The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill will be "Dark"
December 28th, 2016 - the Wednesday after Christmas
The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill
22nd Annual Golf Classic
Friday Oct 7, 2016
For the past 24 years a group of guys from around the nation meet up for a four day golf marathon. We converge on Scottsdale Arizona, golf two rounds a day, eat heartily, and laugh loudly. It is one of my favorite times of the year, when all I have to worry about is sunscreen and making three foot putts.
Life has a funny way of always balancing out. On a recent Saturday night as I was checking in with my family before I headed out to dinner I was told our family dog of 12 years had taken a sudden turn for the worse. Sad, but not totally unexpected news. Within twelve hours of coming home late Sunday night, I had the chance to say goodbye, shed many tears, bury a member of our family, and head off to the office without having slept.
My daughter was very sad and depressed heading to school and is still dealing with the changes at our home. As we talked about life going on, and focusing on all the joyous memories, I thought about a joke among Rotary President Elects. Their first goal is not to break their club.
Just like life, Rotary goes on. As a board, we focus on yearly projects and goals, as chair of events we focus on our event’s day. In reality, the strength of Rotary is that we go on, day after day, year after year, and have done so for over 100 years! Sometimes we get caught up in what is going on NOW, or in the immediate future. Try not to lose sight of the big picture, and always remember those joyous times; because life goes on.
The Fashion Show. Rotary’s annual golf tournament meant that the women were setting up the silent auction items while the golfers were out on the greens. Past President Lou Mirviss had an idea, let’s do something for the ladies meaning the spouses and female Rotarians who didn’t golf. Lou’s idea was to have a fashion show and we put our heads together and decided to put on a fashion show combined with a luncheon. It became the annual “girlfriends” event. Sandy de la Cuesta chaired the events and Carol Carr organized and moderated the fashion shows featuring Doncaster designer clothing. Make-up and hair styling was donated by Cherisse’s Hair Salon and Day Spa.