Hello, all!


We hope your holiday season was and continues to be more joyful than stressful. The close of one year and the beginning of another seems to cause most people to contemplate how the waning year went and consider what they want from the one to come.

I know a lot of people make resolutions for the New Year. I'm not one of them. I believe every single day offers us the chance to change what we are trying to improve about ourselves. It's a lot less disappointing if I miss the mark one day because I know I can try again tomorrow. If I fail,

I try to remember that we learn more from our failures than our successes. I try to find the lesson in the challenge and try to do better the next day.

As a club, we have the opportunity to help people who are making enormous changes in their lives, striving for improvement under very challenging circumstances. The women of Harmony House leave most everything behind to make better lives for themselves and their children.

Our scholarship recipients enter a whole new world in higher education. So, in addition to your personal reflection this season, I ask you to remember that we're all one family--the human family--and as you look toward the changes you want to make for your future, please continue to join our club in making it possible for others to do the same. They say a rising tide raises all ships. I look at the Women of the Western Communities as a group of people who do a lot to lift the tide for ourselves and others with our eyes toward making the world a better place together.

I'm so proud to be part of this group. Your dedication to our missions fills me with hope and joy, and I hope you feel the same. There's still time to bring friends who also want to change the world. Please invite them to our meeting this month and next so they can see how much fun we have making the world a brighter place.

I look forward to seeing you January 4 and meeting the friends you bring! All the best to all,