Recently, PAD Newsletter Editor Lori Ann asked me, “When are you going to write for PAD Newsletter?” I replied,” Already, time goes flying” Looks like I am writing this as my last message as president to our PAD members. First of all, I deeply want to express many thanks to all members for their times, their volunteerism, their involvement with social events, and their contributions with our club.
This is a message of thanks to all that I served four years as President to the deaf/hard of hearing people I have loved so well. It fills me with emotion I cannot express. I have witnessed the great change from old PAD to new PAD and it recognized as one of the best deaf clubs in USA. We should be proud of it. At this time, there are some things you have to do to keep the club going. You are facing a new world, a world of rapid change. We are facing fast changes with new technology and it is going to overwhelm you; and at the same time, it will make your life the most exciting of all time. As you can see in our club, we have added two videophones, new TV flat screens, projector, security cameras, Wii, and Wi-Fi to keep up with technology for the members and guests. Even many of us have cell phones to keep us in frequent contact with family and friends.
Now, we have to think and ask ourselves as members of PAD since I will finish my term as President on December 31, 2010.
1. What kind of members are you are to lead?
2. Are you reliable for our club?
3. Are you able to give your time for the club?
4. Are you capable of volunteering for our club?
These questions are messages to anyone who plan to run as our next President. These are true tasks that we are facing today. It is my hope that we should continue to give the same support to our next President as well as they supported me in past.
Secondly, this time of the year holidays is around the corner, PAD will be very busy with a lot of events coming up, Turkey Bash, Senior Citizen Dinner, Steelers/Buffalo game tailgate party, Children’s Christmas Party, Active Christmas Dinner, Christmas Bash, Thursday Steelers’ Football Night (Dec 23), New Year Eve Party, Banknite, Pingo, Wii League, Texas Hold’em League and private events. So please come and have fun with the events.
Hope you all have a nice holidays and I bid you farewell as President.