Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
4RichardJ.KatzPresidentResourceBankN.A.FromtheDeskofthePresidentPRESIDENTDearFriendsandNeighborsAswereachthebeginningofthesummerbreakourinstinctistoputtheschoolyearbehindandlookforwardtothegraduationsreunionsandplansforthefuturethatwilloccupyourdaysoverthecomingthreemonths.Howeveritsalsoagoodtimetoconsidertheplacethatschoolsandteachersplayorhaveplayedinallourlives.AsworkcontinuesontherelocationoftheQuilhotone-roomschoolhousewhichwillsoonbecomeacommunityroomatResourceBanksShabbonalocationwecanthelpbutreectonthewaysthatteachersandplacesoflearningcreatethefoundationforoursharedexperience.Schoolsandteacherscanbesomeofthemostpowerfuloutwardsymbolswehaveofourcommunalideals.Severalofthesubjectsinthisseasonsmagazinewereteachersatsomepointintime.Whilewedidntintendthistobeateacherissueitsworthpointingoutthatsuccessinlifeisnotmerelyafunctionofhavingbeenagoodstudent.Itisalsotheresultofagenerousheartthatseekstosharethesecretsofitsownsuccesswithothers.RobinBotheandtheotherteachersattheMontessoriChildrensHouseofSycamoreandDeKalblovenothingmorethansharingaclassroomoorwiththeiryoungstudents.TeachingaMontessorichildhowtolearnistheirhighestcalling.JeanieMartinsawtheconnectionbetweenhercareerwithMaryKayandheryearsasateacherinSerenaandtheresulthasbeenalifetimeofhelpingwomensucceedinwaystheyhadonlydreamed.JayPaulBellcombinedhiscallingstobebothanartistandaprofessorndingbalanceinaninclusivelifelandscapethatencompassesgratefulstudentsandartloversalike.MembersoftheAlmburgfamilyhavebeenbothstudentsandteachersattheReppertSchoolofAuctioneeringandliketheauctioneersrolltheirinuenceintheworldofauctioneeringhasechoedacrossgenerations.ThoughnotaschoolpersethenewwingoftheMaltaPublicLibrarystandsasareminderofacommunityscommitmenttoknowledgeandlearning.Itisaplacethatnotonlyhousesbooksbutalsoreectstheprideofitscitizens.WehopethatatleastoneofyoursummerafternoonswillbewellspentndingoutaboutthepeopleinthesummerissueofYourResourceforLiving.Maybeyoullbeinspiredtopassalongsomebitofknowledgethatwillbenetafriendaneighboracolleagueorachild.Maybeyoullbemovedtothankateacher.Itsworthrememberingthatnoneofusgotwherewearewithoutthehelpofothers.AtResourceBankweneverforgetthatwecouldntbewhowearewithoutourcustomersandfriends.Sincerely