I'm sure you all are eagerly anticipating this fine thread so I will give it a send off. The July meeting marked the two year anniversary of the first IK meeting I attended at Jedimama's place. What a ride we have had since then. The group has grown from meeting at member's homes to a very nice room thanks to Ricky and his boss. Our ranks include members from all walks of life, and each brings to the group a vital part of what makes our group go. As Vice president I would like to keep up with communication with those members who have not been to any meetings or functions in recent months. Find out what we can do to get them coming again. We knew going into Celebration that there would be people who just came on for the ride, but the attendance the first coupe of meetings following C2 indicated that perhaps more were in it for the long haul. I think we need those folks back. With the events at the Speedway, Rathskellar, Gencon, and others to follow, we need the bodys so to speak. While the current core group of people we have are excellent, maybe we are asking them to stretch themsleves too much. We will always come up with the numbers we need, but it would be nice to not come down to the wire as often. The next VP will possibly be President during Celebration 3. And while we have no confirmation that C3 will return to Indianapolis, we will need to be ready if it does. Even as VP at that point Brad or myself, will need to be there for the President during that time. And should it happen that C3 is not here, we will most asuredly have some presence where ever it is held. I feel that my experience with the scheduling and meetings to help C2 get going as well as Brad's involvement with Marni and the Kid's room would elend us both in doing a great job for the group. It is true that oft times the VP is more of a figure head than an actual functioning office. But I think that Dawn and Jay have shown that this doesn't have to be the case. All I can give you is the best of my abilities come August 6th. And as good ole Bartles and James would say,"Thanks for your support"