It’s hard to believe, but this time next week, it will be 2014. And we all know what that means: New Year’s Resolutions.
Surprisingly, New Year’s Resolutions have a long history:
- In ancient times, the Babylonians made pledges to their gods at the start of every New Year. They would promise to return borrowed items and re-pay their debts.
- In Roman times, individuals started making promises to the god Janus.
- In medieval times, knights of the realm were required to take the “peacock vow.” They placed their hands on a peacock and promise to continue living up to their pledge of chivalry.
Today, the New Year is the chance for us to reflect on the past year, wipe the slate clean and start out fresh. The most common New Year’s Resolutions include weight loss, better money management and living each day to the fullest.
At Lions Pride, we have a New Year’s Resolution, too. Our goal is to send even more deserving children to the Wisconsin Lions Camp in the summer of 2014 than ever before.
In 2012, we were able to bring 38 kids to Rosholt to have the adventure of a lifetime. This past summer year we provided the opportunity for 45 campers to enjoy a summer week filled with outdoor activities, nighttime campfires and fun in the sun. Our 2014 resolution is to increase the number of campers we are able to fund. But we need your help!
You can help by making a year end donation to the Lions Pride Endowment Fund.
Thank you to all our donors for their support in 2013. We are lucky to have such kind-hearted donors with your continued support 2014 will abound with blessings.
Have a safe and enjoyable New Year celebration. See you in 2014!