Our March luncheon had a small attendance, but it was very good to be back. The company was good and the meal quite enjoyable. We had a little St. Patrick’s Day entertainment and even celebrated the birthdays of four members. Most importantly, we elected the officers for the upcoming year.
Meet your new Board Members: Helen S. – President (2nd term), Kathy D. – 1st VP/Programs, Mary Beth R. – 2nd VP/Membership, Linda B. – Secretary, and Catherine D. (2nd term) – Treasurer. I would like to give a special thanks to those members who stepped up to serve and I am looking forward to working with them.
It seems we are on our way to getting the club back into action and I am excited to see what the next year brings. Membership renewal will soon begin and I hope to see all of you back on the roster. In addition, if you know any former member who did not renew last year, please invite them back. We are looking to put forth efforts to attract new members as well.
Now to what keeps our organization thriving, and that is you, the member. There is always a need for member participation. This could be in small or more demanding ways. It might be chair of an Interest Group, model in a fashion show, demonstration of a personal talent, a board member or some other endeavor. In the words of author, Margaret Atwood, “Everybody has creativity. It’s a human thing.”
Here are examples of where help is needed. Lunch Bunch is without a chairperson and I hope someone can take the lead to keep it going. There may be one or two Interest Groups looking for members and surely would appreciate your consideration. I will be looking to fill the Parliamentarian position, that of Board Advisor and Recognitions Chair. I would be grateful to get volunteers. Finally, the Historian position is vacant so maybe we can get an Historian Committee started.
In closing, we will continue with the monthly luncheons. Perhaps more members will feel comfortable attending as the vaccine is made available. Our programs/entertainment may look different for now, but we will be creative. I also feel that Interest Group chairs can use their judgement in starting activities. Remember to take into consideration the nature of your activity and the level of contact between each other before getting together.
LET’S LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND,
GOOD THINGS ARE AHEAD.