Dear HCU members:
"Summer makes a silence after spring," says Vita Sackville-West, which is what many of us will appreciate following such a tumultuous May. We have seen the worst results of weather and the best actions of people. I am saddened for the losses I’ve witnessed—for individuals, our community, and environment—and uplifted by the strength demonstrated by friends, families, and strangers. Spring represents growth and new beginnings and we’ve seen this in action in our community. If this is spring, then I look forward to summer bringing new hope and with it a settling in and calmness.
June 30th marks the end of our business cycle and that brings some administrative duties. For members, that means making sure that Becky Ellisor has all of your volunteer hours recorded as she will turn in a report to HSA for all members’ hours for the year. You may fill in your hours in the volunteer log at this month’s meeting or email any outstanding hours to Becky by June 18th.
Another administrative item, though more fun than logging hours, is signing up for Herb Shoppe workshops. Sign up sheets for the following workshops will be out at the meeting: chutneys, dried wreaths, herbal syrups, herbal vinegars, jams & jellies, lotions, scrubs, sprays, and bath salts, meat rubs, mustards, painted gourds, pressed flower coasters & bookmarks. Becky Smith is coordinating Herb Shoppe activities and you’ll begin hearing from her by email as workshops start getting scheduled and underway.
Most of all, you’ll want to be at this month’s meeting to experience Mary Doebbeling’s pesto. Mary will show us how to make pesto and will have tastings, of course!
Until then, enjoy the sunshine and this English proverb:
“Kind thoughts are the roots;
kind words are the flowers;
kind deeds are the fruits."