Our lives have been deeply impacted by the realities of the Coronavirus; sudden changes in our daily routines, anxieties about our every sneeze and cough, and especially the social distancing that has resulted. In order to protect ourselves and others, we’re having to come up with new ways to conduct the business of everyday living and new ways to interact with family and friends.
Nevertheless, thank you for taking COVID-19 seriously. The changes we’re making during this time – canceling gatherings and social distancing from those we love – are not in vain. These are incredibly important as we should do all we can to slow the spread and (as the experts say) flatten the curve of this pandemic.
Let’s strive to face these uncertain days with optimism and good cheer. Be alert to the neighbor in need, raise their spirits by reaching out with a telephone call or placing a note on their front door while you’re out on your walk. On the other hand, don’t hesitate to ask if you’re the one in need.
Call me at 281.300.4537 and I’ll help you with groceries or prescriptions pick-up.
Or if you just want to talk, log on to our new Facebook group to see who’s online or maybe start a conversation yourself (see below for more information).
Clichéd but true: This too, shall pass.
In the meantime, let’s be kind to one another ~ Sofia
Stay connected during this time of Social Distancing!
Here’s a new way to interact with others — log on to your Facebook account and request membership in our SCS Social Club group. Please note that you will need an active Facebook account in order to participate and that if you break the rules — You WILL be booted out 👢
These are the RULES:
- Be Kind and Courteous. We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
- No Hate Speech or Bullying. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
- No Promotions or Spam. Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
- Respect Everyone’s Privacy. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Click here to request membership: The SCS Social Club Group
Busy Hands For Charity
Fred Comes delivered blankets to Ronald McDonald House
Anita McCarthy handmade 3 beautiful blankets, 3 warm scarves, and 5 cozy hats!
New member Jean Roberts made Busy Hands for Charity a priority by making these much needed items — Thank You, Jean!
This summer, a small group of our members made over 100 hand-crafted items and then donated these scarves, hats, blankets, and layettes to two wonderful organizations —
Project 150 which offers support and services to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in the Las Vegas area so they can stay in school through graduation and learn the life skills necessary to be successful. Project 150 collects gently used clothes, toiletries, non perishable food, and school supplies year round. Throughout the year they hold special drives for high school sports equipment, formal wear, blankets and other seasonal items as needed.
The Assistance League of Las Vegas Layettes Program layettes (infant tee shirt, body suit, bib, booties and a cap), along hand-made blankets, sweaters and hats are provided to University Medical Center, Women’s Resource Medical Centers, First Choice Pregnancy Services, Southern Nevada Health District and Nellis Air Force Base new mothers.
I accompanied Angela Zecca, Hands for Charity event coordinator, on her delivery rounds in November. I saw how both organizations were so appreciative of Angela’s and her group’s efforts — every item would help keep a child warm this winter. If you’re interested in donating your time or materials, reach out to Angela at (805) 660-8740 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holly Jolly Gala!
The Holly Jolly Gala was so much fun — Albeit a time lag between performances, it was almost a perfect evening — dinner & desserts were delicious, and once the music got started, some great dancers got on the floor.
Click on Events in the menu above to view current and upcoming events
Make a Connection
Meet our new Web Administrator, Gail Weiss. She’s enthusiastically volunteered to manage our Social Club website. Contact her by clicking on her name below her picture.