A ‘Season’ to Last All Year Long
In Melinda Clarke’s article for the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce on page 25, she reminds us that we’re entering a season of “thanks and giving.” She wrote of the ways that the chamber gives back to the community and how each of us can lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. In our Viewpoints section on page 10, a letter to the editor thanks the community for the kindness shown to one woman who is going through a life change.
These articles prompted me to take a step back and reflect on those who have given of themselves to the benefit of me, my family and/or my business. As CV Weekly enters its sixth year, I am so fortunate to have a superior staff that works its collective tail off to ensure that we produce an excellent paper week after week that is delivered promptly (at least 99% of the time). Just this week, I received a lovely note from a reader who thanked me for how well we treat our customers – even though her paper gets wet every week from the sprinklers! (I’ve asked her driver to throw it away from the sprinklers from now on.) It’s our subscribers, readers and advertisers who make this paper successful and I am thankful for all.
Pulling the paper together each week can be overwhelming. Coordinating these efforts is no small task and I am grateful for the dedication of everyone who makes it all come together.
Personally, I am also thankful for those people, especially my family, who have stood by me over the last five-plus years. These are the ones who tolerated the whiny, scared, newly christened publisher and helped me flourish. Because of their nurturing, I have gotten through those tough days and am able to look ahead with confidence.
One of the many organizations that benefits from the generosity of the community is the Kiwanis. This past Saturday the Kiwanis Club of Glendale held its annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash at Verdugo Park. Over 18,000 ducks were adopted; a chunk of that money will go to area non-profits. (You can read the story on page 5.)
There are so many organizations and people who help usher in the season of “thanks and giving” – all year round. I’m glad that I am acquainted with many of them and look forward to meeting more.