PRESIDENT'S NOTES for April 2018
by Juan Chavez
Our Awards and Recognition Brunch on Saint Patrick’s Day held in the Hodge Room of the Iron Mike Conference Center turned out to be a great event despite the less than average turn out. It was relaxed, up-beat and festive. Moreover, the Irish brunch buffet was scrumptious, and the camaraderie was enjoyable.
Recognizing and rewarding members for doing great things for our chapter is always a pleasurable and uplifting experience. It was a distinct honor and privilege for me to present the following awards:
The prestigious Robert F. DeMeter Chapter Service Award was presented to George Blanc for outstanding service to the chapter as 2nd Vice President and Programs Chairman for the past 5 years. A well-deserved and overdue honor for a committed team member.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to Argie Rodriguez, Carole Blanc, Carol Ivey, Tammy Beshlin, Maria Chavez, Don Gersh and Marty Williams for their individual contributions above and beyond what is expected. Chapter coins were presented to Jim Fleming, John Hermann, Jim Wilde and Steve Byrnes.
Congratulations once again to all our award recipients for all they have done and continue to do for our chapter. All of us owe them a great debt of gratitude for their unselfish commitment and willingness to be part of something bigger than themselves. All of them personify the MOAA slogan: “Never Stop Serving!”