Let me say how delighted I am to have this opportunity to congratulate you on the excellent work you do and to say a word about "National and Community Service In A Transforming Society."
It has become fashionable in recent years to identify with the vision of community stated so eloquently by John Winthrop, the first Governor of Massachusetts. On board ship in the Salem Harbor in 1630, he spoke of a city on a hill in which we delight in each other, seek to make others' condition our own, rejoice together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our community as members of the same body.
Joseph, James A., "National and Community Service in a Transforming Society" (1994). Conference Proceedings. 15.