Past President’s Oral Report to 2017 Convention – Pat Deppiesse
Good morning. How many past-
Your role is to be the readily available ear, ready to hear all the problems, and then be the wise counsellor, knowing when to speak, and how to gracefully respond with answers.
In my case, we have a wonderful president, who is extremely competent and able to handle all emergencies! However, I can’t tell you how lovely it is to have her call me just to run something by me and get my thoughts. It makes me feel good. She really doesn’t need to hear what I would do, she really just needs an ear – someone to speak to who understands where she is coming from!
Another important task, is to encourage all your councils in their endeavours to write a Policy and Procedures manual. Believe me, this will save many, many arguments about how to handle certain situations. There is an outline on the national website. This document can be written by a team of members, presented to the council and then voted on. This is an on-
Another important function for you as past-
So ladies, enjoy being past-
This concludes my report