"Carving a Slice of Service for Humanity" - Rita Ambrosi
Service Above Self
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St. Francis Residential Community
122 Diamond Spring Road
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Denville, NJ  07834
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Upcoming Events
Fundraising Committee Meeting
Helen's Office
Nov 09, 2016
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Santaland Work Party
Nov 12, 2016 9:00 AM
November Board Meeting
St. Francis Retreat Center
Nov 14, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Holiday Party
Rockaway River Country Club
Dec 03, 2016
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
December Board Meeting
St. Francis Retreat Center
Dec 12, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Woman's Holiday Party
Dec 15, 2016 6:00 PM
President's Message
Rita Ambrosi
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This past Saturday we fell back into Standard Time, essentially gaining and hour and
embracing the dark Winter ahead… “Winter is Coming” to quote the meme from
Game of Thrones.   During Daylight Savings we are busy enjoying the
Summer but sometimes, we just don’t know when to slow down.  .    I love the return to Standard Time as the early darkness presents a natural end to the day and we can just relax and not feel obligated to keep doing something because it is still light out.
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder and darker, it would be wise
to embrace the Norwegian concept of “Kos” pronounced ‘koos” (Koselig – “kooseleg”).  Some might say this word translates to cozy or coziness but it is a much bigger word than the three simple letters would imply.  It is more a state of mind.
Instead of complaining about the cold, it is a lot easier to make the best of Winter.
Kos can mean, sipping a cocktail or cup tea by candlelight, wrapping yourself
in a blanket and watching TV;   Meeting up with friends to a long walk on a cool
day or dinner in a  cozy restaurant.   Kos is giving you a “cozy time-out”.
There is nothing positive about being negative about Winter.   Work to live
a koselig life.  Light candles, host a dinner party, and don’t be afraid to brave the cold,  get outside and look to clear winter skies and stars above.
Winter is coming but so is “kos” time and that can be a wonderful thing.
President Rita
Marget Rahill Visit
Marget Rahill, District Governor. Is stopping by for a visit this Thursday, August 11, 2016. We are excited to have her come. 
District Governor, Marget Rahill will be coming to St. Francis and talk to us about the activities that the district is doing. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brendan Gross
November 1
Janet Navarro
November 5
Salvatore Paci
November 13
Mary Radicsh
November 23
Spouse Birthdays
Debbie Velocci
November 14
November 18
Donna Ott
November 8
Join Date
Patricia Agliata
November 1, 1992
24 years
James Ciampaglio
November 21, 2013
3 years
Mary Radicsh
November 21, 2013
3 years
Rita Ambrosi
November 21, 2013
3 years
Andrew Smith
November 29, 2012
4 years