by Bob Brookfield
Have you ever attended a NCR Board of Directors meeting? Well I have.
On March 20 Sara and I made the long haul from up here in Wardensville, WV (you could look it up on a map) so I could sit in on a BOD meeting.
I was a member of DC Region for over 20 years and never saw anything inviting members to attend a BOD meeting. But since transferring our membership to NCR some 10 years ago I have seen the meeting notices and thought about attending. In 2018 I became determined to attend a BOD meeting. But then the date always conflicted with a doctor appointment of Sara’s.
Then the February meeting was changed from Wednesday to Tuesday. I thought, “Hot damn, I can go to the meeting and Sara’s appointment would be the next day.” Then reality set in. It is about a 6+ hour drive to Piper’s Deli from up here, which would be followed by another 3 hours run to the doctor’s office. So that put the kibosh on February.
But, being a determined old fart, I got the March and April appointments changed to Saturday, thereby freeing us to come south to a BOD meeting. And I am damn glad I did.
By attending BOD meetings one can get a better handle on what the leadership has to go through each month. I won’t go into detail about the proceedings, you can get all that when the minutes are posted online. But I am bloody glad we made the trip. Sara did not want to sit in so she stayed in the motel while I attended. Will I attend the April meeting. Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, you can bet your sweet bippy I will. And if you really want to know what is going on in the region I suggest you join me.
Lastly, a word about the weather. Snow had started falling as we headed north. But as we went along we could see that it had not amounted to much. I was feeling quite comfortable as we headed north on I-81 and could see that not much white stuff was on the ground. But as we approached Woodstock, VA we could see that more had come down in that area. Normally we get off I-81 at that point, but having come that way from home thru what snow had fallen in the National Forest with no problem, we could see that returning via that route may have been dicey. So we continued on up to the Strasburg exit and headed for home sans problem. Hopefully there will be no snow in April.
See y’all at the Major and hopefully at the April BOD meeting’