The Insider’s View

One of the super fun aspects of being your president is that I get a front row seat (that’s a painful metaphor!) to all the fantastic efforts of our dedicated volunteers. You folks totally rock!  Lots of you are doing great work on behalf of our community.  There is so much good stuff going on it is hard to keep up. I am going to use this space to highlight just a couple of wonderful efforts that I’d like to bring to your attention.

Reaching Out

Many are struggling in these uncertain times. Our Mitzvah Corps, led by Carolyn Wexler, and our Membership Committee, led by Leslie Elsemore, are reaching out to our members to check in. They are most focused on members who may be in need, are struggling, or are isolated, but are trying to get to everyone. If you need assistance in these difficult days please contact one of them.  If you can help others who are in need please let Carolyn know you’d like to join the team.

Move Your Tuchus-a-Thon!

Registration for our spring fundraiser, launched by Michele Goodmark, is underway. Time to get moving, shake off those winter blues (and maybe pounds), and help raise money for TBO. All are welcome to participate — members, friends, neighbors, athletes, couch potatoes, younger, older, all abilities alike. More information about this program is available through ORbits, the website and Facebook. Contact the office with questions.

TBO 10-Week Equity Challenge

Watch for information about this exciting new program sponsored by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce, chaired by Sonia Siegel Vexler, and our Social Action Committee, co-chaired by Naomi Katsh Barger and Melissa VonAschen-Cook.  The TBO 10-Week Challenge will help you to learn about and better understand issues related to privilege, bias, and other topics. This challenge brings up difficult and thought-provoking topics using articles, videos, and conversations.  More details are available here.

This is just a taste of the great work underway in our community. I’m delighted to report that our volunteers are addressing the needs of our minds, bodies, and souls. So proud of all you do!