Now is a great time to start the process of selecting (electing?) people to the 2018 BOD (board of directors, AKA suckers with big hearts) by pointing our digital fingers at people that we believe would be good for the club. I'll start by saying it doesn't necessarily take a lot of time to do any of the jobs, it's really all about what you want to make of it. If somebody with a lot of energy and time wants to really go above and beyond it can be awesome for the club... @Enderturtle was a great example of this, for a time. Unfortunately he flew too high and came crashing back to earth, and has yet to reappear. It is a lesson we have learned many times, apparently there is a limit to what any one person can give to the club. Having said that, it is important to realize that the more we can spread out the work amongst many people, the better the quality of work we will see, and the burden on any individual will be smaller. It has been great for me to watch lots of new members come into our fold over the last year or three, and I hope some of you will be comfortable enough, and feel a sense of wanting to give back, or needing to give back strongly enough to donate some of your time to keep the club running smoothly, and hopefully even improve it. If you think you might like to help out, this is a great time to investigate what happens and what needs to get done. We will be meeting this month to plan the regional frag swap. If you want to see what the board is all about attend that meeting. We can help you find a role, or if you know what you think you can contribute, even better. The most obvious area of need currently is web support. We are under "staffed" pretty badly, and really need some more help. @denzil has kept us going mostly single handedly for several years now. He is the guy to ask about what we need help with. @tygunn has been helping out some, as well @Ashalye @2manyhobbies is the best secretary ever, hopefully he doesn't get sick of us. @mray2660 ia the best treasurer ever. Hopefully he finds it in his heart to keep taking pitty on us. These two really know what they are doing and it's awesome. It would be great to have anybody that wants to learn these positions Join the board for a year ahead of time to see how it works. Maybe if anybody is an accountant, or somebody that can attend most of the 4 bod meetings per year that takes decent notes. @Corallus did a good job getting donations for the members only swap. The regional swap will really put him to the test. It would be good to have a helper! What a chance to learn the ropes ahead of time... If you are willing to send out emails, letters, make calls, or do in person visits to current and potential sponsors about arranging donations for our raffles and lining up people to pick up said donations then you have what it takes. Great entry level job. Future leaders of America! Errrr Bar I mean! We have created a future leader position the @Flagg37 was made the initial holder of. He really started getting some great experience by takin the reigns of the members only swap while your fearless leaders was begging Costco to give him our pizzas. Hopefully he is going to climb the next rung on the ladder and become Vice President. Or maybe skip a rung and vault right up to the big kahuna, the head honcho, the master of disaster, el presidente himself? Id like to see him and @tankguy, you current Vice President, who has been making all the events and meetings happen this year, fight it out in a steel cage match to see who gets the honored position. If we can fill the next sucker up, I mean future leader position it would seem that I will be bumped off the totem pole, having started at the bottom in 2012 as the sponsorship chair...and that sounds not too bad to me. I like the club, like being part of the club, am still willing to help out as much as I can, but don't feel I have been giving enough of myself the last several months. The president needs to be proactive and kick people in the butt to keep them motivated to do their jobs, especially around now when everyone seems to lag a bit. They need to show up to as close to everything as they can and be a good club member, show new members what the club is about and how to be a good member. It helps if you are more friendly and outgoing than me...but being motivated and organized is much more important. What a minute...why am I the president again? I didn't describe myself at all for that role.... Nominate yourself, or anyone else that you think fits any of these roles, or just as a bod member in general, we can always assign them some hard labor if they don't know how to help.