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Greetings to all!!! Well, it’s September, and that means Fall is about to start. Children are back to school and mothers are reclaiming their houses and daily lives. Men at work are looking forward to the cooler temperatures.

Fall is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go, and accepting the impermanence of everything. We have experienced the budding of life in spring and the flowerings and profusions of summer. Now the leaves fall and bare branches remind us of the fleeting nature of all things. As we watch leaves fluttering to the ground in the Fall, we are reminded that nature’s cycles are mirrored in our lives. Autumn is a time for letting go and releasing things that have been a burden. All the religious traditions pay tribute to such acts of relinquishment. Fall is the right time to practice getting out of the way and letting Spirit take charge of our lives. Finally, Cynthia Kneen, shares an open heart practice to carry with you into the Fall, “when you let go and have an open heart, you have affection for this world — this sunlight, this other human being, this experience. You experience it nakedly, and when it touches your heart, you realize this world is very fleeting. So it is perfect to say ‘Hello means good-bye.’ And also, ‘My hope, hello again.’”

Lori and I would like to remind everyone that if there is anything we can do for anyone, just let us know. We would also like to thank everyone for all the support and help that has been given to us. Thank you all very much and may God bless our troops serving this great nation, our veterans for what they did for us, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and each and every one of you.

Russell Elyasevich
Exalted Ruler