GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT
The shortest month of the year seemed so much shorter this year than in the past. It could be that we had a very entertaining month of activities. The Horse Races, our Valentine’s Day Party where we enjoyed entertainers from Maryland, the Show Us Your Stuff Event held at the Hale Center where we had a chance to highlight our organization and what we do and Karaoke Night (Tartan Night).
This month is our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 14th. Election of the new Board of Directors is held that night. I am asking that all of you who are able to attend that evening to please make an effort to join us. Every vote counts, and as last year’s elections would show us, the voting was a major part of electing the Board. I’m not sure if you know that anyone can be nominated (with their approval) to any position even if an incumbent is willing to run again. Our Slate of Officers is not yet full.
We are looking for people who are eligible (year- round Florida residents) to step up. As of this writing, we still need to fill the positions of 1st Vice President and Correspondence Secretary. If you wish to run for a board position, see Peter Gibson or sign your name on the slate of officers sheet on our bulletin board. Please make your vote count.
March gives us a trip to the Dog Track, our St. Patty’s/Snowbird Farewell potluck, the Annual SAS Picnic (held in Weaver Park, Dunedin for the first time) and our Tartan Reception (formerly known as the Mince & Tatties). SEE THE CALENDAR FOR DATES AND TIMES. The Dunedin Highland Games are on April 1st but I wanted to make sure you got this information well in advance.
Now, I would like to share some not so good news. Our staunch member (and many times a President) Dee Stultz, has been having some medical problems that have not been remedied. As of my last conversation with her family, she is in Intensive Care at Largo Medical Center. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Remember—Honoring our Past is Preserving our Future
Diane Burke – SAS President