I can’t believe how fast this past year has come and gone. It has been my honor to serve as your WAEOP President for the 2014-2015 year. I have had the pleasure of working with 21 amazing ladies on the WAEOP board. This group has been my strength, and I marvel at their skills and dedication to our membership. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of our group. These ladies work all year to bring information, classes, and workshops to further our knowledge.
I hope in the coming year you will make an effort to attend fall institute, spring conference and area workshops. We are here for our members and work diligently to provide informative classes. We would love to have you join a committee or volunteer to help at a function. Come see what WAEOP is all about and share your time and talents. We are looking for new members and valued members to come back and join us.
I have had personal struggles this past year. We had to move my parents to assisted living and sell my childhood home. I had three friends that passed away from cancer ten days apart in December and January. I found out I needed a total knee replacement which I had on March 17th. Life throws us many curves and I value my WAEOP family for their encouragement and love that was shown to me.
My theme “Piecing Together the Fabric of WAEOP” was dear to my heart. I have many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you for being a piece of my WAEOP quilt!
“Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.”