Welcome to 2019 and the winter from h***! This has been a tough month for me attending to family, and spending most of December sick myself. Thankfully, I am feeling better (was to the doctor four times since New Year's Day). Not fun, and the weather is killing me. I feel like a caged lion and spring can't come soon enough.
Enough about me, now let's talk about MRTA. A new year is dawning for us and we hope it's a good one. Our buffet luncheon meetings are still at Drake's Landing. The menus have been set and we are preparing for a wonderful year. Remember, we meet on the second Wednesday in March, May, June, September, November and December. Social hour begins at 11:00 and meetings are called to order at 11:45. 1st vice-president, Phil Butto is lining up interesting speakers, and the cost remains $14.00 per person. We hope you will be able to join us.
We haven't completely firmed up our speakers for the year, so your suggestions/ideas are welcome. Keep in mind, we do not pay our speakers, they need to be willing to speak for fee (lunch provided). If you have any topics or ideas, talk to Phil or me, and perhaps we can add them to our list of presenters. Our job is to make the meetings interesting for you so that you will want to join us for lunch.
Be thinking ahead. We will be electing new officers in December. Consider becoming one. The job is not hard, as the executive board does most of the work for you. I have been president over five years, and even though I am willing to help the new president and officers, I will not run again. Remember, this is your organization, SUPPORT IT!