With the end of 2011 rapidly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to thank everybody who has made my year as President of the Greater Wheeling Chapter AITP so enjoyable.
We tried to do things a little different this year and I think everything has worked out well. Our membership is holding steady, the Chapter officers for next year will do a great job and I can see some great things happening for the Chapter in the future.
The President for next year, Jim Clark, is eager and I am sure he has some exciting programs lined up for the year. Bruce Koegler decided to stay at VP for a year but he is always ready to step up when the President is absent. With Bill Fairbanks as Secretary and Joe Bland as Treasurer, it looks like our Chapter is in good hands for years to come.
The Directors are an asset that any Chapter would be proud to have. The Past Presidents are always available for advice and it was nice to have them recognized this year in April.
I do have to say that this year was much more enjoyable than my first term as President in 2006. I think that I am more relaxed and knowledgeable, which has certainly made for an easier year.
So in what may be my last posting as President this year, I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!