Issue 197, September 17, 2023

We are off and running with some very busy Fall months. Please mark your calendar for all of the amazing programs and fundraisers to get involved with.

This past Wednesday, we had an energizing meeting with some quick wit and interesting personal stories. Our guest speaker, Nadine Salem, a global strategist and connection cultivator, reminded us of the importance of resiliency and adaptability.

Nadine shared her perspective on resiliency. This is a character trait we all need to develop. Jobs are always changing (i.e.: many positions are now being replaced by AI). Many businesses will be bought out and small businesses may merge or simply go away. We must be adaptable to change; Unlearn the way we always did things and relearn new ways.

She pointed out the three main ways to reduce stress:
• Recognize and accept that things will happen. Hardship and suffering is part of life.
• Reframe the way you view hard experiences. Instead, think why is something happening for me?
• Zoom out and take a macro view. Get outside your own thoughts and get a bigger perspective. Handle problems as they come. Don’t stress about future problems.

This week, we will dive into the world of robotics with John Wood, CEO of Sally Dark Rides (formerly Sally Industries). Come learn about many of the projects they are involved in, and some of the animated creatures they have designed at our favorite theme parks and businesses. Don’t forget we have an exciting Meet-a-Member at Fisher Design this Thursday, as well as our annual Clay Shoot fundraiser on Friday. All of the fundraiser’s proceeds go to our ROTC scholarships.

Don’t forget to bring a guest and a door prize. Also, if you haven’t already donated, please bring a gift card for our unique Gift Card Raffle. This fundraiser is a great opportunity to possibly win lots of shopping gift cards just before the holidays. Buy your tickets at the meeting!

Have a great week.

Jeanne Maron
2023 President

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