Sooo have you made your New Year's
resolutions yet? Here are some for a start, more next
May The Coming Year..
Make more friends than aquaintances,
your extended family,
Burn more calories than you take
Our New Year Goals.
Give our enemies
Our opponents, tolerance;
Our children, a good
Ourselves, respect (and don't let others devalue
what is important to you);
To All Men, Charity;
and most of
all keep looking up and stay connected to our
Remember- What we hate most in others, is what we hate
Through love serve one
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
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Survey participants will be eligble for a drawing for a
$10.00 Gift certificates to McCormick and Schmick's.
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Wow! Aurora McLaughlin Celebrates 100
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Winter Wonderland Weekend|
Snow, sliding skis,sleigh ride, sdipping, shopping,
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
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
Total Weekend Price
Standard Rooms $130 per
Deluxe Rooms $152 per person
Transportation and downhill lift tickets.
Larry Chenault makes his
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
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