I want to offer many thanks to the membership for having the confidence in me to elect me as your president for the next two years. Your selection for vice president, Gordon Wagoner, and treasurer, Tom Ebnet, are sure to be fine choices. As a team, we will do our best to uphold the by-laws of the association and live up to your expectations.
As your new vice president, Gordon has taken over the post of web site coordinator. If you have any suggestions or ideas to improve the site, please let him know. His contact information is on the web site.
As your treasurer, Tom will continue to look for dues to be paid and, importantly, make necessary address changes to the database. If your address changes or you know of a shipmate who has moved, PLEASE let Tom know. Without this information we lose contact with a large percentage of our members. Please help to keep this from happening and keep us informed of address changes.
As of yet, I have not received a final report on the recent reunion. Attendance was not as high as it has been in the past, but we believe it was a reflection of the economy and todayís transportation issues. I hope everyone who attended enjoyed the tours, the food, and camaraderie with old shipmates and friends. Letís set our sites on a bigger and better turn out in 2005 in Philadelphia, PA.
Special thanks are extended to Kenny Saylor for ordering, transporting, and selling the GLACIER 2003 golf shirts. Can that guy push raffle tickets or what? Thanks, Kenny!
Kudos goes to Fred Hart for chairing and initiating the Recruitment & Retention Committee. Unfortunately, due to other commitments Fred will no longer be able to hold the position of chairman. In accordance with standard operating procedure, I am asking for a volunteer to step forward and accept this position.
The committee chairs, the other officers, and myself thank you in advance for your support during the next two years. We look forward to making this a successful term.