The President's Message

June 2007

Lois Evans de Violini

This will be my last column as your president. It has been a great pleasure to serve you for a second time. I can not say enough good things about all the people I worked with these past two years. Together, they made my job easy. Most of these people are continuing with their appointed jobs and will help the next president. Thank you all for what you have done and for your willingness to continue to serve.

Craig Ladd, Martha Churchyard, Art Lewis, Ken Church, Helen Long, John Weigle, David Harris, Gracia Marks, David Minken, Jim Burke, Jim Thornton, Arline and George Lakes, Rick Smith, Michael Shalkey, Bill Wayson, Larry Hudson, Bob de Violini, Ron Pinkerton, Paddy Ruzella, Sam and Dee (our refreshments crew) are some of the names that come to mind.

But these are not all; many more have helped whom I did not mention by name, and I thank each and every one of you. Each volunteer helper, no matter what the job, has been important to the success of CIPCUG. Keep up the good work. However, there is one person who stands out and has been a special help to me. It's his place of business that hosts many of our SIGs. It's Toby who runs the Internet SIG, the Q&Amp;A, and the HTML SIG. He pinch hits when some one of the rest of us drops the ball. Often it's Toby who finds a new way to help the members. It's Toby who designed our prize-winning Web site. It's Toby who has the technical knowledge and the ability to impart it to others that keeps our members coming back month after month. Thank you, Toby Scott, for all that you have done and do.

Soon after you read this column, we will have our annual election, and unless there are some unforeseen events, Paul Westefer will be elected your next president. My thanks to Paul for his help in the past two years and for his willingness to serve as our next president.