September Update

The AANR-NW Fall Board meeting is this coming weekend, September 29 and 30, at Lake Bronson.

As always, all AANR members are invited to come.

Before I became active on the AANR-NW board, I would see those words, but I don’t think I really believed them. However, I have discovered that I should have believed them and you should believe them too.

You don’t have to be an elected director to be active at the regional level. Your ideas and energy are more than just welcome, they are sought after.

Come to the meetings. Learn what AANR-NW does. We have fun as well as just working at the meetings. I have found that I value the friendships that I have made from being active at the regional level. If you can only make one day, you should make it Saturday. Typically, Saturday we get started about 10, with forums, discussions, get-togethers and evening entertainment. Sunday is the formal meeting and runs from about 9 to noon.

Our region is very special in some ways. As opposed to other regions in AANR, your board is comprised of a director from each club in the region. In other regions, directors represent more than a single club. This allows us to operate in a much more cooperative way. Since each club is represented, all clubs have an opportunity to work together and learn from each other. And it is much easier to work in cooperation with friends than with strangers.

So, please, come to our meetings. If you can’t make it to Lake Bronson this weekend, join us in the spring or next summer or next fall or …

Naturally, Karen Lahey ==============================================

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