Letter From The President
Happy New Year to everyone in the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District. I hope everyone's holidays were spent in peace with close friends and family.
I know that this is not always the case, and sometimes we need help from our friends and family to get through this time of year. I know very well as this was my father's first Christmas without my mother in 80 years.
As good Exchangites, we understand that others may need our help just to get by each day. Often it is hard to juggle helping others while meeting our own needs. We do it collectively, as clubs, helping each other to give back to our communities. But, as the flight attendant always says, put on your oxygen mask first, before helping anyone else.
The same applies to our clubs. If we do not keep our District strong and growing, the ones that need our help will continue to suffer. We all know how important and challenging it is to create new clubs, but I find it much more difficult to watch an existing club shrink or disappear. The impact on the community happens either positively or negatively depending upon our own strength.
As I mentioned last time, we all need to look into ourselves and decide what we can do to make our organization better. Your value to Exchange must go beyond your good deeds. Make it contagious. Display your belief in what we do every day. People should be asking you why you love being in Exchange. Your answer should be simple. Mine is just that I showed up one day and fell in love with our mission.
The busy time of the year has begun for District wide events. Learn about the upcoming events in this issue and plan to attend as many as possible. I’m looking forward to spending time with each of you.
Tony Ackerman, District President
Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District
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