By Pete DeBrusk
This will be my last Presidents notes as my term as president ends in January at the winter meeting, Jan 15, at the Grappone Center in Concord.
First I would like to thank Guy Hodgdon for all of the work he does behind the scenes and for being a consistent source of good advice. Guy continues to be a loyal supporter of our organization and much of his experience and hard work are what keep NHLA going forward. Also I would like to thank Carolyn Isaak, our Newsletter editor. She does a great job putting our Newsletter together and puts up with all of us (and by us I mean me) sending in our articles late, making much needed suggestions, and repairing many Presidents Notes that were in great need of repair. Her dedication, patience and hard work are a big reason why we have a great Newsletter and organization.
And finally, I would like to give a big thank you to the board members and all of the committee members. You are the backbone of our organization and without you we would not have an organization. One committee chairman that I would like to point out is Jon Batson, the Education Committee chairman. It is through his leadership and hard work that we have had such great Twilight Meetings and winter and spring meeting programs. He won’t admit it but over the past several years, Jon has done more for our organization than anyone else. If you do not know Jon, you should do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to him. He is at most of our events and would appreciate your opinions and feedback.
It has been a great experience being president and I recommend that any member become involved in one of the committees. Committee members are all volunteers and it requires about an hour or two per month. If you have not done it before it is fun and you will meet a bunch of great people.
I look forward to seeing you at the winter and spring meetings.