SOLSC Day 6
I mentioned in a few posts earlier this year that as of January 1 Kathy and I became the new co-presidents of the Dauphin County Chapter of School Retirees. As a group we meet monthly so we have two meetings under our belt.
How did they go? Well, let’s start with January’s meeting. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month because the church where we hold our meetings serves a lunch on that day. The meeting start at 10:00. I showed up at 10:30.
To set things in perspective we also got a new treasurer this year. Because of this we had to go to the bank where we have our accounts and get the names changed for check signing purposes.
The bank is about five minutes away from the church. We met at the bank at 9:00. That would give us an hour to do things. Plenty of time to get to the meeting.
All parties were there by 9:00. We met with a person from the bank and started taking care of business. Jump ahead 45 minutes. We were still taking care of business and nowhere near to being finished. The meeting was to start in fifteen minutes. No one at the meeting knew where we were. What was I going to do?
Finally, at five minutes before the meeting was to start I asked Kathy if she would take the car, go to the meeting, and get things started since it was only my signature that was needed on the paperwork. I would bum a ride with our new treasurer. She did.
Finally we were finished at the bank. I got a ride with John, our treasurer, and walked into the first meeting I was to run a half hour late.
Moving on to February’s meeting. Snow was in the forecast, not just a dusting but a major storm. Remember, we are all retired meaning we are all seniors and at 67 I am one of the youngest there. Should I cancel or not. I heard from the church secretary that because of the weather they would not be serving lunch that Wednesday and they might even close the church. That made up my mind. I cancelled the meeting.
So, for the two months I have been president I was 30 minutes late for the first meeting and I cancelled the second. I volunteered to step down as president. After all, this shows that I am clearly unreliable and not suited for the job right? The group said “no” . They would give me one more chance. I know that the truth is nobody else wants the job.
Truthfully, I do look forward to my two years in office. This is a great group of people who are willing to help out in any way possible.