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Norm's Notes for December 2017

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Hello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader Since 1993 checking in... with our 288th monthly edition, and this is the 1st Edition of our 25th Year publishing Club Insider... I hereby declare my feelings about this milestone: YAHOO!!!

Sadly, next month, I'll report on the losses we are aware of that our industry experienced during 2017. But, for now, just in case you were not aware, I want to remember my (our) friends, MICHAEL SCOTT SCUDDER, who passed on June 30, 2017, and LYLE SCHULER, who passed on September 23, 2017. Stay tuned next month for a complete report on our industry's losses during 2017.

•As I write this, today is Thursday, December 7th, which is also known as Pearl Harbor Day. The next day, December 8th, American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, began his speech to the U.S. Congress with these immortal words: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." This immortal speech is one that I remember well, not because I was alive in 1941, but because in 1965, I memorized it for a speech class I was attending at N.C. State. I can only say now that I hope all of you remembered this special date and that you honored the memory of the 2,402 people who died in that cowardly sneak bomb and torpedo attack right after sunrise, killing 2,117 Navy men and women, 228 Army troops and 57 civilians. May they all Rest In Peace.

Is America a great country, or what? Where else could an Air Force Brat, now a guy who's lived in 18 different cities during his lifetime (including at age 6, attending 1st Grade on the island of Okinawa, Japan), and one who has now found his special spot on our Mother Earth, where he's quite happy having first been a former "Mr. Mom" and is now the 25-year publisher of his "Labor of Love" he calls Club Insider. As we close out this amazing year and look forward to the New Year, I want you all to know that, by serving YOU, on this keyboard every month to produce Club Insider, I believe I'm doing work that I was put on Earth to do, and I'm happy for that daily goal in my life. My daily goal IS to try to find ways to help each of YOU in our industry make your clubs and your lives better and better!

Ladies and Gentlemen... IF you're like me... and you do believe in a Higher Power being the creator of and the force behind all human beings, and IF you believe in Divine Guidance... then when I say to you that, clearly Club Insider, and all of us involved with the publication, including JUSTIN CATES, my son and Assistant Publisher, and all of you wonderful Readers, Advertisers and Contributing Authors are the beneficiaries of this Devine Guidance causing the "Labor of Love" called Club Insider to happen every month... I want to THANK YOU ALL for the reading Club Insider now and every time you've EVER read it! We also want to express our sincere Thanks and Appreciation to all of you who've shared or passed Club Insider on to your friends and associates. We appreciate that greatly, too! Justin and I are grateful beyond words for your involvement with and support of Club Insider, so let me just say again: Thank you ALL!

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