Monday, November 23, 2009

Hoots, Howls, and Hollers 11/23/2009

At any given time there is an ebb and flow of events, energy, emotions... the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the yin and yang of life... the interaction and balance of all things happening. The past couple of weeks have been an obvious example of this principle.

On the past Wednesday we said goodbye to Elaine Allen, a long-time Hotline volunteer. She was a beautiful woman on the inside and the outside. In the early days as Hotline volunteer when she couldn't find a rescue person quickly enough she would go on rescues herself driving to the facility in her handicapped van. Struggling in on crutches she determinedly delivered the animal in need of help. Lying in Hospice awaiting her transition she said that she was ready and her only regret was not being able to give more time to Liberty Wildlife to help animals in need. It seems her spirit just got too big for her ailing body. She will be missed by her family, her friends (especially those of us at Liberty Wildlife), and the wildlife community that she served so valiantly.

On the yang side of the equation was the occurrence of the Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Appreciation picnic on Saturday. It as a celebration of the incredible efforts of all of the 300 plus volunteers who form a huge part of the community of Liberty Wildlife and who helped make Liberty the Arizona Game and Fish Conservation Organization of the Year! On this Saturday over 100 volunteers showed up (some with families) and enjoyed the camaraderie of friends with like values and goals. We shared great food, wonderful energy and everyone left with our deepest appreciation for all that they do to help the cause. It was a great party/picnic sponsored at the Pera Club by our Board Chair, SRP's Richard Hayslip, with or gratitude to him also. For those of you who were unable to attend, please know that you also deserve recognition and appreciation for all that you do... you were missed!

1 comment:

Angad Achappa said...

I think you guys do a fantastic job, being a student i can't afford to travel much, but if someday i manage to come to your country, i sure would love to come and visit, till then carry on the good work.
Angad Achappa