by Matt Soeldner (Secretary)
As I mentioned at our election of officers meeting on April 11, this will be my last year as Secretary. Next year will be my 7th year straight year and 11th overall as Secretary. It is time to step back and reflect. I was first elected back in 1990 but actually started my term 4 months early as the secretary at that time had to move for a new job. So I have served 12 administrations as my time as Secretary.
The only remaining member who was president during those years is Rich Freitas, all the others have scattered or passed away.
I first joined the club in 1988, left in 2003 and came back in 2008 so that is 25 years and I have been Secretary for 11 of them. That is 44% and I am not going for 50%.
The position requires an attention to detail but it isn’t as bad as you may think. There are many resources you can use from International, to the District and even me. I will be happy to mentor this person during the coming year and introduce you to the District leadership team.
So, if you have an interest let me know or Lori Maver as she will be the president that you will be serving. It is a rewarding position, you will learn a lot, and will have a great influence of the future of the club.
Those that I have served
- 1990-1992 Sherm Caswell, Moses Mendez and Peter Dost;
- 1997-1999 Bill Richardson and Rich Freitas;
- 2012-2018: Kevin Mcintyre, Cindy Rodham Tuck, Dennis Gutman, Nancy Sullivan, Matt Cioffi and Pattie Somers;
- 2018-2019: and for next year, Ram Penumarthy
Remember, I will be here to help you serve and be the best you can be as Club Secretary. You’ll have lots of fun!