We are so delighted
with the updates and changes in our web site.
You can now register
online for contest, get Miss
High Kick information and registration form, view One
Day Dance Workshop dates and locations, register for the Aggie
Performance Weekend in January, download an Order/Request
form to order patches, get an online Private
Camp Bid, and tons more!
If you are needing helpful articles, we are adding articles weekly
to over 50 articles available at The
If you have missed a
weekly message with one of the special poems or topics, you will be able
to access these soon. Make a visit if you haven’t done so recently.
(aca: DanceCheer.net) has a new calendar of events. You can view our events and activities along with other
events in the industry at their web site!
A special Happy
Birthday to Dr. Dreibrodt, our co-founder and Chairman of the Board.
He will turn 80 tomorrow (October 12) and is really having a great
life. For those who know him
and want to wish him a birthday greeting, please write me for his mailing
Below is a passage
sent to me by my Iowa friends (Kathy Enyart and Jackie Morse).
It is a sobering note to recognize small things for which we should
be thankful. Hope you enjoy it.
Joyce E. Pennington
American Dance/Drill Team®
Note) Things aren't so bad...
A little reminder about
how good we have it.
The following is something
If you woke up this
morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the
million who will not survive this week.
If you have never
experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the
agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500
million people in the world.
If you can attend a
church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death...you
are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
If you have food in
the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to
sleep...you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in
the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace...you are
among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If your parents are still
alive and still married...you are very
rare, even in the United States and Canada.
If you hold up your
head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful...you are blessed
because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold
someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder...you are
blessed because you can offer healing touch.
If you can read this
message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking
of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people
in the world that cannot read at all.
Have a good day, count
your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we