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Coalition held two very important meetings in January and February.
This put us in quite a bind since it is Vern, with help from Jan who does all the work. After discussion among the Members present about Vern's decision I turned the meeting into a Nominating Convention. Actually I just asked if anyone wanted to take the job. Again there was discussion but at the end it was clear no one was prepared to take on the position.
Once that point had been reached another decision needed to be made. Do we shut down completely, liquidate the
bank account and donate the funds to charity in accordance with our Charter? In discussion the Members understood
there would be no more monthly meetings but, what about the "Foghorn"? I reported that Vern had indicated he might
(emphasis on "might") be willing to continue the newsletter. After more discussion I called for a vote on the Question:
"If Vern is willing to do it, should we continue to publish the Foghorn?"
On February 9,2017 we held our final meeting of the Nevada Seniors Coalition. Vern was there and presided. Before we got into the business at hand we gave the floor to Kay Schnell who reported to us on the service that was held at the Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City for Ted Mendalski one of the longest tenured and most dedicated members of our group. Very nicely done Kay and thank you for all you did for Ted through the years.
Vern then took the floor and announced he would continue doing the "Foghorn." He will also retain the Presidency since the office has been restructured to only the newsletter and to facilitate our banking activities. Marcia Koben is now the cosigner on the account.
Dues will no longer be assessed. All currently paid up members will receive the "Foghorn" each month and we will
continue to maintain the nevadaseniors.com website until the money runs out or Vern no longer wants to do it.
A few personal thoughts if I may.
When Ken left for Florida it was a natural progression for Vern to move into the Presidency and he has done a wonderful
job. I was honored when he offered me the opportunity to write this column. I hope you have found it to be a positive
contribution to the "Foghorn" and I hope it continues to be in the coming months and years.