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Chair’s Letter – December 2021

Chair’s Letter – December 2021

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With kids jingle belling and everyone telling you’ll be of good cheer, It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

I love this time of the year as did my mother and her father before her. I love the decorations; the cooking; the baking; and the giving of presents. However, if you want to give something to me ….

It is the end of our Chamber year, and as I write this, we have had a very successful “Nite of Stars”. Congratulations to the incomparable Kitty Harrison and her committee. This was probably the best Nite of Stars that I have ever attended. Congratulations, too, to our award winners: Dr. Rance Thomas, our “Zykan Family Legacy Award” winner; a more truly worthy recipient could not be found; Bob McGartland, our “Business Person of the Year”, another truly worthy recipient; for those of you who were not at the October monthly meeting, Bob has arranged for an additional scholarship to be awarded by our Scholarship Committee; our Cathy Behlmann Volunteer ward winner, Brian Douglas; our “Rookie of the Year” recipient Brennen Sowa and our Ambassador of the Year, Barb Lytle. You all are shining examples of our Chamber members.

Our Chamber Christmas meeting will be held on Dec. 15 at Catering to You. Our annual Christmas party is a fun event. Please plan to attend, As this is my last letter as your Chairman, I have several things to say to you. First, it is an honor to have served as your Chairman. I have served as the President/Chairman of several organizations: the Florissant Valley Jaycees, the Florissant Rotary Club and North County Incorporated, as well as other organizations. By far, this is the most diverse organization and, that you have trusted me to lead you, is an honor. Next, I have had a spectacular Board of Directors to assist me. At every turn, they have only thought about what is best for the organization and, I know, that our new Chairman, Carl Latham, will continue to lead us to success.

Finally, to our Staff: Venus, Jaime and Danielle, I cannot thank you enough for your efforts. Other Chambers have two to three times the number of staff and cannot produce what you do. Not only do you have my respect, but my love. I will still be with you but, as of sorts, I say farewell.

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