We thought Bob Price’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election as club president would get more attention than “An Annual Meeting reminder from the president,” but sadly, the fact that he plans to step down is true.
That’s right. After more than six years of excellent service to the club as president, Bob Price will not seek re-election this year. So, yeah. Expect an exciting free-for-all as the hopefuls jockey for his and other seats on the Board.
Below is the outgoing president’s reminder about the Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 15, as well as his announcement.
Sorry if we gave up the surprise ending first. It wasn’t even the Hollywood kind.
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Just a short reminder of the upcoming (new and improved!) Annual Meeting and announcements of other changes coming our way.
This year, the Potomac Boat Club Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 4:00 pm. We’ll tackle the business first, but keep it short, to about 45 minutes, including reports and elections. A social event organized by our superb Social Committee will follow the business, so please feel free to bring a guest. The Social Committee is planning something new and different in keeping with our new weekend Annual Meeting format.
The shorter business portion of the meeting should prove to be an interesting one, as well. Terms will expire for three current Board members: Ed Ryan, Jean Hopkins and my own. While I hope Ed and Jean will accept nominations for re-election, I have decided that this term will be my last. Since the positions of President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary also will be up for grabs by seated Board members, it will be more important than ever that there is broad attendance from the entire membership … and a healthy number of nominees!
Finally, while my report at the meeting will be filled with many thank-yous and well-wishes, I also want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone reading this note. It’s been a pleasure, a privilege, and an honor to serve you as president of this historic club for the last six plus years. Please know that as I slip out of my current responsibilities, I will value the time you allowed me to serve as club president, but most of all, I will cherish the many friends I made along the way for the rest of my life.
Thanks, again. And see you on April 15th!