Imagine —75 years of promoting unity and good fellowship, striving toward civic, philanthropic and youth welfare advancement. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does as it is our Bylaw, Article II.PURPOSE. Our Founding Members were visionaries.......and today, 75 years later, we continue paying this vision forward with our many and varied activities. The Christmas trees are down, the holiday dishes and decorations are stored and we have happily enjoyed the cool weather and rain. All the chairs were filled for a cheerful, very well attended January Social and General Meeting. Bylaw revisions were passed and our attentions and efforts quickly turned to focus on the exciting activities we have in store for Spring 2019. Please read the Newsletter and attachments carefully and mark your calendars as there are important deadlines for all of the activities. I hope to see you at some of the planning meetings—Ways and Means for Casino Night, Education, Philanthropy, Huck Finn, Wistaria Festival, our special Birthday event in February. Give the chairman a call if you have time to participate—It is the reason that we belong to Civic Club. Participating is fun, interesting and, to paraphrase what was written 75 years ago, “promotes unity and good fellowship”....

 





FOOD FOR THOUGHT—INSPIRATIONAL 

NEW YEAR PONDERINGS 


Every New Year brings a chance to mark the passage of time, reflect on the past, and embrace the future. Some of us celebrate the occasion by partying into the wee hours of the morning; others struggle to stay awake to watch the clock hands move past twelve. We make resolutions, only to break them; we promise to do better, try harder, be better, but oftentimes fall short as life gets in the way. Let's start the New Year with a few chuckles! “New Year’s Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” —Mark Twain “ Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” —Bill Vaughn “ An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” —Bill Vaughn “ Last year's resolution was to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. Only 30 pounds to go.” —Bill Vaughn
Health and Happiness to you all!



2019 Sierra Madre Civic Club Board