Here’s to all the volunteers, those dedicated people who are helping others. Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. I can no other answer make, but, thanks and thanks. – a merging of various quotes by Linda
Friday Morning (David)
It’s Friday the 13th, the beginning to an end of a wonderful week. As some team members headed off to their daily job assignments we waited. (“patience”) Joan was taken to the E.R. to have her wrist checked out. The doctor determined it to be a strained tendon (“self awareness” and “positive attitude”) meanwhile the painting projects were rained out; thus some job assignments were changed (“balance and flexability”) As we drove down the highway towards St. Mary’s, we never caught up with the Manpower group. So we decided to pick up litter along the highway near a creek (“positive attitude, compromise and flexibility”) We easily filled a large trash bag with litter, mostly beer bottles. In the creek something was spotted, we thought to be a rather old and large beaver dam (“assume the best”). We proceeded back to town and over to the Manpower center where they provided us with a feed, consisting of sandwiches, chips and cookies. All in all, we had fun (“there’s no I in team or volunteer, humor and have fun”).
Observations: The BCC Medicine Spring Library Director, Virginia Weeks, has worked here 6 years. From Illinois, she received her second master’s degree from Montana State University in Boseman, in counseling. Her first was in library science.
George Kipp director of Manpower, the One Stop tribal agency for everything from pregnant teens to veterans and those in between, is perpetually optimistic. Clifford Whitegrass, Sheryl Tail Feathers, Tomylisea, and their colleagues, operate programs in which we all have been involved. Taken together, they are part of the development infrastructure – from education to job certification – that is being deployed to do the near impossible: Help Blackfeet get out of poverty through education, creating jobs through vocational education, and stemming the flow of registered Blackfeet who leave for better opportunities elsewhere….Lest there be any doubt, We are appreciated.
Saturday, June 14, 2014: Message by Joan
“Success is not final, Failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Thank you to all. It was an inspiring, uplifting and educational week. I hope we contributed as much as we learned!