November and Thanksgiving is a natural time of year for us to focus on what we are grateful for. Recently, I heard a great suggestion to apply to our everyday lives. Set a daily alarm on your cell phone, using your birth date, to stop and think of at least one thing you are grateful for. A November 9th birthday would be set for 11:09, or of course you can choose any other time. Every day when the alarm goes off, you stop what you're doing and give thanks. Sometimes it's for something small or for the person you're with at the time or even sharing the idea with a complete stranger! I call it Give Thanks o'clock.
I am very thankful for each and every one of you. I am thankful for the fundraiser team that has us off and running again this year for another great Showcase Homes Tour. I am thankful for all of my committee chairs which are pulling together the work of the organization. I am thankful to this year's Board for agreeing to take on leadership roles in the organization. I am thankful for all the members that participate in the committees they are members of. I am thankful for all that went before us to make us the club we are today. A special thank you for those who have called or sent an email of kind words. We all need more of those.
Developing an attitude of gratitude can be contagious and also helps keep me in a 'glass is half full' frame of mind. I am especially thankful for being part of Roswell Woman's Club. We have all read our history in the yearbook of how a group of about 30 woman gathered and organized Roswell Woman's Club 65 years ago in 1948.
What are you thankful for?
Have a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving,
Julian Tomesh, President
First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal discussed her "Read Across Georgia" initiative, as well as commended both Childhood Development Association and Roswell Woman's Club on each organization's work in supporting literacy in Georgia. See the video.
After Mrs. Deal's message, the RWC presented a check to Donna Symthe, Executive Director of the Child Development Association.
RWC has given over $1.8 million in the form of grants and scholarships to local nonprofit organizations, students, and teacher grants. The Club has been active in the Roswell community for 65 years and has an annual fundraiser to raise money for the North Fulton Community.
All profits from the Club's fundraiser is disbursed through grants and scholarships each year. The RWC is known for presenting Showcase Home Tours and plans to present our 17th Showcase Home Tour next year. Last year's very successful fund-raising event, Rockin' Roswell CHAIRity Event, was a one-year break from our tradition.
Julian Tomesh, President - Roswell Woman's Club
Video courtesy of AboutForsyth.com