Football, Basketball… playoffs and running for the titles, the leaves changing colors and warm fires during winter storms. I love fall. It is that time when we really start thinking about family and friends. I spent a few hours in the warmth of friends playing cards, something I haven’t done in a long time. As we head toward the holidays and the good times we’ll have with friends and family, know there is a family that is suffering here at home and in many a distant countries.
As Rotarians we can help. There are a variety of projects all around the region that will benefit families. Our fellow Rotarians with the Bay Area Rotary Club host the Festival of Trees. We will be assisting with a tree this year to help them raise funds for the many service projects that they do (like the Shots for Tots Program). Our own Bus Jam Toy and Food Drive (Sat, Dec 6th), will have a significant impact on Coos County Children and their families. The Coquille Christmas Parade provides a joyful setting for families to get them in the Holiday spirit. Our hosting of the Light’s at Shore Acres will help provide an experience like no other to families locally and from all over the world. And, November is Rotary Foundation month. You can make a contribution that will give all year long for local and regional projects and those that happen in countries around the world.
It is a busy time of year, there is no doubt about it. But, if you have a moment to spare or a dollar to give, won’t you consider doing that? Find out more or get updates by visiting our website, www.coosbaynorthbendrotary.org or liking our Facebook page.
See you Tuesday. Yours in Rotary Service,
Stephanie Kilmer, President