Every December 31st we bid farewell to another year, reflecting on all we have accomplished and endured. Then the following day, we awaken to a blank slate upon which twelve more months’ worth of achievements and memories can be built.
Looking back at 2017, we can all be immensely proud of our club’s impact both locally and globally. For just a moment, think about the numerous populations touched by our small, determined group of women. We stood up for our sisters-in-need by collecting bras and toiletries. Our generous scholarships and the GCI program supported students charting a course to college. We fought child abuse with tiny purple caps. Cell phones, hats, crossword puzzles and Christmas stockings brightened the lives of those who serve our country. Blankets, pillows and birthday bags brought comfort to the sick and elderly. Our “giving” streak went on and on.
Staring at the blank slate ahead of us, we welcome the opportunity to become the architects of wonderful projects that spread love and happiness in the community. The past year provided us with incredible building blocks; our challenge today is to construct great new achievements with them. This amazing team of enthusiastic members, backed by creative fundraising efforts, can build on our success and continue rising upward. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, there are no barriers to our progress except those we erect ourselves. So I’m telling 2018 to get ready for us! The VTWC is on a roll and there’s no stopping us now!