“Sure, we could do more but at the same time, we have to take satisfaction in what we do. Always telling members that they are not doing enough is discouraging to the spirit and therefore to membership numbers. What we do matters to those whose lives we touch. We can’t do everything but we can do something. Each contribution adds to the well-being of the whole.”
“Being among friends. Making a difference in the lives of other human beings. Why am I in Exchange? I can’t imagine one not belonging.”
“If you, too, have a feeling that there ought to be more in your life, consider joining our club for a 6 p.m. dinner meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Starboard Galley. We would be happy to see you. In turn, you would get a taste of the satisfaction in helping others.”
Stuart Deane is the secretary of the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport.