I just want to start off with some quick notes about first meetup. 1) I've had two last minute drop outs for women, and one for men for the March 25th event. If you're interested in , please call at[masked]-0801. I'll call you back ASAP. You might as well come and contribute and meet some new people. It's going to be a fun night!
2) Please be courteous to other members and do not take a spot if you know you have something coming up. Please do not treat this as an OPTION. The reason why is because it's unfair to others who do sincerely want to come and meet others, unfair to all the organizers, and if it continues a membership fee will be placed on people coming to future events and all proceeds will be donated to a charity.(I don't want to do this of course.)
I've scheduled the next event to be taking place at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. This time for people between the ages of 35-45, (If you're just shy of the age group don't worry, you can still register.) There's already 5 of us going, so there's still some space left. I'm sure they'll be taken up soon! If anybody has any suggestions for events, please feel free to let me know.
We exist to live better lives, to deepen the experience of living in the moment and passionately making the most out of life. And one great way of doing so is by giving. Making someone laugh or learn, leaving a lasting legacy are powerful ways to live a life of purpose, principle and productivity.
This group exists to help people live better lives and concurrently make a difference on various causes. It's been an experiment and a challenge to build momentum when people have such diverse interests and values. But given the times we live in, and the growing power of online social networking, it's crucial that groups like this exist to help people like YOU, do more good.
We'll have to find a way to make the most of this group as we try different things with an eye towards moving to the ideal world.
Our Meet Ups include opportunities to volunteer, various fundraisers, events bringing awareness of social causes/issues, contribution to social actions...as well as ordinary events here and there.
So, come out, have fun, meet others, and participate! See you at our events. Sign up for a meetup now.
It can be the most important thing you do all week ;-)
Since I love poetry, i thought i would share the following poem.
The cause that can never be lost nor stayed….
That cause can never be lost nor stayed Which takes the course of what God has made; And is not trusting in walls and towers, But slowly growing from seeds to flowers.
Each noble service that men have wrought Was first conceived as a fruitful thought; Each worthy cause with a future glorious By quietly growing becomes victorious.
Thereby itself like a tree it shows: That high it reaches, as deep it grows; And when the storms are its branches shaking, It deeper root in the soil is taking.
Be then no more by a storm dismayed, For by it the full grown seeds are laid; And though the tree by its might it shatters, What then, if thousands of seeds it scatters?