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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE January 2020
By Deb Kelly
I laugh as I read over my President’s Message from last January – specifically commenting on “putting aside those unfinished handmade gifts for next year” (which is now) and “My New Year’s resolution is to finish something before I start another something, AND to spend a few minutes on the elliptical every day”.
How did that work for me? Well, the unfinished handmade gifts are still unfinished - I have started many projects which now sit amongst them, and the elliptical machine has long since been recycled at the curb. I guess this is why we have a “New Year” every year – so that we can start all over with good intentions!
2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac, starting from the 2020 Chinese New Year on January 25 and lasting to 2021 Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 11. 2020 is also the BVQ Year of the Show.
Though people consider the rat not adorable, and actually quite gross, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac signs. It has characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality. So let’s approach our show with those characteristics – the spirit to jump in and help, the wit to get through the stressful times and disagreements, the alertness we will need as crunch time approaches, the delicacy and flexibility we need to deal with the inevitable crises that will arise, and the vitality to maintain our stamina to get it all done! So, if you are called a RAT by someone in the midst of our planning, consider it a complement – you are doing a good job!
The countdown has started……
Happy New Year!