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May 2016

Letter from the President
Summer has always been my favorite time of year. I'll admit it: I'm happiest when I'm in the sun and near the water. As spring turns into summer, I always feel like I have finally come alive, and then I am reminded of how wonderful it is to be surrounded by good friends, enjoying good food together, and sharing laughs over the silliest of things.

This month, I want to share a poem by C.A. Schlea with you, called "The Fifth Season." This poem ties together, for me at least, my feelings about summer as well as my outlook on life as a whole. I hope you find joy and peace in it as I do.

In the spring of life,
In the flower of youth,
Everything is bright and new.

In the summer of life,
Time of growth and change,
Each day brings new dreams to pursue.

In the autumn of life,
There's a settling down --
Contentment and sureness in what we do.

In the winter of life,
Comes peace and wisdom,
Time to relax and reminisce, too...

But with the passing of these seasons,
Life is still not done, not through,
For there is yet another season,
When each spirit is renewed.
And it is in this calm fifth season,
In this hopeful second spring,
A time of cleansing and rebirth,
A time of new awakening;
Each person's life will come full circle,
Even as the seasons do;
To start another, different life,
Much better than the one we knew.

With Optimism,

Upcoming Meetings/Events
June 7, 2016, 6:00 PM at Fallon’s Restaurant
Sue Kelter, from Lift for Life, will be joining us.

June 21, 2016, 6:00 PM at Fallon’s Restaurant
Guest speaker to be determined.

This n’ That
An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her lounge chair. He spoke softly to her, “Honey, can you hear me?” There was no response. He moved a little closer and said again, “Honey, can you hear me?” Still, there was no response. Finally he moved right behind her and said, “Honey, can you hear me?” She replied, “For the third time, Yes!”


The club would to wish Chris Arps a Happy Birthday!

Quote of the Momth: “My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” – Michael Jordan