Julia Morgan's original drawings for our Clubhouse, Courtesy of Cal Poly Archives
 

MARCH 2017 - A Thought to Ponder - Spring into Action by Cyndi Runstrom

March 15, 2017 9:51 AM | Linda Wilson (Administrator)

As we dry out, spring breezes bring the smell of wild flowers, fresh green grasses, mowed hay fields, tilled rich soil, and bud break and blossoms on fruit trees and vines. Spring is a good motivator!


Spring Forward….catching up for the hour lost

Spring Cleaning…..tidying a drawer, a closet, a file or two

Spring Outside…..hike, enjoy your yard, get out and about

Spring Forth….our planted bulbs begin to show their color


Spring into Action.


After the March General Meeting several members approached Board members to have us consider sponsoring young people in response to the passionate PACE program. Earlier in September I posed a question: "Could you recite our mission statement?" It appears on our monthly slides each meeting. Could you do it right now?


Your program committee under the direction of the First Vice President does a wonderful job of bringing programs to us that cover a broad variety of thoughtful, emotional, informative, and educational topics. This year, as stated, the goal was to expose our members to programs and ideas outside of TMC which might inspire their hearts to participate with and/or support a variety of philanthropic organizations. Thus far, we have had the privilege of hearing program speakers, representatives, and founders of organizations that do INSPIRE us to take action.


But understand that the membership as well as the Board of Directors are charged with our mission statement: "To enhance the educational, civic, social and cultural quality of the San Luis Obispo community." Let us not forget to step up and help to this end FIRST as a Club. Yes, there are other ways we can contribute and should do so if the desire is strong. But I challenge you to remember why you are a member. Dig into the history of our club and it's list of accomplishments. You will be recharged and inspired.


Both the TMC and TMCC mission statements reflect our goals well. They are a covenant with the public’s trust, and our promise of the work we do for this community. The mission statements help us focus and be clear about our work to achieve the goals we have set. They set parameters to help us not undermine our impact. For TMC, that impact is the enrichment of the community of San Luis Obispo. It is wonderful to hear from many of you who may be inspired to reach out to our speakers on your own. We would love to hear from you, if you are willing to share your participation with us in the future.


For a moment, ponder and remember why you are a member. We are stewards of this building. We are the reflections of those who made strides before us. We will make that community difference they sought to achieve. Spring into Action – Volunteer – Make TMC matter – Say Yes to TMC. 


A thought for you:     

Coming together is a Beginning.

Keeping together is Progress.

Working together is Success.

 - - Henry Ford- -    


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