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WGM/WGP 2018 Message

“Well, I guess there’s no turning back now.”  said Buzz to Miwok and Faith.

 “Which way should we go?” asked Faith. 

“We have no choice but to go forward”  mumbled Miwok with a mouth full of acorns. 

“Does anybody have any idea what’s ahead?” Said Faith. 

“Not a clue.” Said Miwok spraying out bits of the acorns as he spoke, “We’re gonna have to take it one day at a time.” 

As Buzz wiped bits of shells off of his sleeve, he said, “There are a lot of people depending on us to move the ball forward.  We can’t let them down.” 

“Look,” said Miwok “We know the drill.  I’m the smart one, she’s the pretty one, and I don’t know what you are, but you’ll probably be handy at some point. So follow me this way. I think I see some nuts up there.”

“Nuts are everywhere” said Buzz, straightening his antennae.

“Ain’t it grand.” claimed Miwok.


I will run out of thank you’s  before I get to everybody who helped make this moment possible.  Everyone we asked, cajoled, arm twisted, whatever to assist us has done a remarkable job and the Grand Line is eternally grateful.  The 2014’s sorta had no choice but the bonds we created back then are even stronger now.

I want to start off the year by thanking the 2018 Appointive Grand Officers who have willingly, albeit naively, agreed to spend the year following us around the state. If past years are any indication, we will have a very memorable year and we will try to make it as pleasant and rewarding as we can.  The members will love you at the AMIs and OVs. 

To the Deputy Grand Matrons we have selected, you are our eyes, ears and mouths.  It will be a very open two way conversation between us regarding the issues encountered and we will work together to find the best solutions for the Chapters in your Districts and the members throughout the state.

So everybody make sure your seat belt is fastened and keep your arms inside the vehicle at all times.  This is going to be an E ticket ride...