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   President's Message for Nov./Dec. 2017

The society's October meeting was a huge success. Many thanks to everyone who donated canned food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. With that in mind, at the December meeting we will collect items for teenagers. This is an age group that is typically forgotten during the holidays and for a number of years we've made them a point of focus for the society. Thank you in advance for remembering to bring something useful for a teenager to the December meeting.

The October meeting was also the society's opportunity to recognize a young, in this case, man with the Lt. Col. Ben Donahue Memorial Scholarship. Society board member and scholarship coordinator Ron Close worked closely with the Novato High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to identify a young man or woman, and they recommended Cadet Tech Sgt Michael Fretz. Cadet Fretz and his father Brian were guests of the society at the meeting. We are very proud to recognize Cadet Fretz and his achievements and wish him the best for this future.

Society Housekeeping

In your mail you should have received a ballot for the society's annual elections. Please follow the instructions for casting your ballot. Be sure to put your ballot into an envelope, sign the outside of the envelope, and mail it back before the due date. Do not include your December lunch reservation in with your ballot. Officers for the 2018 calendar year will be elected by the board of directors at the December meeting.

It is also membership renewal time. Dues for 2018 are due and, as mentioned in the last newsletter, dues will be $35 per year. This dues increase will help the society overcome the rising costs of doing business in the San Francisco Bay Area. We believe that membership in the society is still a fantastic value - fantastic educational meetings and tours, an outstanding newsletter and website, and a great group of members. We appreciate your continued support of the society and please bring a friend to our next meeting.

See you in December.

Nick Veronico


Past President Messages are linked below and on following pages:

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July/Aug. 2017

May/June 2017

March/April 2017

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Nov./Dec. 2016

Sept./Oct. 2016

July/Aug. 2016

May/June 2016

March/April 2016

Jan./Feb. 2016

Nov./Dec. 2015

Sept./Oct. 2015

July&Aug. 2015

May/June 2015

March/April 2015

Jan./Feb. 2015

Nov./Dec. 2014

Sept./Oct. 2014

May/June 2014

March/April 2014