May has arrived, the weather has warmed up and the beautiful colors of spring surround us. Baseball season is in full swing, the school year is almost over, as well as the Columbian year. How quickly the time has passed.
During the month of May we honor Mary, mother of Jesus. In ancient tradition May was recognized as the season of the beginning of new life. This led many to realize that May is the very much the month of motherhood. This may be the reason why Mother’s Day is celebrated in May. On May 8th we celebrate Mother’s Day to honor our mother who gave us life by bringing us into this world.
The state convention weekend starts on Thursday, May 12th. All arrangements are in their final stages and if anyone still wishes to attend rooms are available. I am sure everyone who is attending is looking forward to getting an early start on the summer season. Let’s hope we have great weather.
Memorial Day weekend is busy at the Council. On Saturday, May 28th at 10 a.m. we will have a poolside mass for our deceased members. This is the official opening of the Swim Club for the summer season. On Monday we will march in the Memorial Day parade. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868.
Please come out for the work parties if you have a couple of hours on a Wednesday night or Saturday morning. There is still sprucing up that needs to get done for the Memorial Day weekend.
My thanks to all who helped with the collection for our People with Developmental Disabilities.
Finally, on behalf of the Council Officers I want to extend our best wishes to all the moms for a Happy Mother’s Day.