2015 Annual AppealGive a Little Love to the Bottom Line!
Give a Little Love to the Bottom Line
When I started as your Executive Director in April of 2015 I borrowed from Dr. Seuss and reminded us that there was no limit to the places we could go.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one(s) who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Many of you ask my why I do this, or how I do this, or if I sleep. I am going to tell you the answer right now. YOU are the wind beneath my wings. OK, it sounds melodramatic, but the reality is it’s all about you. You, the Lifespan family. Without you, there is no Lifespan, there is no family, there is no joy …..without you.
As 2015 comes to a close, we are asking each of you to “Give a Little Love to the Bottom Line.” You may think the bottom line refers to the bottom line of a financial statement, and it does. But that’s not all the bottom line means to Lifespan. Here’s how we define the bottom line!
- 90 folks registered for Summer Session and 100 for Fall.
- Our MET volunteers escorting 50 elders on 350 trips to Dr appointments.
- Having 30 people hang around for the afternoon classes.
- 65 people at lunch almost every week during the fall session.
- Full technology classes in winter, spring, summer and fall.
- Older but Still Getting Wiser classes with new content and presenters.
- A vibrant new website to encourage more people to participate in our programs.
- A revitalized spirituality series gradually increasing interest & connections to our congregations.
- An amazing energy we see in the photos, feel each week, & experience every time we are together.
- And yes, going from a negative bottom line to a positive one.
The journey is underway. The ship is righted, the sails are set—and all of you are the wind. Please turn to page 3, fill our the annual appeal form and give a little love to the bottom line. Thank you.
Love, Peggy Palmiter