Oh my goodness! I am almost at a loss for words to describe our superb New Member Reception held on February 21st. The layout of this beautiful house was so perfect for our event and we do so appreciate Dr. and Mrs. Evans for letting us take over their home for about five hours. A special “thank you” goes to Phyllis Browning, Realtor, and Linda Rudd and Lisa Arlette of Legacy Mutual Mortgage for making this possible.
For the event, Coy West, our Membership Chair pulled together such an outstanding team of volunteers. The kitchen staff and food servers were headed up by Liz Jones and the punch servers were headed up by Helen Cleary. We had a team of food carriers including two of our gentlemen friends, Don Tedder and Bob Lee. Mary Fox and Harriet Hood took care of name tags. Jan Zeppelin, our New Member Liaison was assisting members who joined that day.
Then we had Sara White and her team of greeters at the front door. Barbara Bearr, our Reservations Chair, was assisted by April Leidner and Cherie Lind at the registration tables. If I have missed mentioning someone, forgive me but please know you are greatly appreciated. I would also be remiss in not thanking all of the members who brought all the delicious and unusual food items.
I also want to thank all the candidates and elected officials who took time out of their busy schedule to attend. We probably had a few complaints that the event went on too long but it is our practice to let all of our candidates have 2 minutes at the microphone to let us know why we should vote for them. This is especially good when there is more than one candidate for a particular race.
The grand finale to this wonderful event, as you will see inside this newsletter, we had 30 new members join in the month of February; which gives us a grand total of 64 new members for 2012. Keep up the good work, invite your friends and associates to our luncheons—there is power in numbers!
Hopefully by the time you read this we will know for certain the date we are having a primary election but as you know we will be having city elections in May prior to the primaries.
I am looking forward to seeing you on the 20th of March at Oak Hills Country Club.