Construction Updates (9/30)
Wells Fargo Training and Conference Center – Most of the interior flooring has been installed and is being finished off this week. Our trades (electrical, plumbing, carpentry) have returned this week and continue to “pound away’ at finish work still to be completed. We are facing a minor delay in the installation of the custom ceiling tile (due to the condition of some of the tiles) but hope to resolve this over the next few days. Once some underground electrical work is complete this week, our landscaper will be arriving to begin finishing the land surrounding this new space. We now anticipate that the space will be completed in early November.
Overflow parking lot expansion – Work to secure the appropriate city permits for this work continues; we anticipate that construction of this area will not begin until early spring 2020.
Aquatic dehumidification and pool heater equipment replacement – Our engineers are working hard to secure the appropriate plan for this equipment replacement. We are currently focused on the pool heaters and are securing information that will help us make the right decisions with respect to size, design, and manufacturer of equipment that will best serve the long term operation of the center.
Passing the Baton
You don’t need to be a track star to know what to do when a baton is handed off in a relay race. You need to grab the baton and run! Recently, I was handed a baton here at the Kroc Center. Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders, the former Administrator, led the way as our leader for almost four years. Since she has been appointed to oversee all the work of The Salvation Army in Philadelphia, the baton of administration has been handed to me.
As Administrator, there may be times where I may wonder if I am making the best decision or doing what is right for the Kroc, its members, and staff; however, one thing is certain, with the baton in my hand, I have to run. There is no competing in a race remaining stationary. I am grateful to not be in the this race alone, as I have Majors Demetrius and Juanita Stanford, a great staff, wonderful members, and an encouraging, loving God alongside of me.
After Moses died, God needed Joshua to grab the baton and run, leading the Israelites into the Promised Land. God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous. The encouraging thing about God’s command to Joshua was that He said “Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9). Joshua grabbed the baton and ran, gathering the Israelites and prepared to enter the Promised Land. Boldly, he entered the land and began to conquer it – never looking back. The wonderful thing is that the promise God gave Joshua, always being with him, is still relevant to us today. I encourage you to focus in on God’s will for you and search for how you can grab the baton, running boldly where no one else is willing to go and remembering that God will always be with you.
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