Our first meeting has come and gone, the dust has settled, and now it is time to start having fun!

We had a preview of the celebration of life for Sherrie Isaac, our recently passed club member. She was in the midst of a full and rich life, not even close to slowing down. She will be sorely missed by our club and community.

We recognized our club leadership, for 2018-19, starting with the Three Amigos: Nathan Stoopes, President Elect, Tiffany DiTullio, Vice President and myself. We are fortunate to have Anne Leach and Joe Grainger back as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. For Directors, we have Nicole Pettit managing our Club Service portfolio, Bob Kasavan and Robert Dickenson managing Vocational Service, Joe Piini and John Haupt managing Community and International Service, and finally Linda Fosler and Mali Cuda managing New Generations.

We are kicking off a major membership drive, headed by Meryl Rasmussen and Mark Laughton, named “40<40”. This represents a major push to build our membership back up to pre-recession numbers.

Jeannine Pacioni is chairing the Program committee of nearly a dozen members tasked with developing four programs, each following a theme of their areas of expertise.

We are also going to work to better support each other, our businesses, and organizations.

Our club makes an enormous impact in our community, and each one of us as individuals and families share our time and treasure.

I am very proud and humbled to be your president this year. I will work every day to make your experience as fulfilling as possible.