Valary Schulz, Chair-Elect
read this edition of our newsletter, you will already have registered
for and made your travel plans to attend the annual meeting in Dallas.
Through study of the reports included in this edition, and through
your local delegate meetings, you will also have reviewed and discussed
the issues that will require your vote on April 18th. As your local
society representative, you have asked those members at your local
meeting luncheon table their opinion of the 6 proposed Bylaws amendments.
You have an informed opinion, researched with local input, and you
are prepared to listen to and to contribute to debate of these issues
at our annual meeting. Thank you, you are a model delegate.
I have one other request
of you. Please consider your time and how you would like to contribute
to the function of the House in the coming year. Then contact me
over the next couple of months to let me know which committee you
would like to serve on, and in what capacity. Since we expanded
our committee base by nearly two times last year, we require approximately
58 bodies and souls to make up our committees of the House. That's
one of every six of you. We will have a full year's time to consider
the business of the House next year between the change-over in July
'04 and the annual meeting in Calgary in June of '05, and I need
to have all committee appointments in place by that time. This year's
committees have done a superb job, and many of those folks who are
rotating off deserve a good rest, so please volunteer, or step up
when asked. Your time is coming.
So, I'll see you in
Dallas; y'all come, y'all!