|Sent on:||Friday, February 14, 2014 9:52 AM|
Good morning Energizers, and Happy Valentine's Day!
Being involved in Energizers has touched many of our lives in countless ways. The fellowship we share has helped build lasting friendships and deepened our sense of community. On this day where love for our family and friends is celebrated, I'd like to share a couple of major life events that have occurred with some of our members.
First, a big congratulations to Dennis B. and Debby D. who were married this past Saturday, February 8. Dennis and Debby met each other through meetup and told me that their first date was an Energizer meetup--the Cinco de Mayo event in May of 2012. Dennis and Debby are very active Energizers, and we will look forward to seeing you at many more events. Best wishes to both of you!
Secondly, our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mark T. Ryan who passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, February 12. Mark was also an active Energizer who particularly enjoyed our social events, i.e., happy hours, parties, and dinners out. Many of our members fondly remember Mark's sense of humor and zest for life. I remember how he'd always be the first Energizer to arrive at our big themed parties at Vintage Brewing. He'd have a cocktail with Lori and me as we finished preparing the room for the luaus and Halloween parties. A Memorial Mass will be held for Mark at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's paper.
Amazing how one group brings so many people together and how these major life events, both the happy and the sad, affect us.
May you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day and a great weekend. As always, I look forward to seeing you at more Energizer events.