DUE TO A DECLINING MEMBERSHIP in recent years, we have decided not to have a November speaker. Instead, we are holding a member discussion meeting. Our President and officers strongly urge all GLMSDC members to attend the meeting on Tuesday, November 26. Come ready with your ideas and suggestions on how our Society can best survive and, importantly, your thoughts on what should and could be implemented in 2014 and beyond. Everyone’s voice will be heard and be weighed to augment any concrete decisions that will be made. We are in a tough spot and need to do some real soul searching and, no doubt, heroic volunteering of your valuable time to help this—your club—continue.
Matt Charsky has already alerted the Board by email, wherein he outlined some of the topics that will be discussed this evening. Topics include selection of 2014 officers and directors, alternate styles to survive as a club with a dwindling membership, better ways of improving our financial status, seeking activities that are commensurate with the present size of our club, and how, where, and when we should host our annual holiday party. This may be the most important meeting of the year, so please come armed with your ideas, suggestions, and throat lozenges to help build a better future for GLMSDC, a club with a long and rich legacy.