RASC Newsletter # 11 - June 11, 2016

Ok, we (Activities and myself) were a little disappointed with the turnout at the Father's All White Day event.  It turned out to be a wonderful experience for me because a fellow addict coaxed me onto the dance floor and I had a blast trying to dance.  It was a major advance in overcoming my shyness.  Special thanks to the person that danced with me (wink, wink). 

Meanwhile, back at my table, I enjoyed a totally delicious meal with my daughter who graciously accepted my invitation to this event.  She even joined me on the dance floor for a little while.  The music selection was varied and tasteful although the volume was somewhat loud at times making conversation difficult.  But all in all we had a good time.

If you weren't able to participant, I would say that you missed a wonderful chance to dance with some very beautiful, and talented women.  To all the women that attended, thank you for treating all us dad's with your presence.  The conversations were stimulating and the dances invigorating. 

Now, for those who slaved over the stove, I can't thank you enough for the time and love you put into each and every course of that meal.  The turkey, chicken and ham were 'yummy'!  The collard greens were out-of-this-world good.  Oh, I don't want to forget to mention the corn bread, which was moist and sweet...just like I like it.

So, where was everyone?  I don't know why the turnout wasn't as expected.  I presume maybe the "white clothing" seemed like a requirement and threw everyone off like myself.  I was intimidated and wasn't going to attend because I didn't really have any nice white clothing; but, one call to the Activities chair put me at ease as she assured me it wasn't a requirement and I could wear whatever I wanted to.  That made the decision easy for me.  Maybe it was the cost that kept people away; but for $10, I ate about $20 dollar’s worth of food and didn't have to tip those that served me.  I even got to take food home because so much was left over. 

I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the team taking photos.  Forgive me for forgetting their names, but I won’t forget the quality of the pictures they took.  I now have another lasting memory shared with my daughter.  These events are precious and rare.  The photos were professional grade quality and a super bargain. 

I would like to challenge those who didn't make it here to come to the next Activities event.  Don't let fear or lack of funds keep you from fellowshipping with others.  Maybe, someone would be willing to 'sponsor' your fee...you will never know unless you show up.   Showing up is 90% of the battle in life. 

If I am totally off the mark, then please let me know by addressing an email to Dan B. at newsletter@rochesterny-na.org; or let Activities know what we can do different or where we can improve by sending an email to activities@rochesterny-na.org.  Thank you.

In Loving Service,

Dan B. , Newsletter Coordinator

“If we want something we never had, we will need to try some things we have never tried, and have some faith.” (Living Clean –The Journey Continues, pg. 192)




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