Two years have gone by so quickly! I can still remember being nervous running a board meeting for the first time and getting advice on speaking slowly into a microphone during a dance.
I had never taken on a club leadership role before. It took time and energy to volunteer for the Portland Swing Dance Club but what I will remember when I step down as president after this year is all the new friends I’ve made with fellow board members, club members, and people in our dance community.
I would like to encourage anyone in the club to volunteer for the board of directors next year. Join a great group of people who not only love to dance, but are dedicated in making sure everyone have a chance to dance.
There have been great dances in Portland that have come and gone. It’s my hope that we will have a Portland Swing Dance Club for a long time to come! Jennilyn and I would love to have our kids learn the dance that we fell in love to.
I’m currently looking for a nominations committee chairperson. This person is responsible for finding people to fulfill the positions of the board next year, organize and facilitate the voting process. The nominations chairperson cannot run for the board. If you are interested, please contact me ASAP.
Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their support the last two years. People have given me kind compliments, which I can only say reflect the efforts of everyone on the board and everyone on the dance floor.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments.