Volume 31, Issue No. 17- 30th October 2017
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Firstly I, as well as my whole family, would like to send deep thanks and gratitude to you and your organisation, Anna.
In 2014, after my dad was having a serious illness then passed away, my family fell into an extremely difficult situation. My mom, my three siblings and me had to cope with an uncertain future without having a clear idea of which direction we should take. Then I had to quit going to school in order to earn more money to support my mom and my siblings to continue at school. However, surprisingly, it was your grateful assistance that incredibly brought us back to life.
Thanks to your consistent support, we are now having a safe and nourishing place to live as well as a cow to breed. Also, we had a wonderful and meaningful summer holiday that we visited places we had never been before. As the new year of school is coming, my siblings are more than happy to have books, clothes and a new set of school stationery. For me, I am now having your school fee support to study at college for a brighter future. I feel so happy and moving to receive your responsive care and assistance. Recently, I have got an offer from Quang Nam School of Public Health. However, as we are all starting a new semester, it is now my mom to take over the responsibility to manage the living expenditure and the school fee. Since I am too worried for my mom’s health, I have decided to work part time at some stores after school hours.
In order to show our appreciation of what you have done for us, we promise to pursue and gain achievements at studying. I will overcome every obstacle to build a good future for all of us.
From the very bottom of our hearts, my whole family is writing this down to send to you a very deep thanks to all the work you have done.
I wish you and your family members good health, good luck and happiness in your life. I also hope that you and your organisation could bring more hope and belief to children like me and to families like mine.
On behalf my whole family
Nguyen Thi Truc Ly
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It was another awesome meeting this evening. Thank you to everyone that attended. Also, thank you for all the well-wishes for my 50th birthday! Howard’s talk about his and Megan’s trip to Antartica was very interesting! Thank you, Howard.
Bruce's Funny Story Bruce went to the police station and asked to speak to the burglar who had broken into his house the previous night.
'You'll get your chance in court,' the desk Sergeant Kelly told him.
'I have to know how he got into the house without waking my wife,' pleaded Bruce. 'I've been trying to do that for years.'
Next week Colin will be back.
Remember early bird Registrations for the District Conference close at the end of November.
I Like Retirement !
Question: How many days in a week?
Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday
Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer: Two hours after he falls asleep on the couch.
Question: How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.
Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.
Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount.
Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.
Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.
Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.
Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Question: What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answer: The never ending Coffee Break.
Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.
Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth.
And, my very favorite....
QUESTION: What do you do all week?
Answer: Monday through Friday, NOTHING. Saturday & Sunday, I rest.