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November President’s Letter


Jim Hoekwater

Since the last newsletter, board member Steve Wasinger agreed to assume the position of assistant secretary and the board vacancy created was filled by the appointment of Jerry Teagan to the board. For the first time prior to the pandemic, there is a full complement of board members and officers!   

Committees are being revived and a complete list of chairmen and members will be published next month. Too many of our committees are a committee of one.  More members are encouraged to use their talents in serving the Club. Don’t wait for a chairman to contact you, contact one of them or me.  Getting involved is a great way to increase your  Festivities, Fun, and Fellowship.

It is appropriate that in November, the month of Thanksgiving, we return home to the War Memorial. The first meeting, which occurs during the same week as Veterans Day, will be a special recognition of our Veterans.   Our chorale is preparing music appropriate for the occasion and Vietnam Veteran Richard White will be our featured speaker.  

The Club’s veterans’ initiative continues to attempt to identify all members who are veterans, their branch, and their years of service. The Club’s list is an insert with this Newsletter.  Contact Chip Rohde, chiprohde@ameritech. net, or 313-259-1010 with corrections or additions.

The Club expresses its thanks and gratitude to The Tompkins Center, The Ark and Fishbones for hosting the Club while the War Memorial was closed.

Looking forward to December, the Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, at the newly refurbished Bayview Yacht Club.  Chairman of Special Events Ed Benz and his elves, Jim Callahan and Tom Kneeshaw, are busy planning a memorable evening.  Make your reservations early with Ed!

December is also the month that the Directory is prepared.  If you have an address, phone, or email change that you have not reported, please contact Jim Regan.

The Club is rich with traditions. We will continue to face challenges as opportunities and respect traditions while surviving and flourishing.  

Wishing you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim Hoekwater,
MC President

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