My Lords and Ladies, as I sit to write my final comments, I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to say. (I know, hard to believe isnâ€™t it?) These past 2 years have gone by so quickly. As I near the end of my appointment, I feel some relief that it is over, and some disappointment as well. These past 2 years have been a whirlwind for me, with going back to school full time, starting a new business, my fair board commitments, planning the 2006 North Americans and moving. I feel that at times Guild stuff got put on the back burner or neglected. For that, I apologize.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Guild for giving me the honour of being your President during these past two years. To the executive, I thank you for your support during that time. A special thanks to Brenda for all her help as secretary, keeping me informed about what to do. I know Brenda will be missed as the secretary, when she retires from that position in the new year. To the new President and executive coming in the new year, all the best.
I would like to extend a special thank you to all the Criers who had taken the time to host or had planned events throughout this year, congratulations on an excellent job done.
On behalf of Lois, Danielle, Sonya and myself, as we enter into this festive season, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.