Editor's Note

Ways, Small and Large

 “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

—Robert Browning

A lot of people fear failure — so much so that some do not push themselves. They may be content with that or may secretly wish that they had reached for more.

Many people embrace challenges. And when those challenges pay off, it can be like a little slice of heaven.

Expanding your skills can be exhilarating, but when you are juggling a family, work and social life, volunteering can be quite daunting. Yet, year after year, CAS volunteers take on new endeavors, mostly while holding down full-time jobs and devoting time to kith and kin.

It’s a tradition for the last AR issue of the year to honor the outstanding volunteers of the CAS. This year we have also included nonmembers who have supported our success.

In small and large ways, CAS volunteers exceed their grasps, stepping beyond their zones of comfort. Listing names is a small way that we can thank those who have given so much. I hope that these outstanding individuals will feel a little heavenly for having played a large part in the CAS’s success.