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President’s Message: Latest Developments

“It was a close run thing” – This quote is attributed to Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, after the Battle of Waterloo. i think this is an appropriate reference since the Club is still standing despite Covid19. The club has adapted to a changing environment. We continue to meet via zoom for the speaker’s meetings, book club, and investment club. The golf and tennis groups still play, with different locations perhaps, but still soldiering on. The card players are meeting, initially via zoom and now across large tables. Conditions on gatherings have prevented the choir from carrying on as usual. Clearly, all of us wish we could meet in person.

But a word of caution about the future of the Club. It faces strong headwinds. To grow and not stagnate we must continually attract new members and offer new activities with wider appeal. This requires flexibility and new approaches. I encourage the club to engage in new activities. If something doesn’t work , let’s move on and try a different approach. Let’s not be afraid to experiment.

I am pleased to announce the following “election’ results:
President James Callahan
First VP Henry Fischer
Treasurer James Hoekwater
Asst. Treas. David Buckler
Secretary David Morrow
Asst Secretary Jim Triano
Directors- John Snyder, Jerry Teagan, Ed Benz, Albert Spalding Jr
The new terms take effect on October 1, 2020

Ken Mokray,
President

Presidents Message

Message from the President

The golf league, tennis league, book club and investment are open for business per SMC presidenthealth guidelines or via zoom. We continue to hold zoom based meetings for the board and bi-monthly lunch speakers. If you receive the newsletter via paper format and haven’t paid the $15 the club would appreciate a check. Check your email and junk mail folders for emails from the club reminding the group speakers and affiliated activities. Have a great 4th of July.

We are in touch with both the War Memorial and current CDC guidelines and will keep all informed on any changes.

Ken Mokray,
President
Presidents Message