As we come to the end of this year and decade, I am sure many of us are looking back at what has been and the journey it has been. In my world I became a father to 3 of the most amazing girls, lost many loved ones, and been stretched and compelled to grow in ways I never imagined. Through it all I have been tremendously blessed by a family that loves and puts up with me, a job that I enjoy more than I could have imagined, and getting to know and lean on so many of you.
Thank you for giving in so many ways to the Club and more importantly the kids of this community. Thank you for buying into a big harry audacious dream to make the world a better place for our kids and in turn tell them they are worth it. Thank you most of all for trusting me with being part of your lives. I have been so enriched by my interactions and friendship with you, I can never hope to repay the gift you have given.
I know your time is precious, so I won’t take any more of it. Continue to live as if every decision you make is vitally important. Have a fantastic 2020.
—Aric Cooksley, Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation & Lake County