I am a Palmerston & District Kinette. Don’t ask me how long because frankly I don’t know off the top of my head. I am blissfully married to Paul Schnarr a Listowel Kinsmen and we have 3 boys age 35, 24 and 14. I have packed a lot into my short Kinette career, mainly because of all the opportunities that I have had placed at my disposal. But also because of the great people I have met in this association that saw something in me and encouraged me to go for it. I could write a page and tell you about all of them but you would probably read the first line and then move on to something else.
I am not here to tell you about my awards or accomplishments. I am here to let you know that I am going to take on the role of Awards director for District 1 with the same zest that I took on competing in any of the awards I have tried to win. Do I feel that I have the experience for the job? Possibly, will it matter? I don’t think so. I am a dedicated person, and I think I can handle the job. I have mentors I can go to and there are great people in this association that I know I can count on for support or help. My work and family experience has helped me to learn how to deal with people, not to panic in sticky situations.
In 2017 my health took a turn that my doctor did not like. I quit my job and decided to go back to school at the age of 50. Miraculously my health improved greatly within months of quitting my job (stress is a terrible thing). August 2018 I completed my diploma in Business Administration with a 96% average which I am pretty proud of.
Don’t get the idea that I think I am perfect; I am as far from it as you can get. There is one thing about me though that I will admit. I learn from my mistakes and try to never make them a second time. Life is a continual learning experience and I love to learn. I joined Kin to widen my friend circle, and to do some community service. Both of those things have been accomplished in astounding ways. I have met and can now call friends people that I never would have met if it was not for Kin. Each one of these people have helped me grow as a human being and given me gifts that they don’t know they have given.
I look forward to the next year and the great learning experience I am in for. Feel free to contact me at any time whether it is a question, to rant, to complain or seek advice. If I don’t know the answer I will find it out and get it for you, because if I don’t know the answer already it is something that I should know for future.
Yours in Kin,
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