A Modern Day Parable...
And it came to pass that a three day Table Tennis Training Camp was held at Twickenham Brunswick with five of the six places taken. A place was offered free of charge to eight or nine of the more advanced junior players of the club .... but they all had other things to do... ansd so I a veteran of many years had to act as a sparring partner. But then on the final day a young maiden arrives, just 13 years old, who has paid for a place, travelled 100 miles to camp, an hour and a half in the car and then the same return journey .... and I ask who among these will rise above mediocrity.
What can you do?
"Obituary - Someone Else"
Our club was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person's share of the work.
Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's list, "Let Someone Else do it."
Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results; "Someone Else can work with that group." It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our club. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make upthe difference.
Someone Else was a wonderful person; sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do.
Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did? When you are asked to help this year, remember - we can't depend onSomeone Else anymore.