A neglected opportunity will not come back!
If we don’t take the opportunity it is lost!
As members of Chapter 711 of the MOPH we have many opportunities:
· The opportunity to help less fortunate veterans and their families. Those who need a roof over their head or food on their table; those who need guidance and support when they are in trouble with the law; or being there for those who need a shoulder on which to lean.
· The opportunity to encourage our young people. By supporting the ROTC; by being a positive role model -- a good citizen, a good friend; by being there for them when they need someone to really listen to them and hear what they are saying.
· The opportunity to promote patriotism. By participating in events such as remembering our deceased veterans on Memorial Day or participating in community parades and special programs on July 4th and Veterans Day; by respecting the flag at public gatherings; by flying the flag so that our friends and neighbors can see our ever present support of and devotion to our country.
· The opportunity to share time with each other in our own chapter in an atmosphere of goodwill and camaraderie; to provide support to each other during difficult times; and celebrate with each other during happy times.
Obviously, this list is far from complete. We all need to watch for opportunities, remembering that they can come in many forms and at unexpected times.
It is our challenge, individually and as a Chapter, to accept each opportunity with a positive mind and a willing heart and to use our time, talents, skills, expertise and resources to turn an opportunity into an accomplishment.
Each of us in Chapter 711 has different talents, skills, expertise and resources – by putting them all together we can accomplish many wonderful things!
Let’s not miss an opportunity!