VICE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Greetings Western Section Members,
This has been a busy time for the Western Section with two
tournaments behind us and the rapidly approaching Fall Tournament ahead.
However, before turning our thoughts to other pressing matters and the Fall
Tournament in November, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the
membership for your support, especially during the 2016 Western Section
In addition to a much delayed thank you to the members who worked so diligently during both tournaments, this message (in part) is also an update for the Western Section members who were unable to attend the tournaments.
The directing staffs of Gloria Webb, Gloria Lee Ray, and Ida Sims
are to be commended for an excellent job during the Western Section Fall
Quite a few new players attended the tournament, which merited a new players section for some of the games. Thanks to Gail Dennis, our hospitality chairperson for keeping the snacks flowing. Also, thanks to those who participated in our Inspiration Service on Sunday in honor of Tony Lawson. The young minister who conducted the service was an inspiration to all.
I was told
"If you keep the Tournament in
The planning, and execution of a National Tournament requires,
unlimited time, supreme effort and diligent work. Thanks to tournament
chairperson, Stephanie Young, and committee chairs and staff for a job well
One of the most inspiring events at the National Tournament was the Sunday Morning Service, chaired by Gloria Brown. Each program participant did and an excellent job and the speaker was indeed inspiring.
The Banquet held on Wednesday morning, April 5, was magical. Stephanie and banquet chairperson, Marcella Bellow stayed up most of the previous night, making exquisite table arrangements. The table settings were indeed beautiful, and the brunch was yummy. Magic exploded when a very talented magician kept the audience laughing throughout the entire banquet.
After the last nightly game, each section in the
A special thanks, to my home team, the
It was a wonderful Spring National, compared with the best of them. Attendance was on par.
Now that the dust has settled from the tournaments, and we can get
back to normal status (for a while) I plan to devote a great deal of time to
one of our most pressing problems…. recruitment. Every club in the section has
experienced loss of membership without the benefit of equivalent replacements.
It is essential for the continued existence of the
We have already started work on updating the Western Section website with a new webmaster, and our editor has contacted section presidents to submit club information to be viewed and subsequently copied and distributed to all section members that are without Internet access. This effort of communication will also help in our recruitment efforts. It is my desire to keep all of our members fully informed of all that is going on within the section.
To begin the new method of communication, I am asking all club presidents to make a copy of this message and distribute it to members of your club who were unable to attend both tournaments and do not have access to a computer.
Congratulations to Robert Friend on being honored as one of the
five remaining original “
Thank you again for your support, and for your cooperation in
assisting your club’s representatives to make the Western Section one of the
best sections in the
Live in Hope