Blair’s Weekly Update 12-14-2014

Congratulations – you did it!!!

Great job to our many first timers!!

Team Keene!

Many of our members wore a beautifully made purple ribbons to honor Keene, the courageous son of Purple Group member Lorna. Thank you Melissa P for the great ribbons and Ivie K. and Lynnae L. and others for your compassionate efforts.

Da Comment Corner:

Da Stairs:

Climbing up, not too bad but coming down, big problem!

Picnic:

This Sunday is the “after the marathon” picnic; – potluck so please bring your favorite dishes to share. Zippy’s chili and rice and soft drinks will be provided. Families and friends are all welcome. There is a $1 charge per person.

Mahalo – Dr. Scaff and Donna, Board members, and Staff leaders:

Please thank all of your staff leaders for their leadership and dedication in assisting all of us on our “journey”. Perhaps some of you might look into volunteering to be staff members next year – only one marathon qualifies you. It is a great way to “give back” to the clinic. Please thank Doc and Donna for all of their contributions to the clinic and also please also give a hearty “mahalo” to the board members who do a lot of “behind the scenes” organizing – Chairman Bruce Mullikin, Norm Uyeda, Peter Garcia, Luanne Murakami, Val Ogi, Muriel Taira, Stephen Zane, Maile Burgey and Blair Hoashi.

Da Best!

Thanks to all of you for the nice compliments on the weekly updates. I would like to mention the many contributors who made the newsletter so successful – the Advanced Group – David FitzPatrick; the Intermediate Groups/ Red Group – Jeff Beard; Pink Group – Stephen Cole, Rosie Adam-Terem; Grey Group –Ron Alford, Andy Hignite; Grey Group – Lynnae Lee, John Kim; Black Group – Ivan Irie, Russel Honda; White Group – Guru Sam Usman, Dwight Bartolome, Bob Choate and Blair Hoashi; Blue Group – Andy Hirano and Val Ogi; The Beginners – Norm Uyeda, Dean Takashige, Louis Crompton, Cliff Hand, Roanne Abe, Derby LInden and George Ushijima. Also, the newsletter would not be so professionally done without the help of our own webmaster, Bob Lew. Mahalo to all!

Hiatus:

The updates will be on “leave” until the clinic starts up in March next year! Thanks to all for your very nice comments and see you all next year!

Happy Holidays and see you all next year!

See you at the water stops,

Blair