Everyone has heard the ‘it’s a small world’ phrase, and it’s most often associated with finding out someone you know knows someone else you didn’t know they knew, or something like that…which is awfully complicated but stay with me on this. J Thankfully, there is a whole new twist on the ‘small world’ theme that will (further) debunk some of the misconceptions about who comes through our doors.
The ink had not even dried on a new life insurance policy just days ago when the young agent declared his status as a former Club kid—out of nowhere. Apparently his aunt or grandparents—can’t remember which—live(d) near our east side (Lutsey Unit) facility on University Avenue and he came almost daily during the summer. Who knew…he may very well end up being active as a volunteer on our behalf soon. Very cool…and nice to see.
As we were walking out after our meeting that made me worth FAR more dead than alive, the ‘Twilight Zone’ episode continued as I learned the head honcho of a video company here filming Club kids for our virtual annual report was also an alumnus of our organization! Oh, and he was doing this video work for us as an in-kind contribution to give back…gotta love it.
(two unexpected discoveries within 5 minutes of one another—both successful businessmen who had nothing but good things to say about their Club experiences…can it get any better? of course it can…)
It’s been said that ‘two is a coincidence, three is a trend’ so let’s establish the pattern. Just a few short weeks back, a colleague and I were meeting with a prospective Board member, who disclosed fond memories of the west side (Nagel Unit) facility where he and friends used to come all the time. Interestingly, he has remained in touch with a few of those buddies over the last two+ decades, and agreed to invite them back for our 40th anniversary celebration this fall.
By the way, I’m a Club kid from another state and our current Board President was a member in La Crosse year ago…so there’s probably a Club alumnus in YOUR world too…just ask around…we’re everywhere!