For the past 6 years I've been privileged to be a part of CWA. Whern I started paddling whitewater many boaters at CWA took me under their wing with both instructions and safety. I wanted to return the favors so became involved in the leadership of the club. After a year as Membership Chair then several years as Finance and Membership trying to redefine the processes and membership activities, I became President for a year. This year I passed on my responsibilities and had been planning on retiring and moving out of State.
Well, I know people thought I had already gone, but NOOO. Finally we sold the house and will hit the road for several months as a Dirtbag with my Shuttle Bunny, Anne and my posse, Boomer and Bailey. As of 12/1 we'll be homeless and living in a travel trailer until we settle somewhere, a lot closer to whitewater. I'll make sure you are all invited to stay wherever we land. Think Tennessee.
In order to say goodbye to all our friends, neighbors, paddling friends, we are going to host an open house all day 11/17. Please stop by and have a beer or three and say so long for now. Address is 1160 Brighton Rd., Naperville 60563. My phone number is in the Members list and you'll have to look it up to call me:-)
Hope to see you all there.
Tom Costello, Ex Pres., Membership, Finance, member.