Updates from the Director – February

Updates from the Director – February

Hello and happy February! February, the second month of the year, is the only month that has less than 30 days. This is great news for those of us who live in the Midwest!! February was named after the Latin word februum, which means purification. As I write this, I can’t help but feel that purification is a great word for 2021. To purify means “to remove contaminants from”. I’d love to purify our world right now! I’d wave my magic wand and remove all the germs of COVID-19, all the political challenges and so on. But since I have no control over any of that, I’ll try to focus on what I can control….myself, my attitude, and the energy I put back into the environment.


As I pondered a little more as to what this might look like, I came across an action calendar from actionforhappiness.org. This calendar offers small steps for me (and you) to help purify our own lives as we continue to move forward. I hope you can find some time to try some of the ideas. Remember, dwelling on the negative only contributes to its power.


Be well.
Stephanie Ehle, Director


Screening Forms and Waivers

As COVID continues, VSC will continue to take precautions. A health screening tool and a liability waiver are required for participants for in-house programs. If you plan on attending any in-house activity, please arrive a few minutes early to fill out these forms. Thanks in advance for your help.

Friendly reminder – Thanks to all who thought about our staff this holiday season. We loved all the cards!!   Unfortunately, as city employees, we are unable to accept material gifts. We appreciate you thinking of us! I’d instead suggest a verbal thank you, a nice card or a donation to the Friends Board. We love what we do;   recognition is not necessary. Thank you for understanding.