Wayne & Susan Burke (20367)
Pennsylvania State Directors
Utmost of our mind as we write this article is all our friends in Southwest Florida. All of us have seen the devastation on TV. Until you have talked to your neighbors and hear the stories of all your neighbors but two having water coming through their roofs into their homes, no electric for two weeks and counting. One friend completely lost his home and has a wife and three children. We can’t fathom what these folks are going through. All we can do is pray for them.
Those of us that go South for the winter can volunteer with the different organizations that are there, whether it’s Samaritans Purse, Salvation Army, or whatever. We can also open up our wallets and give to these organizations or the Governors fund because these needs are going to be there for months to come, possibly a year or more.
In September Penn’s Friends had a fantastic rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They had a total of 23 coaches and 46 people. A busy schedule was organized by Brian Hubler & Cary Duncan, and everyone had a great five days. They did a great job keeping everyone busy, but also allowed free time for everyone.
At the annual business meeting, during the rally, the chapter filled the position of Vice President and Secretary with new volunteers. It is always nice to see new people to fill in for open seats. As this is written, the temperatures are dropping so that means Sue & I will be heading South and will be there by November 1st.
We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and has a Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
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