THE END OF AN ERA
Dear OCREC Members:
It is with decidedly mixed feelings and a bit of sadness that I hereby announce my resignation as OCREC Chair, effective as of our June 18, 2018 meeting.
My feelings are mixed because OCREC has been an integral part of my life for nearly 1/3 if a century, and I will miss so very many of you who have made my life richer and more joyous and more meaningful. I will also miss the sense of purpose and accomplishment this work has given me. If I did not think that you and I could make a genuine difference – even if only occasionally – I would not do it. I assure you that your work does indeed MATTER. I am grateful to all of you, and you should be proud of what you do.
However, I have recently started to expand my business, and even started a new one, and I am simply unable to continue to devote the time to the job as your chairman that the position and you deserve during this election year. Additionally, it is time for new blood and new energy and new ideas.
I will miss you all greatly and wish you the very best of good luck and a good life.
My last act as your outgoing chair will be to preside over the election of my successor to take place at the beginning of the June meeting, which has been MOVED to Monday June 18 (same Marks Street location and 6:45 pm start time), in order to not conflict with the Sunshine Summit/Governor’s debate which many of you will be attending as guests or volunteers. I look forward to seeing and thanking all of you at the June meeting!
With many warm thanks for your many years of kind friendship, hard work and generous words of support,
Lew, Thank you for leading us through the difficult years of explosive growth in Orange County, and to success greater than the pundits said were possible.