The holiday season is upon us and there are many more volunteer opportunities out there. Our speaker was from an Alzheimer's facility and she also told us about opportunities to visit nursing homes over the holidays.

Our club has two standing commitments to CAM. One is the Senior food boxes. This event falls on the Friday before the third Saturday each month. We need more people to show up for that because we are increasingly depending on a small core of individuals. This is a service opportunity for the entire club, not just for the "Old Faithfuls." Please plan to be there Friday, Nov. 20th and Friday, Dec. 18th.

We also have a commitment to CAM to get their Thanksgiving food boxed and ready to hand out. Our club has traditionally spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving doing this. This will coincide with the food boxes and make us have to double up. Some people may have commitments that weekend, so please keep CAM in mind. We can't let them down! Mike Hoke will be in contact with you about this event.

Stan Carr asked for our help in December for two projects with the Salvation Army. Many of us signed up to ring bells on December 5th and then to sort toy donations on the 19th.

Sherry and Mike Reiland graciously agreed to host our Christmas party at their place in Hockley on Dec. 12th, so you can see that we have a very full December calendar, and we aren't even there yet! Please put all of these events on your calendar, and make time for "service above self" during the holiday season.

Alan's helpful suggestion to move Christmas further away from deer season met with some interest, but Rev. Justin didn't think it was feasible on such short notice, so we are probably stuck with that conflict. Please make it work!