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  1. 1. January 2010 Governor’s Bulletin Volume 1 Issue 7 Southwestern District Dream - Believe - Achieve 2009-2010 DAC GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE Constance Czarnecki In this day and age it is very Governor important to step up and accept 10538 East Posada Avenue when you are asked to serve; Mesa, Arizona 85212 whether it is on a school board, as a leader for a youth group, in the 480-220-6124 {cell} military, or in a service 480-380-8272 {home} organization. Our youth need to 480-472-0660 {work} see more positive role models and ccnparadiz@gmail.com what better place to see them then in these prominent positions Patricia Gregor in society? Governor-Elect How different our world would be 314 Gorman if people did NOT accept the call Belen, New Mexico 87002 to serve. Picture your communities without police 505-307-9957 {cell} personnel or fire fighters. How pgpink@comcast.net about those who sacrificed their lives in the 911 attacks? How different would our nation be if we did NOT have our men and Ginger Mercer women accept the call into the military? Who would educate our Treasurer youth, if teachers did not accept their call to teach? Who would 832 Desi Loop tend to our sick if our medical personnel did NOT accept their role and responsibility in our society? Belen, New Mexico 87002 505-401-9384 {cell} Does this sound serious to you? Well, we are all in need of servant Gingermercer59@hotmail.com leaders. It is an honor, privilege, and responsibility to serve. When asked, please think about all the things we ARE able to experience because of those who “accepted the call to serve.” Think about the Sharon Starr-Atkinson quotes on page two and those who said them…. Secretary 1413 South Hall In Pilot Love, Mesa, Arizona 85204 Governor Constance. 480-223-8620 {cell} sistarra@gmail.com
  2. 2. Page 2 January 2010 ANSWERING THE CALL TO HEROISM “True heroism is remarkably sober, very A MESSAGE FROM PI PRESIDENT, undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at PAT JARVIS whatever cost.” Happy 2010! -Arthur Ashe Remember “you can make a difference.” During the month of “To the world you may be one person, but to January, we realize that it one person you may be the world.” is time to celebrate the -Anonymous beginning of the new Why be ordinary? March to your own drummer. year of 2010. It seems “Excellence is to do a common thing like only yesterday we in an uncommon way.” were quite concerned about what the year 2000 -Booker T. Washington would do to our computer systems. We worried Slow and steady wins the race. Stick-with-it-ness for nothing, which is often the case. will take you far. “Continuous effort - not strength or In a recent Monday Message from AR-OK, there intelligence – is the key to unlocking was a quote by New Tribes Missionary which our potential.”-Winston Churchill said, “Our greatest fear should not be of failure Answering the call to serve can distinguish you as a but of succeeding at something that does not hero in the minds of others. It had been said that matter.” As we prepare for 2010, a new look at there are three main components to heroism: our mission will help us to NOT fear failure while competence, commitment, and courage. The one factor that makes those three come together is at the same time, make those changes that will compassion. help us succeed in those matters that truly “The welfare of each is bound up in matter. As businesses take inventory at this time the welfare of all.” of year, perhaps it is time for Pilot Clubs, - Helen Keller Districts and Pilot International to take Work outside of your comfort zone. Grow. inventory of what is needed within our Learn something about yourself. communities, Districts and within PI so that we “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by continue to give the service for which we are every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face….. You must do the thing known. We can make a positive difference within you think you cannot do.” our Pilot communities, throughout our districts -Eleanor Roosevelt and our world. Remember the intrinsic reward you gain by In friendship, accepting the call to serve. “ Nothing liberates our greatness like Pat the desire to help.” - Marianne Williamson So, Southwestern Pilot Members, when asked to serve what will your answer be? Will you make the choice to be added to the hall of Heroes? Governor Constance
  3. 3. January 2010 Page 3 CHAPALIN’S CORNER: PRAYER REQUESTS AS YOU WAIT Pilot Club of Belen: Continued prayers for Mary God has put dreams and desires in every Creighton, Katherine Hayes and Joyce Becerra person's heart. But most of the time, there's a Pilot Club of El Paso: Continued prayers for season of waiting involved. Maybe you're waiting comfort after the loss of Mimi Rapisand on for a relationship to improve; waiting to get December 23rd following a short illness. married; waiting for a promotion; or waiting to Pilot Club of Clovis: Continued prayers for overcome an illness. Much of life is spent waiting. strength for Janet Barnhart But there's a right way to wait, and there's a wrong way to wait. Too often, when things don't Pilot Club of Los Lunas: Prayers for Christine happen on our timetable, we get down and Robison for strength and healing discouraged or anxious and fretful. That's Pilot Club of Denver: Prayers for an uneventful because we’re not waiting the right way. pregnancy for Pres. Dawn Wright who is due in Notice that today's verse doesn't say if you wait, May. A perfect beautiful baby to be born soon!!! it says as you wait. The fact is we're all going to AND future Pilot!!! Woo Hoo!!! wait. It goes on to say that we should consider Pilot Club of TorC: Prayers for continued how the farmer waits—patiently and eagerly. strength for Frances Stout We're not supposed to sit around discouraged; we're supposed to be hopeful, positive, and full Pilot Club of Tucson: Continued prayers for of expectancy! strength and healing for Carol Bleck Today, no matter what you are believing for, Southwestern District Clubs: or membership expect things to change in your favor. Today growth and God’s wisdom and direction as they could be the day that God turns it all around. As make a difference in their communities you wait with patience and expectancy, you'll Southwestern District Council: As they meet in open the door for God to move. He'll fight your Mesa this month and plan the convention in battles, and you'll see that abundant harvest He's April. They would be safe and get much promised in every area of your life. accomplished but also have time for some fun. Dear Southwestern Pilots, God has a wonderful A PRAYER FOR TODAY from Joel year set out for us and I know that we will be Osteen: blessed in 2010!!! Send your cheers and prayer requests to me at: ruapilot2@msn.com or call me "Father God, today I choose to wait expectantly at 505-463-5558 . I love you all!!! for You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I put my trust and hope Southwestern District Chaplain Rhona Espinoza in You knowing that You have good things in store for my future. Amen."
  4. 4. MARK YOUR CALENDAR The Southwestern District Governor’s Bulletin is published monthly. DISTRICT CONVENTION IN Layout Editor is Rhoda MESA, ARIZONA Amendola APRIL 30 –MAY 2, 2010 Articles are due on the 20th of the month preceding the publication date. Please e-mail articles to Governor Constance at ccnparadiz@gmail.com. Every effort will be made to publish news by clubs. Articles may be edited to fit space. Club Presidents: Please pass on a copy of the Governor’s Bulletin to EACH member of your YOUR BEST PILOT CONVENTION BET club. If lack of money for LOUISVILLE, KY, photocopying is a problem, bring a few JULY 7-10, 2010 copies of the Governor’s PILOT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Bulletin to your meeting and pass them around for everyone to read. Have each member initial it when he/she has read it.