District No. 1080

From the Station of the Lecturing Knight

What a fantastic MOTHER’S DAY!! We served 61 Mom’s, 57 Adults, 9 Kids, 10 Scouts, and 15 volunteers for a total of 153 Dinners. I am ever so thankful for the for the following: Sal Quijano, Jack DiPinto, Bill Bailey, Cobey Maldonado, Linda Williams, Wally Graves, Bill Woodall, Terry & Peggy Salmon, Norm Hahn, Jr Tamayo, Jerri Quintin, Vince Bruccolieri, Mary Simpkins and Jean Spilman.  What a tremendous work group.  THANKS!  We had to run to the store and purchase additional food on two occasions and even then we ran out of food.  I am very sorry for that.

As everyone knows we are at the beginning of a new year and I personally know that our new Exalted Ruler, Sal Quijano, would like nothing better than to have a banner year and this can be accomplished by your participation. Do not wait around for Sal to ask you to help out.  You should step up and volunteer to do something for him and your Lodge.

One of the areas that needs improvement in our Lodge deals with People and their attitude; all of our attitudes.  I would like to borrow from Optimist International and offer a challenge to each of our members to practice these ten items during this coming year; To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.  To make all of your friends feel that there is something in them.  To look at the sunny side of everything and make your dreams come true.  To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only for the best.  To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.  To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.  To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, to noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

If only all of us would practice these ten items, O WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THIS WOULD BE. Step up and please help!

Grady Sain

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