It sounded nice when the offer was made.
I was excited about being asked.
I said ‘YES’ without giving a thought
As to if I’d be up for the task.
President of the organization
I could surely do that.
Besides, I had several months
Before stepping up to the bat.
But now the time has come
To back out there is no way.
I must be ready to go
The first meeting I head is Wednesday.
I’ve gathered the information
Agenda is set and sent.
No way to get it back
With the tap of a button it went.
I said I wanted to explore
To try new things and see
I know I can do this if only
I relax, take a breath that’s the key.
It’s only two years I’ve signed on for
Eighteen meetings, four luncheons that’s all.
Instead of worrying and getting an ulcer
I’ll relax, enjoy, have a ball.
As I begin this journey as president,
Friends, wish me luck as I start.
I’m ready, I’m set, I can do this
Of my journey it’s just one more part.
(Although I was sworn in back in November, my term as president of the Dauphin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees officially begins with January’s meeting which is tomorrow.)