President’s Message – October 2016

Message from the President

Wow!  Can’t believe it was two years ago that I agreed to stand as your President. Time has flown by for what has been a wonderful two years.  

But I didn’t do it alone.  I want to take a moment to say “Thank you” to our Executive and Committee chairs who took leadership roles.  They are the reason our club is so successful. They put in untold hours and care so deeply about our club.  I’m so proud to have worked with them.

Thank you to:

Jean Melnychuk

Sherry Rinholm

Sharon Harshey

Diana Shaw

Patti Andrews-Smith

Jodie Horb

Phuong Luu

Diana Hewko

Elaine Maloney

Vicky Patten

Shirley Feenstra

When I accepted the presidency, I wasn’t really sure what all was involved.  I hoped to do a good job and keep the club strong.  I wanted to create a balance between competition and fellowship.  I wanted our members to feel proud to belong to our club and be wonderful ambassadors of the sport. That was at the root of all that I did.

I knew it would be a lot of work…lots of issues…lots of emails…lots of meetings…lots of personalities…and I knew that I simply couldn’t please everyone.

But what I didn’t know was that it would be so very rewarding.  It has been an honour to serve you and the very best part has been getting to know and work with so many of you.  The support I have felt has been overwhelming at times. Every time I asked for help, someone stepped up. We have a terrific club and I am so grateful for the opportunity you gave me to be a part of it.

At the Gala tonight, members elected a new president – Sherry Rinholm.  Sherry is going to be a wonderful leader and I know I am leaving the club in good hands.

Take care everyone…and keep swinging!

Jacqueline Broverman, President