Sunday, May 30, 2010

Goodbye May, Hello June

May is about to end and it has been one of the busiest months I have ever had.

We said good by to Alina the Russian Exchange student who spent the past school year and also had her sweet 16 birthday at my daughters. I was so impressed with the dedication and articulateness of this young lady.

She became very active, was a cheerleader, joined the church choir and attended many political functions including a visit by President Barack Obama. She spent hours on her studies and even though several young men showed interest she did not date and remained faithful to Pavel, her boyfriend back home. This past week she completed high school in Russia, and passed her college entrance exams with a perfect score. Her future plans are to attend Medical school and hopefully back for a visit.

Her American family can't wait.

I also ended my first year as President of our local Woman's club. At our end of the year board meeting we made some changes for next year and I appointed a committee to organize a book sale. We need to raise money for our scholarship fund. This year we gave out three 700.00 awards and because of the increased expenses for higher education
we voted to give two 1000.00 awards next year

I can't forget to mention the Woman's Summit Committee luncheon I attended a couple weeks ago. Each year the committee chooses several Woman of Distinction who have given their time above and beyond to elect Democrats around the country Woman who also spend many hours working for other charities in their community. This year my daughter was one of the honorees inducted into the DFL Hall of Fame. I was honored with this award several years ago and I have to admit it was much more fun watching my daughter get the award.

June is looking much busier, I'll post more about that later.

Meanwhile I need to visit blog land to see how every one else is doing. Be sure to check in at Centrisity, he is much better at keeping up with all that is going on.

6 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Busier? How can you get any busier?!

alwaysinthebackrow said...

I also attended the Women's Summit committee luncheon, as a friend was being honored. If that is a picture of your daughter (or you?) I think we may have been sitting at tables rather close to each other. It was my first time at the luncheon, and it was very impressive to hear all that the honorees have done.

Green tea said...

Yes Kitty things can get busier, Campaigns gearing up and our door knocks start next Saturday.
We have a tough Governors race in Minnesota.
Plus Graduation receptions.

The picture is of my daughter and her Russian student, who we now consider part of our family.

Hey Back Row,
Small world if we were sitting near each other at the Luncheon.
Send me an e-mail.

John said...

Sounds like you where verys but in good way. Hope all is well.

I also have been able to check out the blogs much as of late. Yes Flash does a great job with his blog.

fineartist said...

Hi beautiful woman who gets things done, I've been missing you. I hope all is well and the pace is kind to all of us this June.

I have been blessed to know a few exchange students from Russia and I have to tell you, they are exceptional people who will forever be in my heart and thoughts.

Hugs you, Lori

Green tea said...

Hey Lori, I am loving all the art work on your blog..
no place to comment though..so I hope you see this.
June is getting to be as bad as May was..
Hope to post something soon.. :D