President's Letter, February, 2019

Post date: May 3, 2019 4:54:13 PM

Mike’s Message for February

Last year at this time, I traveled to Punxsutawney to garner some advice for the Club from the wise and esteemed groundhog. But the Board, in their cheap- skated wisdom, refused to refund my expenses. So this Groundhog, Gus, who was considerably less expensive.

After explaining my concerns and questions at length, Gus told me to buy all the Lottery tickets I could afford and wait for the windfall. Before I could explain that the Board would notrefund anything, he hung up. So I was back to square one. While sitting on a park bench, wallowing in self pity, a bird landed on my shoulder, and asked why I was so glum. (No, I am not crazy. It was a parrot, and as you all know, some parrots do talk.) I told him my story and he offered this advice: “You can’t throw money at a problem and expect it to be solved. Singlepeople don‘t need costly advice. They merely need each other. When lonely people get together, the loneliness disappears.” Then he flew off, (leaving on my shoulder a small reminder ofhis visit). Later on,

while laundering my shirt, I considered his advice. He is right, you know. All we have to do is to get together, and things start looking up right away. CAC offers lots of different events forsingle people to come together and enjoy each other’s company. All you need to do is to try out some events and see for yourself. It’s so easy. So listen to the parrot and join us at some events this month. You will be glad you did. And if you happen to need any lottery tickets, just ask me. It seems that I have quite a few more than I need.

Mike Kernan

P.S. Is there any chance that the Board will reimburse my dry cleaning bill for that shirt?