It is already December 5th   and Christmas is less than 3 weeks away. 
It seems like everything has moved faster this year.   We have one birthday to celebrate; Carol will chalk up another year on December 19th.
At least one of us has already volunteered at the New Life Center wrapping gifts and several of us are planning on doing so on the 6th.  There will still be opportunities next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  According to Patrice it is very well organized. 
There is no Business meeting in December, and our January Business meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday, which is January 9th.  Our Holiday Dinner is a week from yesterday, December 12, at Brick Street.  Dinner is at 6:00 PM but we usually start arriving by 5:30. We have 29 people coming to celebrate together and Kathy Holt has done a great job of getting items for our live auction.  Many thanks, Kathy.  I have been told that our auctioneer, who shall remain nameless, will be recovered enough to do her usual great job.  You can send cards of encouragement if you have not already done so.
I hope that each and all of you enjoy a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Barbara Horcha, President