PRESIDENTíS REPORT

(From the Square Office)

 

††††††††††† The days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler as Fall arrives.Weíve had two good organizational meetings to prepare for the upcoming HubFest 5K State Championship Run/Walk.Mostly, things will be the same at the big event this year, with only a few minor changes to mention.

††††††††††† As most of you know, the members decided to choose the Muscular Dystrophy Association as our charity for the race this year.Specifically, we are going to donate all proceeds to benefit local children who wish to attend a summer camp that the MDA administers every year.We all felt like that the money we raise will help more in this way.It gives us all a good feeling to know that we are sending a couple or few children to this special camp who otherwise could not afford to go.Please pass the word along to everyone that you come in contact with to come out and support the race on October 11th.

††††††††††† We are happy to report that some major sponsors have come forward to help out with the race.Hattiesburg Clinic, Wal-Mart, and the Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company are on board, as well as several other local businesses.After much discussion, the members did decide to go ahead and bite the bullet; we are getting portable toilets again this year by popular demand.

††††††††††† The course will be the same, with the start/finish line near the pavilion.There will be plenty of pizza, fruit and liquids after the race also.A nice supply of trophies have been ordered and t-shirts too.

††††††††††† We have just returned from the western White House from a month-long vacation.None of the children were arrested for anything so mostly the trip was a success.I met with a few foreign club presidents and kept up with club news through daily briefings.

††††††††††† Lace up your shoes and get involved.We need volunteers for the big day next month.Remember, itís a great cause we are doing this for and we need your help.