My Dear Brothers and Sisters in OSDIA,
We survived 2020 – perhaps not without illness, suffering and loss, and perhaps not as we had planned. But survive it we did and with a willingness to continue being on this earth with the hope that we will serve one another humbly with Fraternalism.
This month, June 2021 will be the end of my two-year term as your State 2nd Vice President. It has been a challenging two years keeping in touch and communicating with the Lodges. I want to thank the Lodges for their support and keeping me informed of their lodge activities. I am honored and so humbled to be able to share this portion of my life and the influence it has had on my personal involvement in OSDIA. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve as a State Officer of OSDIA.
June is also the month for State Convention. The convention may not be exactly as we had in the past. Pandemic regulations have required a virtual meeting. Members gathering to listen to good speakers and sharing the joy of Fun Night, this year will not happen. But the business necessary for a state convention can and will be done. Dedicated members willing to take the challenge of a state office are needed. There is much to be done in the next two years, and all members are needed. I encourage you to consider serving as a state officer.
Accepting the challenge of being a state officer takes time and commitment. A thorough understanding of the work/ operation and bylaws of the order are necessary. Awillingness to work together is necessary. Open your mind and heart to listen and then ultimately act upon the challenge of becoming a state officer!
The stability and existence, depends on ALL OF US.
I am looking forward to participating in our State Convention on June 26th with a positive and constructive attitude; As well as connecting with and hearing input from delegates thru out the States!
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