It seems like I was President of the NAA forever (although it’s only been since 2009.) Therefore, I’m happy to announce that as of the election this past fall, I have been replaced by a most worthy successor, Deryl McCarty ‘63. Deryl is full of energy and ideas and I’m sure the NAA will continue to thrive during his administration(s). [Note to Deryl: It’s easier to get in than it is to get out!]
I’m exceedingly grateful to my fellow Board Members for their hard work and dedication to keeping the NAA relevant and thriving.
Vice President Gegi Winslett ’54 was always there to advise us with wise and reasoned logic when we found ourselves in a quandary over a vote or a mailing.
Marilyn Hicks Fitzgerald ‘64 turned out to be a whiz at keeping us legal with her extensive knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order. Not only that, she actually knows how to create a spreadsheet that works! One of her greatest contributions has been to keep the membership lists up to date and at the printers on time..
Treasurer Pat Alfaro ‘58, who – lucky for us – is still on the board, has kept the budgets consistently balanced and free of red ink. And stayed cheerful while doing it!
Truman Solverud ’58, our Web Site Manager, has kept us up and running flawlessly, making it so easy and so much fun to peruse our history and get the latest updates on reunions and gatherings. Since I know nothing about maintaining a Web site, his help and knowledge have been especially valuable!
Reunion Chair, Betty Criner Brain ’62 who knows more about booking hotels, cruise ships and arranging tours than all of us combined. She’s a treasure!
Our Class Directors, Smokey Johnson ’57 and John Ellis ’52, (who retired last year and was replaced by Deryl McCarty) made sure all the newfound alums were formally welcomed into the NAA and put in touch with classmates.
And last, but not least, my thanks to Walt Young ‘53 for getting us up and running on the Internet and keeping the lines of communication open and available.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you for making my job so easy over the years!
Deana Dempsey Deck ‘56