I think back two years and remember when I was writing my first
President's message. It was always relatively easy, since there were
so many things I could write about. If not for our editor saying "where's
the message, I need to finish the newsletter" and my nagging
wife saying how much are you writing, I'm the one who has to type it,
the message could have been three pages long. Some advice for
incoming President, Bob Tracey, try to keep the message to under
A Presidency is only as good as all of its working parts.
I'd like to thank those working parts for making my job easier. In
particular, Therese Campbell and Tom Whitford who were like another pair of
legs for me when my body wasn't working very well. To Marco
Panicali, who did an excellent job with our newsletter, website
and Facebook page. These were items I knew I didn't have to worry
about. To Sebastian Crociata, our 1st VP, who did a great job as my
back up when I was not available. Oh, and don't let me forget my
wife, Maria, who put up with all my issues and problems the past 2 years
and to the entire Board of Directors for without their help many events
would not be possible. Also, thanks to our elected and agency
officials who I worked closely with when dealing with issues that affected
our neighborhood. But most of all a huge thanks to the general
membership of the Marine Park Civic. You great people made it possible for
me to want to do the job of president.
Now, with the end of June approaching and the end of another
Civic season upon us, that doesn't mean we close down operations for the
summer. So, just because we don't publish a newsletter and have
general meetings in July and August, we do not close up shop. I've always
found it to be busier during the summer months. If you have an issue,
question or concern that you think we can be of assistance with, whether it
be zoning, police, parks, etc. contact us at our website or Facebook page,
or give us a call and leave a message on our hot line and someone will call
So please join us on Tuesday, June 17th for our 88th annual installation
celebration and enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors.
I guess I should sign off now, since I'm sure I'm running
out of space (I'm only allowed so much). I look forward to
September, when a new season of meetings start and I will be right
there sitting with all of you.
Have a great summer and be safe.
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