The President’s Message
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.” Hungry not only for bread – but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing – but naked of human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a home of bricks – but homeless because of rejection.” ~Mother Teresa, Catholic Missionary and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
With the reading of those wise words we began our December board meeting and what a positive and exciting meeting it was.
It started out with the announcements of the many new donations that have come in. Betty Myers, St. Marks Knights of Columbus, The Women of St. David, Oakmont Country Club, and a very generous donation by Michael and Sue Tenny were reported. For a complete listing of the many contributions, please go to our donor page. We are humbled by the community’s generosity and pledge to use them wisely.
Our facilities team reported our sprinkler and fire systems are near completion and we hope to be allowed to open soon. They are near hiring an architect who will design our phase two expansion.
Betty Kay told of plans to open the MKOC on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. Go to the volunteer page and sign up if you can. What a spiritual way to spend some holiday time!
Our grant committee is hard at work securing applications for grants we qualify for. The communications committee is designing a new plan to improve our methods of spreading the works and needs of the MKOC to the people in a more efficient and complete format. Plans are beginning for our capital campaign this winter, which will fund our Phase two expansion.
So much is happening for us to be thankful for. MKOC will open soon. Check the website for updates and for ways you can get involved.
With all of us working together we can be a living example of Mother Teresa’s words.
-Roy Metzler, President