Snowbirding by Sea Cruising all Winter
Finance : Time for a portfolio adjustment
Health : Do you really need that pill?
CSANews Issue 104 — Fall 2017 Edition
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.
J. Ross Quigley