Smile and Be Happy
As we begin our 2021-2022 club year we are reminded how fortunate we have all been.
Our club continued to thrive, even during the pandemic. This, in large part, was due
to the friendship among our members and the desire they had to provide
volunteer service to the community.
We adapted last year with on-line meetings and when we did meet we followed the
guidelines to socially distance and wear masks. The success of this past year boosted
the club’s confidence. We know we can still continue to volunteer and provide
support to our community even during a pandemic.
Our 53 members donated and contributed more than $16,000 and provided 840 hours of community service during 2020. This is remarkable for a club that is 58 years old. Now we look to the future and we can SMILE and BE HAPPY as we come out of the pandemic.
One of our goals for this year is to develop new and exciting projects and programs through our CSP’s which are the heart of our club. We are planning major fundraisers to continue and grow our donations. These donations include scholarships, PAALS, food banks, March of Dimes, Saluda Shoals Leo’s Landing, Habitat for Humanity and so many more deserving causes.
We are also concentrating on leadership and legislative goals. Learning from last year’s
challenges, we have become more computer savvy and socially aware and plan to
develop these skills on a greater level. And of course we want to publicize
our service so that we will continue to receive support from the community.
Last year we asked members to be “kind” and this year, coming out of the pandemic
we are asking everyone to “SMILE and BE HAPPY”!