Club Meeting – November 20th, 2014
Today we reviewed preparations for our annual Christmas for Kids project. Earline Orndorff, Chair of the Christmas for Kids committee, had as her guests the City of Salem Elementary Schools counselors who select the children participating in this special event to be held December 12th & 13th. We need everyone to step up and help as in years past.
The Christmas for Kids program focuses on children who need assistance and good cheer. This program allows children to understand that Christmas is about giving, and while the kids do receive presents themselves, they also are given the thrill and satisfaction of giving presents to their parents, siblings and caregivers. It really focuses on the reason for the season and is a very uplifting and anticipated event for the school system, the kids and our club members.
In a city of 25,000 people, taking 40 kids from less fortunate families and making a difference in their and their families lives helps makes a difference. It should come as no surprise that the annual Christmas for Kids event is one of our Club’s most favorite and gratifying projects.
During last years program Sheri Smith gave this speech which is worth sharing again.