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Archives for: March 2019 (5 posts)
Everyone Has Skills
March 29, 2019 @ 10:46 AM by: Richard Steinecke

When I look at broken steps or leaky radiators, my default is to observe the inevitable reality of decay. However, when members of our community members see the same thing, they comprehend an opportunity. They were eager to fix the issue. And they ... [read full post]

Take Your Victories Where You Find Them
March 26, 2019 @ 8:12 AM by: Richard Steinecke

We all struggle with our (figurative) demons. For many of our community members, those struggles are epic. Our dream, of course, is to work with our community members to provide an environment where they can change their lives around. But the real ... [read full post]

Another Vigil
March 18, 2019 @ 11:31 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Here are the notes for the remarks that Oasis presented at the vigil for the New Zealand mosque shootings, which was held at the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre last Friday evening:

The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre stands in solida ... [read full post]

Visiting Friends
March 12, 2019 @ 8:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The friendship of shared experiences is comforting. There is something reassuring in spending time with those who have similar visions and goals. Last week we visited the South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC). After an interesting tour to see ho ... [read full post]

Embarrassing Our Volunteers
March 4, 2019 @ 12:22 PM by: Richard Steinecke

I embarrassed one of our volunteers. I had thanked her for filling in twice in as many weeks when we were short a staff person and complimented her on her tasty cooking. I did this in front of some of her friends outside of Oasis. I thought they s ... [read full post]

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