Issue 104



Fall 2017 » Issue 104

Well the jury is in; the new CSA directors are people whom  the  membership  can  be  proud  of  and  can support. It is always interesting to watch the Board turnovers  as  the  new  guard  gets  settled  in  and  the old  guard  partially  retires  to  green  pastures.  I  say  
partially, because no CSA director has ever just retired. They continue to  volunteer  at  our  events  and  picnics  and  make  themselves  easily  available to answer questions and give advice.

Karen  Huestis,  our  new  president,  is  strong,  smart  and  tough  and  I  think that has surprised some people. She always listens carefully before making any decisions and handles herself with grace and poise in the many political situations which arise.

The other "newbies” have jumped in with both feet and have already spoken at several venues to explain and encourage CSA membership. Their original orientation went very well, although it is a lot to absorb in only a few days. They are all smart and, better yet, dedicated to getting
things done to improve snowbirds’ lives. What impressed me was the fact that they had all read the extensive Board documentation before the orientation. Their questions were thoughtful and some directors even  had  suggestions  to  improve  the  Directors’  Manuals.  Most  have  
already gone into new snowbird areas to which prior Boards had not had access or were unaware, and have made successful presentations, both in Canada and the U.S.

Being a CSA director is hard work and requires a lot of personal time and dedication. Your new Board members are ready, willing and very able and we are very fortunate to have them.

Please come out to meet your new Board members at one of CSA’s many events and, in most cases, the Board can arrange to have a director visit your group or event and give a presentation. Simply call the office. Then you can thank them in person for giving up part of their retirement
to help us all.

Sincerely,

J. Ross Quigley
Editor