“It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t know you can’t do it!” (Loretta LaRoche in What Happy People Know, Baker & Greenberg). Isn’t that the truth? When I started working on “Orange Blossom Special” on my fiddle some years ago, I heard a little boy who looked about 5 (turned out he was 8) pick up his little-bitty fiddle and play it with our fiddle teacher, Tiny Moore. He was awesome! I was flabbergasted! I asked Tiny “How can he do that? He’s barely out of diapers!” Tiny grinned and said, “He’s too young to know it’s supposed to be hard.”
So I guess what happy women know is how to keep that youthful attitude about whatever it is that we want to accomplish. Sutter District is full of such women! I hope you don’t get tired of hearing me say that I continue to be amazed oat what gets done around here. I truly feel blessed to have you as my friends and sisters.
We’re off and running into our 2010-11 year. For most of our clubs, September is a new beginning after a summer off. (Yes, I’m going to suggest again that some of you try a year-round approach. I know of one club that has flourished from doing so and gained 5 or 6 new members in the process.)
I know this is going to be a year of growth for all of us this year…. In membership and influence. Let’s make this year when we really get the word out about whom we are and what we are doing!.
I’ve been rereading some of our excellent materials, trying to see what I could throw away, to be honest. One I am keeping is called “How to Retain GFWC Club Members (2003). It’s really about how to keep your club vibrant and inviting…well, come to think of it, that should help you keep and gain new members. And keep your leaders happy and fulfilled!
“Members are likely to remain in a club that has a positive presence and reputation in the community. Proactive public relations enhance the perception of the club and its work” And I think this is important. Besides attracting new members, it “instills a sense of pride and satisfaction in its current members.” It’s part of what keeps us all happy women!
See you in October, first at the Area A Meeting and later at our Sutter District meeting.
CFWC - OUR GOALS!
The California Federation takes pride in its community service projects. We are especially proud of our efforts to enhance the leadership, tutoring and mentoring skills of our volunteers, members of the community and especially today's youth.
Through seminars, conferences, forums and traveling leadership teams we can make a difference in the way people cope in their day-to-day lives, in our ever changing complex world.
OUR GOALS ARE: To encourage leadership for individuals, for the schools and for our communities.
To encourage leadership for individuals, for the schools and for our communities.
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