On Saturday, February 23, GlobeMed at UChicago held a potluck picnic on the eight floor penthouse of Logan Arts Center. Check out the night view!
The evening started off with a potluck dinner with contributions from all members, followed by screenings of short clips including Obama’s inaugural address.
We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
Members also presented a ghU lesson, followed by a discussion. The picnic ended the night with games, including Twister, Apples to Apples, UNO, Spoons, etc. Often underestimated in goal-oriented organizations similar to ours, community building is key to creating a more effective and successful environment.