Letter from the Editor Issue 39

Summer 2001 CSANews Issue 39  |  Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.Back to list

Where has our summer gone? The days seem to just slip by so quickly and effortlessly. I managed to play one game of golf, read one book, went to the cottage once, snuck in one long weekend for my aunt and uncle's 60th wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary, Clark and Benny) and, I guess when I really think about it, did a lot of other things ­ once.

It has really been a very busy, busy summer, and so it has been for the CSA. Their Mission Statement and Travellers' Bill of Rights are taking shape and you can find information in both our president's message and the Government Relations Report. We have some very intelligent and helpful members, as you can see from our survey results on page 30 and I would ask that you take some time to give us your suggestions on the CSA initiatives.

How can we make them more direct, more inclusive and more meaningful to you, our members?

We unfortunately missed the "Kodak Moment" of Dave Hunter hanging from the ship's rigging on his unusual cruise ship, but we hope you will enjoy some of his other memories. And, speaking of memories, perhaps the joint U.S./Canada border discussion (see page 28) will make our sometimes-complicated border crossing a memory.

As you'll see on page 32, we are publishing the Canadian Snowbird Association's nominated slate for the 2002/2004 board of directors' term. On behalf of the entire membership, I would like to thank the nominating committee, Barbara Bristow, Jim Hamilton and Jerry Waterall, both for their time and for a job well done in serving on this very important committee.

One of my favourite articles, Health and Wellness is missing from this issue due to our space limitations. I'll make sure we double up for our next issue. See you then!

J. Ross Quigley