold and dark night. When the snow comes, the lights look particularly beautiful, but we hardly get any snow until January and February, when most lights have disappeared. Why not let us enjoy them as long as they are already up?

    Mary DePlanche
    Birmingham

    The above letter to the editor appeared in the Detroit Free Press on December 19, 2004. It couldn't have been said better if I wrote it myself. I have been on the same campaign for years.

    We should keep the lights up until St. Patrick's Day, March 17.-- Well at least until we start thinking about Spring Flowers and the days are a little longer- only then should we start thinking about taking our "winter lights" down - of course all the Christmas wreaths and decorations may be removed now unless they are decorated with Valentine Hearts.

  • Afterglow at Good Night Gracie'sThu 1/20/2005
  • For you go-getters, it's time to start planning ahead for next year with the first AfterGlow of 2005! The upcoming AfterGlow will be hosted Thursday, January 20th at Goodnite Gracie, in downtown Royal Oak, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Goodnite Gracie is located inside Washington Square Plaza at 222 S. Sherman St. in Royal Oak.

    This jazz and martini bar situated in downtown Royal Oak offers the perfect relaxed, dimly-lit atmosphere for business networking. Overstuffed couches, unique pub tables, and illuminated cigar humidors add to the bar's swanky decor.

    The Detroit AfterGlow is a local organization built to promote business growth in the Detroit area by bringing like-minded entrepreneurs and business professionals together in relaxed, upscale environments.

    Bolstered by a relaxed atmosphere in some of Detroit's coolest settings, AfterGlow is quickly becoming one of the most successful after-hours business networking events. The people at these events include company CEOs, presidents and other top decision makers, providing the perfect opportunity for you to meet your next client or even strike your next deal!

    Register here
  • Winter Wonderland Weekend
  • Snow, sliding skis,sleigh ride, sdipping, shopping, snoozing

    You must know where we're going-To the Terrace Inn, by Petoskey for Ski on a Shoestring Weekend. Set aside the last weekend in February for a winter weekend getaway at a bargain price.

    In all, 15 rooms have been reserved for Feb. 25, 26 and morning of 27th, eight of which have twin beds, others have one queen-size bed.

    Downhill skiers can go to nearby Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands or Nub's Nob. Cross country skiers have several options including Petoskey State Park. Shoppers have several options in Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs. Relaxers can just relax.

    If you are interested in going please contact Onita Fitz at 248-852-0698 to let her knowso we can track whether we meet the discount quota. The rooms have been set aside in the name of Pat Setter

    Evie Douglas.

    Total Weekend Price
    Standard Rooms $130 per person
    Deluxe Rooms $152 per person
    Not included Transportation and downhill lift tickets.

  • Larry Chenault makes his transition.
  • Larry passed away on the morning of December 29, 2004. There will be a memorial service in the near future.

    Richard Galla, Pat Setter, Larry Goldsby, Ann Enghardt and Marcia Miller and many others helped Larry through his last months and deserve our admiration for providing him with an extended family.

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