It's that time of year when Tamiami traffic slows, you have to cruise your Church parking lot looking for a space, and the Maitre D' at Cheers, the one who has greeted you warmly for the past 3 months, suddenly doesn't know your name.   "Yes" - it is beginning to look a lot like season and not just because snow birds Lyle and Elaine Brion are on their way to Sarasota. 
It doesn't seem that long since we last saw Lyle and Elaine, in fact we saw them a lot and not just at lunch meetings.  They've worked the Pancake Breakfast fundraisers at Applebee's with us and enjoyed the socials.  At least one Habitat House in Sarasota has benefited from the Brion service ethic.   Lyle told us once that our Club's "projects are fun and keeps the Kiwanis spirit going."  He also said something at a meeting two years ago that you'll find on the cover of your Mighty Club Directory: "A Kiwanian does something for children every day."  So true it had to be shared.
Our Club is fortunate that Elaine and Lyle have chosen us to continue their Kiwanis association while in Sarasota.  They are expected at Wednesday's meeting.  Please welcome back Lyle and Elaine Brion.