2020-2021 Margaret Kidd I attended my first luncheon in January of 2016. By April, I was the treasurer and held that position for two more years. These were the years we got rid of checks and did everything electronically. A learning experience for all!
The thing that stands out most during my year as President was that the country was shut down! We did not let that stop us, however. We had board meetings every month with some attending via Zoom. We only missed one luncheon and one coffee, and that was due to snowmageddon, not lack of attendees. Of course, there were a lot fewer people attending these things, but we still held them. We even started three new Interest Groups. Membership held pretty steadily at 220.
During the last month of my tenure, we made a major change to the membership. We opened it up to those who had a major change of lifestyle in the last three years, ie divorce, death of a spouse, retirement, etc. this was extremely controversial and the vote to enact was only a difference of three. As it turned out, there was not a major exodus of members nor an influx of these new members.
Being a member for six years has been very gratifying and I’ve met a plethora of dear friends. After my tenure, I moved on and let the ne’er members take over.