AARP Associate State Director Antoine Cook left our January meeting with at least two positive impressions:
1) No other California chapter sponsors lunches after a general meeting;
2) He was impressed with the idea of “Glad Tidings” (thanks to Marilyn Clough for that phrase).
I know from other conversations with Antoine that he is also impressed with the scope of the Dispatch and the fact that it is published monthly.
These activities only come about because members of our chapter are willing to step up and use their talents to serve the larger community be that our AARP chapter or the neighborhoods and cities where we live (and sometimes work!). Furthermore, Mr. Cook also said that the Board positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are absolutely necessary for a chapter to stay in existence. I bring this up to you because the position of Vice-President is currently vacant. If you appreciate the speakers that have informed our meetings over the years, you have an idea of what the Vice-President’s main responsibility is. Anyone with powers of persuasion and knowledge of the interests of seniors should consider volunteering in this position.
If you are interested, please see Jan Delucchi or myself; I served in this capacity recently for two years. Thank you for your interest.
Please read newly posted articles on our website and this issue of the Dispatch