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Norm's Notes for December 2019

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Hello Everybody! This is your Club Insider Publisher and Tribal Leader Since 1993 checking in with our 312th monthly edition! We're SO GLAD to be here today writing these special Norm's Notes for you! Yahoo! Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, and a very Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Is America a great country, or what? Where else could a guy who flunked English Composition 101 in college end up as the 27-year publisher of Club Insider, a special newspaper for people who own and operate health and sports clubs around the world, and ON TOP OF THAT, a guy who has a son who grew up in this industry that we all love and worked his way up to become the Assistant Publisher and a Partner in the business. And, ON TOP OF THAT, this young partner in Club Insider, JUSTIN CATES, is a very industrious young man who went out and got a hobby job as a Disney World Monorail Pilot, Trainer and Coordinator. And, ON TOP OF THAT, this young man was one of just 81 Disney Cast Members (employees) out of 84,000 in Orlando who were recently introduced as the carefully hand-picked 2020 Traditions Team. In preparation of Disney World's 50th Anniversary in 2021, the Disney Traditions Team will introduce all new Disney World Cast Members, Crew Members, Imagineers and operating participants to the culture and heritage of the Disney Company. The Disney Traditions Program encourages participants to explore and understand how happiness is created for Disney Guests each and every day. Each year, hundreds of talented Disney Cast Members audition for the opportunity to continue the legacy of Walt Disney, himself. After four rounds of intense auditions, our industry's JUSTIN CATES has been selected, and he was introduced along with 80 other Traditions Team Members in early October. So, now, I write loud and clear that YES, America is definitely a great country! Congratulations again, JUSTIN CATES, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

■The day that I wrote this was December 7, 2019. In case you do not know it, December 7, 1941 is a date that is also known as "Pearl Harbor Day," and each year, those of us who keep up with American history know that, on "December 7, 1941, a day which will live in infamy, the Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan suddenly and deliberately attacked Pearl Harbor," killing 2,403 Americans which included 2,009 Navy personnel, 109 Marines, 218 Army service members and 68 civilians. May all of those killed Rest In Peace.

■Check out the Press Release from's PHIL MASTERS and TODD HITTENMILLER on Page #22 and their New Ad for on Page #23. Welcome to the Club Insider Advertiser Team!

Happy Birthday to DARON "Rocketman" ALLEN, CEO of Visual Fitness Planner on his 50th birthday!

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