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President's Welcome for 2014

posted 4 Feb 2014, 21:18 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 6 Nov 2014, 11:30 ]
From Carmen French
Your President for 2014
Dear Members and Friends,
Warm greetings!

Depending on your focus, 2013 has indeed been a year of great change and much hardship for many thousands of people on our planet due to upheavals caused by political unrest or natural disasters in our world or for many other reasons.
However, it has also been a year of great advancement and breakthroughs in many areas and in many countries.
Whether we look at political situations or scientific, technological, medical breakthroughs and the like, if we researched how much has occurred and changed in our world in one short year we would all be amazed. So too, in our own beautiful corner of the world, the past twelve months in the Theosophical Society of the Sunshine Coast has afforded us many fond memories as well as many challenges and changes particularly for committee related matters.

After an initial wobbly start to the year, I feel the remaining members of the committee set about trying to bring back a calm atmosphere, stability and coherence and got down to the business of ensuring that each week had someone or something of interest to offer members and the general public who attended our meetings.
Although you can’t please everyone all of the time, I hope we have not disappointed most of the time.
Now as this current year is coming to a close I personally, have the intention of reflecting on all I have learned and experienced and enjoyed about this year.
I sincerely hope for all of you that the Christmas and New Year period, brings moments of joy and pleasure, warmth and generosity of spirit, however and with whomever you are spending it.
I, along with the new committee, hope to continue to bring you many interesting speakers and also to introduce more interactive sessions and discussions whereby we can speak to each other and offer some insights from our own individual reading, learning and life experiences as I firmly believe this is vital to the lifeblood of the group as a whole.
As a very special friend and mentor in my life for many years inscribed in a book he gave me - in Latin, “Nos invenimus in Fabulis” which if it was translated for me correctly means – “We discover during common talk”.
I thoroughly believe in the essence of this statement.
Please join us in 2014 for more sharing and exploring of theosophical and interconnected topics and bring your questions, and your own learning and experiences from your lives and spiritual paths with you.
Please feel free to give us any ideas you may have on something you may wish to learn more about and some interest area or studies you may wish to share with us all. A suggestion box will be made available or e-mail us. 

I will do my utmost to accommodate new ideas and hopefully a bit of light-heartedness along with some new approaches to ancient and perennial topics.
With warmest wishes for you and yours this Christmas season,
Carmen French
- on behalf of Committee of The Theosophical Society of The Sunshine Coast.