President’s Point – October 2019

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Mark D. Baldino

What it takes to be number one

Vince Lombardi once said “Winning is not a sometime thing: it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”
At Elder Care we have taken that philosophy to heart in everything we do, from caring for our clients to recruiting volunteers and organizing the BEST fundraiser in the Big Bend.

ECS hosts Oktoberfest 21 this month and what a winning festival it is! On Friday October,18 at The Pavilion at the Centre of Tallahassee, we will salute our seniors, entertain our guests, and thank our loyal and exceptional volunteers and supporters.

There are many factors and reasons that come into play that ultimately separate winners from losers. The two that stand out for me regarding this event are passion and commitment – the passion of the people who run it and the commitment of those who support it. Virtually our entire staff pitches in, but the management team really goes well above and beyond to make Oktoberfest so successful. However, we could never pull it off without our partners and our loyal sponsors who have been with us every year.

The list is much too long for this page, so please take a look on the back of our 2018 Annual report which is up on this site and pay special attention to our Partners, Ambassadors, Champions, Advocates, and Promoters. They are the ones who provide the fuel that makes this event run so well.

Thanks to all of you for your generosity, your loyalty, your passion and your commitment to helping make life better for our seniors.


Please enjoy this great story in the Tallahassee Democrat from Danny Aller of the TLH Beer Society: "Elder Care Oktoberfest goes to next level with craft beer"

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