July 2016 Nudescene

Well, this is it – my final president’s column.

And I’m going to tell you a BIG secret.  When I’m writing this, it’s not really July.  It’s really May. J  Similar to late night talk shows, this goes to publication long before you see it.

I’m in the midst of getting ready for the season.  AANR-NW Convention is coming up and I found out today that the flyers have the wrong date.  Preparing for Northwest Folklife is challenging.  In addition to making sure we have enough volunteers, we have to make sure we know what our message will be, we need to make sure we have adequate supplies.  I spent two weeks ago cleaning up logos to put onto our new tote bags.  They came today and are spiffy.  Planning to smile for four days straight is daunting.  My face hurts just thinking about it.

But all of this is just the minutia of being president.  And I really have enjoyed it.  By the time you are reading this, we will know whether I have been elected as AANR Club Trustee.  If not, I’ll try again in two years.  If so, I look forward to serving you in a different capacity.

I want to give my sincere thanks to every person and every club that has been there supporting me.  I truly believe that the Northwest is the very greatest region in all of AANR.  We know one another and like one another and we work together in ways other regions can’t begin to understand.

Please continue to work together.  Give your support to my successor.  Regional president is not an easy job and they will need your help, just like I did.

I’ll still be around.

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