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President’s Message

In-Person Meetings to Resume
Vacant Officers Positions Filled

Men, April is upon us. I hope you and your loved ones have already been vaccinated, that your taxes have been filed and the return is on its way. We have much to be thankful for, not the least of which is our life, having this pandemic ever-present in our lives.

Our Club is alive and well. We are planning to hold the Club’s first actual in person meeting since the pandemic began. Mark your calendars for May 11th at The Ark, located at St. Ambrose Church, 15020 Hampton, off Jefferson in GPP.

An exciting speaker is lined up for the event. Elliot MacFarlane will cover highlights of Single Malt Scotch whisky–peaty & non-peaty, the various regions of Scotland, and his favorites Single Malts, with time left over for some Q&As. An actual tasting session will be scheduled for a later date at an appropriate time of the day. I hope you can attend on the 11th of May. Tables of six will be placed six feet apart and all attendees must wear masks if not seated at their table. The current Michigan requirements expire on April 19th . Watch the May newsletter and eBlasts for any changes which may occur that could alter the Club’s plans.

The once open Secretary position has now been filled by John Klobuchar. The Club owes much to David Morrow for having done a yeoman’s job in doing all the secretary work for well in excess of a year. John will clearly need our help and that of David for some time to come, but he is energetic and committed to the Club’s success. He will do an excellent job. Thanks David and John. John will be featured in May’s newsletter as the third in a series of “Meet Fellow Member…”

Chip Rohde has agreed to fill the 2nd Vice President role heading-up Member-ship. What a find he has been. Chip is featured on page 4 of this month’s Newsletter. We all need to help our new leaders in every way we can. Please promote the Club and get your friends to become members. The more members we have, the easier it will be to keep our Club alive and relevant. Chip has some great ideas as to how to promote membership, but as you all know, your family members and friends are the best and easiest sources.

Let us all seek out new members every chance we get. I look forward to seeing you in the Zoom meetings in April and finally getting together in person at our May meetings.

Jim Callahan, President