President's Letter, December, 2017

Post date: Dec 27, 2017 5:09:07 PM

I can’t believe that it’s almost December. Where has the year gone?! Oh, I know, attending CAC events, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying many other things that life has to offer. I hope that you had a memorable 2017.

We haven’t reached the 100 member count yet. Hopefully in 2018 we’ll not only increase our membership numbers, but also our event attendance numbers. We had the most people at the General Membership meeting than we’ve had in a long time, including four attendees that joined CAC in 2017. One of them asked “Why aren’t there more people here? This meeting is about their club.” I couldn’t give an exact answer. I could only speculate. A few possibilities…1. They have other plans. 2. They trust that the board members will be responsible with the finances and continue to offer a plethora of enjoyable events. 3. They don’t attend many other events, why would they show up for this free one?!

Your board members need your encouragement and input. Please take a few minutes of your time to give it to them. Two simple words can make the difference between someone continuing to plan events, or thinking “Why bother?! People don’t appreciate what I do anyhow?!” Which attitude would you prefer to have?

We have a pretty good club with wonderful members. I’m requesting every one of you to spread the word about CAC and to invite and encourage people to attend our events and play in our tennis and/or softball leagues. Do you have single relatives, coworkers, neighbors or friends who would benefit from our friendliness and activities? Please use this as a personal invitation to help make our club better. Don’t be surprised if they start to attend more events than you do.

Thank you for your support as your 2017 president.


Gary Urbatis