Assuming Duties a Bit Early

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I think that I had mentioned in a earlier post that Kathy and I are co-presidents elect for the Dauphin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (DCPASR).  Quite a mouthful.  We officially take over duties January 1, 2019.  It is a two year term.  We got this honor because when our current president asked me if I would do it I didn’t say, “No, thank you.”

Dauphin County is in Region IV of the state.  Yesterday there was a Region IV meeting.  Last week we got an email from our present president saying that she is going on vacation and could not attend the meeting.  Could we go in her place?  I said yes. Again, I couldn’t say, “No”.

OK.  We will go, take some notes, and report back to our Board at the March 21 meeting.  Wait.  Then I get another email from our president saying that at the meeting we must present what our Chapter is doing on June 28 which will be PASR Day in Pennsylvania.  We got word that the Governor will make that proclamation.  OK.  I can do that. I don’t have a choice

One more thing, would we please invite the Region Director to our Fall Luncheon so that she can install the new officers?  What’s one more thing to add to the list?

And another thing.  Would we please let the Director know what we as a Chapter have done since the last region meeting?  All that can be found in the current newsletter.  OK.  Really? I thought I just had to be a body at the meeting.  Oh well.

Now the kicker is that the meeting was in Mechanicsburg which is about an hour and a half drive from home.  Couple that with the fact that it is rush hour for people going to Harrisburg to work and hour and a half quickly becomes two hours.

I guess this is some of what I have to look forward to for the next two years.  I have got to learn how to keep my big mouth shut!

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17 responses to “Assuming Duties a Bit Early

  1. It is funny how, once one says yes, more gets added. I hope you will stop for lunch somewhere on that journey.

  2. Hope you have a good time 😊

  3. Sounds a little bit like running a conference 😂

  4. One yes and it leads to a whole host of yeses! Hopefully you will find the position a good one.

  5. I know those two years will pass quickly.

  6. I had to laugh as yet more requests were made of you! Amazing what that one little yes has led to already! But hopefully it will be interesting.

  7. Alice Nine

    The acronym is a mouthful, too. Ah, what we think a “yes” means and what it really means can be worlds apart. But I’m thinking you will enjoy this “adventure.”

    • Yes, it is a mouthful and to just give the acronym is meaningless if people don’t know what it stands for. I won’t say how long it took me to remember what the letters stood for.

  8. You will be a busy guy for the next two years, at least you have Kathy with you and you enjoy this work.

  9. I’m out of breath reading the title. You and Kathy are going to have an interesting couple of years.I look forward to the posts from it.

    Just a body? HAH!!

    • I guess I was a bit delusional to think I could just sit there unnoticed. I am basically a quite guy so being president is way out of my comfort zone.

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