Tuesday, 12 July 2011 23:06

July's Message

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Dear Chamber of Commerce Members,
Wow, it’s July already, and we are half way through the year.
I have to admit I have been stuck in the cycle of spring so long that my
mind is playing tricks on me it can’t be July, can it? Although I am enjoying
the heat, sunshine and now the summer type of weather.  I will catch up, because time will not wait
for me and there is so much to do.
In the month of June, the chamber board and staff have been very busy connecting and offering
services to the community through Customer Service Seminars, Operation Face Lift,
ribbon cuttings, business after hours and the Mark Moorman Regatta Golf
scramble.
I want to thank all who participated in the Mark Moorman Regatta Golf Scramble; the
Chamber of Commerce Committee Chaired by Chimene Smith, who did an outstanding
job bringing the area businesses together.
There was such great participation from businesses and individual teams
that it made us wonder if it was more about networking than golf.     It was so nice to participate in an event
where everyone wins even if they were not the one with the lowest score.
We had the opportunity to celebrate with one of our own area residents that was nominated
and awarded the Accomplished under Forty from the Idaho Business review.  Congratulations to Kae Cameron the Executive
Director of the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce.  Ask Kae to tell you about the experience.
The Summer time fun is here!  Celebrating the 4th of July, which has always meant celebrating America and our freedom; I will
spend most of this article on that theme. I like to see a man proud of theplace in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be
proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln
This quote by our 16th president speaks very strong about what our ambitions should be, not to exhaust
all the benefits for ourselves.  Yes Ibelieve that we can utilize what is offered, but to leave some to be utilized
at a later time or by someone else; to be stewards of all that she offers to us.
I was born in Rupert and havespent the bulk of my life in the Mini-Cassia Area and think this place I can be
proud of.  I hope that I live so that my place (Mini-Cassia Area) will be proud of me.
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in
which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson
Have you ever thought about not having the freedoms that you have today? What would  it be like if no one fought for our rights or freedoms? Freedom is knowing who
you really are. Freedom means so much to me, and I don’t know what I’d do without it. We, the people of the United States, have many different freedoms,
which people take for granted. Therefore, I will always think about my freedoms, and will try to never take them for granted again.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~Elmer Davis
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it
will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it.
~Curtis Billings
Liberty meansresponsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and
Superman
, "Maxims: Liberty and Equality," 1905
 
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom
"from."
~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner
Take advantage of all that is offered the second half of this year; practice your freedom to engage in activities offered through the Chamber of Commerce.
to email me ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or get in touch with me if there is anything that your Chamber can do for you let us know.
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Jackie Larson

Jackie Larson is the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Office Administrator.

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