Reservoir Career Women is becoming the hottest ticket in town, but we are staying cool in the activity room at The Blake this month! Since Alahna was part of they Keynote presentation this month, Arlette gave us our inspirational minutes to take away. Regarding gratitude, Arlette read the following item: Feeling gratitude and and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. Use this to carry you throughout your month, and focus on letting people know how much you appreciate them. Now, on to the meeting!
SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER: Louise Topik, Ruby Ribbon Representative. If you have been to any of our meetings this year, you KNOW Louise Topik: she's the lady that claims to be "The Boob Whisperer" - and for good reason! She is a rep for a company called Ruby Ribbon, a company that specializes in shape wear, specifically camisole-bras that fit like a glove! These aren't your run of the mill camis; these camis are made of technical fabric (think silicone and moisture-wicking) that provide variable compression (think posture helping) and 360º stretch for ultimate comfort! Tired of your shape wear hems rolling? Well, they thought of that, too, with their invisible gripper edges that hold you in place. Think they might not have your size? Think again: Ruby Ribbon camis go up to size 50 P! For more information about events or to order your own, please click HERE for Louise's Facebook page, or HERE to be taken to her Ruby Ribbon portal.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alahna Norton and Kim King, Christian Motorcyclists Association. You know Alahna as our fearless leader and Kim as our group treasurer, but did you know that in between leading our group and working full time jobs, they STILL have time in their day to be motorcyclists spreading the word of Christ? Founded in 1975, the Christian Motorcyclists Association's vision is "changing the world, one heart at a time," and they accomplish this by providing an evangelistic outreach primarily, but not exclusively, to the motorcycling community. Currently, they have 1,365 chapters chartered in the US alone, and now operate in 40 countries. But their message reaches further than that: to date, CMA has been able to spread messages of salvation in 194 countries around the world.
CMA helps spread the word with events such as Run for the Son, which started as an effort to provide a motorcycle to a pastor in Guatemala who was having trouble traversing the countryside. From that beginning endeavor, Run for the Son has now provided transportation means to more than 13,900 pastors, evangelists, and Christian workers around the world by raising over $78 million dollars to do so.
Members can be recognized by their patches, proudly displayed on vests. The symbolism is simple: red represents the blood of Jesus, blue represents Heaven, the Bible represents the word of GOD, and the triangular shape represents the Holy Trinity. For more information on CMA or how you can join (NO MOTORCYCLE REQUIRED - SERIOUSLY!), click HERE to be taken to their website.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen”(Matthew 28:19-20, NKJV).
You all might remember Ms. Jan as the lady who would proudly exclaim that she was retired at our monthly meetings, while following up that her other job was being Alahna's Mother-in-Law. Unfortunately, she unexpectedly passed away on July 6th, just a few short weeks from our July meeting. We would like to honor her memory here, and we know she will definitely be missed. To learn more about this wonderful lady's life, you can view her legacy HERE.
ON THE MENU: This past meeting, the wonderful chefs at The Blake gave us a taste of Thanksgiving in July (did they know about Arlette's "gratitude quote? We'll never know!)! Turkey, dressing, a side of green beans and rolls, along with the usual green salad. Drinks included infused waters and tea, and the entire meal was punctuated with another Southern staple: the pecan pie. We give thanks to the chefs at The Blake for putting together such a spread month after month!