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Firebirds Collective - R.I.P. our P.I.P. Bob Blakeley
Fellow Firebirds and Friends of Firebirds Collective, 
It is with a heavy heart that I share news that we have lost a near and dear member of our Firebirds Collective framily*.  Last night, Bob Blakely passed away. 
As a multicultural community, many of us will grieve in different ways.  As a club, we will be changing the Firebirds Collective logo online to black and white in observance of his passing for 40 days. At the next club meeting, we will observe a minute of silence in his memory and there will be an opportunity after the meeting for people to share any stories.  
Bob has given so much to our community and I want to be certain that you know, he also got a lot from you as well.  One of the things that delighted him about Firebirds Collective was that he was once again able to connect with Toastmasters actively.  The big bonus was, in his words, that he had friends all over the world.
I leave you with this quote from Albert Einstein 

And yet we should not grieve for those who have gone from us in the primes of their lives after happy and fruitful years of activity, and who have been privileged to accomplish in full measure their task in life.

Something there is that can refresh and revivify older people: joy in the activities of the younger generation

At your service,
 
Samir Malak, DTM 
Firebirds Collective, President
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Photo from his second CC2 speech Pride delivered at club meeting on 02 July 2017
framily - a term used to denote the friends and family club culture at Firebirds Collective in a speech by Amy Brener, DTM at club meeting on 18 June 2017
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Posted: Firebirds Collective, 26 Oct 17, 22:54 by Samir Malak    Comments:


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