Keeping Hope Alive
If you’re following our twitter feed you’ll recognize this quote that I tweeted yesterday: “A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive” ~John W Gardner
Isn’t it funny how bits of wisdom find there way to us just when we need them, well at least sometimes. The week is barely underway and I have witnessed several (the word many might be more appropriate) leaders in our community who are keeping hope alive. My Facebook friends know that I began yesterday at the Child Development Centers, Inc talking with Rina Nerlich, a leader planting seeds of hope for our future. My evening ended with The local Lions Club, men who have truly spent a lifetime promoting hope and continuing to do so , many in their retirement years.
This morning, leaders from across the region met to discuss how our communities can work better together for the arts. Next it was on to meeting with new business leaders committed to creating a new vision for Oil City. Afternoon provided me the opportunity to visit with Lance Hummer, Keystone Community Education Council, who works to create educational programs critical to providing businesses and employees much needed training. Hope for the future of business!
My last stop of the day was yet another room full of business and community leaders, members of ICAP, Industry Community Advisory Panel, committed to doing business to the highest safety standards and providing accountablility through reports to community members.
Our community is full of leaders who keep hope alive for me, everyday!