I trust everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Donna and I went to our house in the Virginia mountains for an extra long weekend visiting with our son and daughter-in-law and their friends. I also spent the better part of two days on the business end of a leaf blower clearing our yard and quarter-mile long driveway of this year’s leaf fall. Moving leaves is very different from my “day job” - it’s more labor intensive, but also provides loads of time for quiet thinking surrounded by natural beauty. I look forward to next year!

Two quick reminders about this week’s meeting: 

#1: Our speaker will be Lisa Wolff from the Center for Humanistic Change. Lisa leads the Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE) program for the Center. I suspect most of us have friends, family members or acquaintances who been affected by the opioid crisis in some way. I look forward to learning more from Lisa. 

#2: The board of directors will meet immediately following Lisa’s presentation. Committee leaders: please be prepared to make a short report on the work of your teams (or forward a short summary to me before Thursday if you prefer).  Of course, members are welcome to attend board meetings as guests anytime. 

See you on Thursday.

Yours in Rotary,