Save the date and get ready to come out and support your community at this charity fundraising event.
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Yellow Rose Nursery, Prosser
Award Winning pouring wineries, breweries & distilleries
Gourmet Dinner, Music & Dancing
Live and Silent auction benefiting the NW Community Foundation
This is one of Washington Wine Country’s premier charity events, hosting over 450 guests from across the Northwest. Last year’s event was a huge success because of people like you who gave generously of their finances, products, services and time.
Join us at our Wine Country Gala reception and Silent Auction along with award winning wineries, NW Micro Breweries, & Hors d’oeuvres in the stunning display gardens of the Yellow Rose Nursery.
Reservations will be accepted in the order of return receipt. All seating will be assigned so please let us know with whom you wish to be seated.
Friendship tables for 8 are $1,200, Couples for $200.00 and Individual seats are $100.00, Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.
Online ticket reservation coming soon. Reserve tickets by calling our message line at (509) 786-8499.
Show your support for our local communities by donating a Live or Silent Auction item.
In a new article, “The Only Call to Action For Me,” John Mosby of the Mountain Guerrilla blog, discusses again the importance of community and strengthening the bonds between your community members.
The archaeological, anthropological, and historiographic record of the collective human experience pretty clearly indicates that, in order for any human cultural activity to succeed, some form of community must be engaged in the collective effort towards the achievement of the goal. In order for that to take place, the members of the community must be willing to sacrifice self to some degree, and act in a spirit of service to the community. The idealist naivete of “reason always prevails,” or that mental cleverness alone can resolve the world’s problems, without physical effort or community participation, falls flat, as soon as a foe is met who is willing to stop talking, and start chopping the heads off the intellectuals.
As usual for Mosby, language warning.
We’ve blogged in the past an interview with John Mosby. He has shared on his site a lengthy excerpt from his book Forging the Hero. The excerpt deals with the fall of empires and the current fall of the American empire. Here is just one paragraph to entice you to read the rest.
Therein lies the answer to “so, what?” The masses of the Plebeian class may sit idly by, comfortable in their decadence, blindly hoping for a postponement of the inevitable, satisfied—even as the world burns around them—the the reassurance of their Patrician leaders that “Progress will never cease!” and/or “We’re protected by the blessing of Almighty God!” As people awaken to the visceral reality of the crumbling infrastructure of empire however, more and more people are beginning to feel obligated to act towards the preservation of their traditional customs and values. Any person who values their family, and is unwilling to see their family destroyed on the altar of the invasion of alien, foreign cultural values overtaking our way of life, bears the burden of releasing themselves from the comfortable fantasy that ignorance equals avoidance. They must take up the yoke of the hero. We cannot place the fate of our futures, or the futures of our children and grandchildren, or the legacies of their pasts, in the hands of some ephemeral, fantastic “hope.” We must grab the opportunity presented by the decline of decadent imperial culture and the degeneration of the individual, and “emigrate’ outside the decadence of the collapsing culture, to either rebuild the culture, or—more valuable—to build a new culture that enshrines the best of the old, while being more resilient. The barriers that present themselves are fear and ignorance, but those are walls that are easily scaled and breached.
A book review of Forging the Hero can be found on survivalistboards.com. The book can be purchased through Forward Observer.