Message from the President

Happy New Year to all of the members of our World Affairs Council. I, on behalf of all the volunteers who make your World Affairs Council work, hope that this New Year will be a happy and prosperous one for you, and a year for the world with more peace and less war and suffering.


Your Board of Directors has elected me President for a two-year term starting January 1, 2016, and I look forward to the challenges of that position. I also look forward to continue working with the fine group of dedicated volunteers whom I have had the pleasure of knowing over the last few years. No matter who the top officers are, all these volunteers find the speakers, make sure their talks go off in a professional manner, and otherwise provide you, the members, with expert speakers and relevant topics.


Throughout this coming new year, the Program Committee will continue its never-ending search for speakers, supported by all the other volunteers. I will try to continue on with the thoroughness and sound practices that Paul Willihnganz brought to this position as President for the last two years. I plan to appoint Kathy Riley (your new Vice-President) as Chair of the Program Committee so she can continue her work there and guide the Committee. Perry Ritenour will remain our Treasurer and Judy Burness our Secretary, both of whose terms last another year. This rounds out the Council's officers.


Occasionally we will ask you to step up and help; this whole effort only happens when people put their time and energy into it. All of us will continue putting our efforts into making this a top-notch Council. In the course of the next couple of years of my presidency, I also hope to meet many of you. Again, I extend the happiest of New Year's greetings to you and your families.


Mike Morrison


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