Hello fellow Rotarians,
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Ah, the start of the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival. I would try to explain how they all tie together, but my flowchart was way too confusing. 2019 is the Year of the Pig (Zhu). If you were born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, or 2007, you too fall under the Year of the Pig. According to a Chinese New Year website, people born in the Year of the Pig think logically and are able to fix whatever problem they’re in. They aren’t good communicators, but they’re kind and able to provide for the family. Most of them are wealthy. Their only obvious fault is that they lose their temper easily.
As we celebrate the 15 days of the New Year we will end February with the start the celebration of Carnival. In the United States it is more commonly known as Mardi Gras! Carnival typically involves public celebrations, including events such as parades, public street parties, and other entertainments, combining some elements of a circus. Elaborate costumes and masks allow people to set aside their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity. Participants often indulge in foods and drinks that will be forgone during upcoming Lent. Rio’s Carnival is considered the biggest festival in the world averaging about two million people in the streets celebrating. It’s so popular; the government built a stadium designed for the parade called the Sambódromo (Sambadrome). Rio’s Sambódromois 2,300 ft. long with a capacity of 90,000 people. It’s big!
I want to wish both celebrations a very safe holiday season.
Elimination\Reverse Raffle! Let’s get this event SOLD OUT ASAP!! Reminder…..EVERY Niles Rotarian MUST sell or buy at least ONE ticket!! No excuses. It’s easy! Just buy or sell one ticket. I know you can do that! We have 335 tickets to sell. SELL, SELL, SELL!! This fundraiser helps support SEVERAL nonprofits in the area, plus it helps with RYLA and Rotary Interact Scholarships! Help President-Elect Bruce and make this event a sellout!!
There is a link to the Reverse Raffle webpage from our nilesrotary.org website. You can download a copy of the flyer/ticket form as well as get details about the event, or forward the link to others.
“Always welcome the new morning with a new spirit, a smile on your face, love in your heart and good thoughts in your mind.” – Unknown