This is the last letter I will be writing as Club President.
I must say that I have enjoyed the experience. While I won't deny it takes some
time and effort, it did afford me the opportunity to get to know more of our members
in the two years of office, than I had known since I joined in 1988. I must also
acknowledge the efforts of our other officers, they truly ease the burden.
Gary seems to truly enjoy all the activities presented to us. Denny and Everett are
always knowledgeable about our members and their specialties and interests.
In addition ,you really don't realize how much effort Everett puts into his job, never
mind the endless hours both he and his family members help with all of our events.
John and Bill are our "word wizards". Bill has turned our monthly letter into
something to truly look forward to, and John has a way of recording it all, with a
touch of humor. So to all of them a great big 'Thank You" for making it so much
I look forward to enjoying our meetings from the other side of the table again, as I
do look toward more activities with the club. I am giving up my work with both the
St. Patrick Day and Columbus Day Parades in the hope to enjoy both with the club as
a participant rather than a "worker".
Finally I ask that everyone consider making yourselves available for club office.
I wish we had 3 or 4 people in the running for a new president, or for that matter,
any office. It would help us insure both continuity and improvement.
One of the late owners of the company I work for was quoted as saying "nothing
happens until somebody sells something". I would like to sell you the idea that being
an officer is well worth the effort.
Thanks to all of you who have supported both my efforts and those of the club as a
whole. May you all enjoy safe, happy and healthy holidays, with your families.
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