President’s Report – February 2016

Dirk and Colleen finished 2015 by preparing a wonderful Christmas dinner. The other attendees brought side dishes and desserts to fill out the menu. We ate, we sang familiar carols, we had desserts, and then we pitched in to cleanup. It is a sight to behold when so many people work together. You all deserve a hearty pat on the back for another fabulous feast.

The bay area is finally getting the rain we have been asking for. The weeds in our yard are a beautiful shade of green. When Roy gave them a haircut they looked a lot like grass. This seems to me to be a good start for our new year. When I have to get in the car and drive somewhere, I confess to saying naughty things at our precious water. I don’t really mean it.

Many of us attended the ARMCA sponsored screening of ‘Selma’ on Friday Jan. 15th. Many of us remembered some of the incidents and the coverage of them back in the ‘60s. The movie was very well done and quite  moving. I am looking forward to future movies.

The rain was good to our Martin Luther King Jr. celebration crowd. I am sorry to have missed it, but Roy brought back lots of good news about the march and the speakers. He was very impressed with the choir from a Methodist Church. I am really sorry I missed hearing that.

Starr King UU Church will have seven or eight people attending the PCD Leadership Training in San Jose on Sat. Jan. 23rd. I am looking forward to sharing some of what we learn during the sessions. We always come back with good ideas and enthusiasm.

The Board will be reviewing all the things we learned at the Board Retreat. This will be a chance for us to identify SMART goals for the near future. SMART goals are: Specific, Measurable,  Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. We hope that we will be able to make a smoother transition by using these tactics.

In Service,

Diana Dickerson