Listening to every heart
Hmmmm...what is Sunshine talking about. Well...
I belong to Salina Legal Professionals, which is a chapter's leg off of the State level of Kansas Legal Professionals. [Didn't everyone know that? ] We hold three meetings a year, and each chapter is on the "round robin" tour...and I think the next one is in Emporia...I'd have to go look.
Anyway, all seminars are primarily for Continued Legal Education. But don't think for a moment that we don't have fun, too! For those who can get to their location on Friday night, they are feted wonderfully [we've even had a few Mardi Gras nights in our past...] and then, hangovers and all [for those who imbibed] we hit the classroom hard on Saturday for as many as six educational speakers at times. We will have five speakers on various subjects for our Saturday morning. We arrange for breaks, lunches, etc. We have exhibitors come so the ladies who believe they are really supposed to be out shopping...can!
Sometimes on Saturday nights, we just go wherever we wish. But some chapters arrange for a special evening in Fall and Spring, and we've arranged for an Italian buffet at the Smoky Hill Winery, featuring Ann Zimmerman for our entertainment, a local mediator and songstress who has a wonderful voice and a great following. I can think of many poets here who would truly enjoy her songs and lyrics!
Sunday is Board Meeting morning...again, the host chapter provides the means for breakfast and such...
Now...whatever "profit" comes after all expenses are paid out are split, 60/40 to KLPI and hosting chapter; 50/50 at Annual Meeting [more expense because it's a bigger deal...] and everyone crashes Sunday evening after a super weekend.
The last time Salina hosted an event, it was Annual meeting, I was up as President for State, and it was truly a long, extremely happy, joyful weekend, as I had friends and family from all over the USA drive and/or fly in for the event. I will never forget that time...nor my state organization family and blood family/friends for helping me get to that status.
No one does anything alone.
And it was an arena of experience that I never for a minute thought I would achieve, until I saw it, and thought..."I think I can do that."
A mind is a wonderful thing...
And Serenity? This was a trick comment on your part to get me to add to the journal, right?