The Leavenworth Christmas lights are up and bright as ever. The big spruce tree is adorned and appears to be a Santa hat. I look so forward to this time of year. The lights appear to magically push away the ever present evil in our world. Generally the lights are on until the early part of March, so lots of time to enjoy. Now all we need is snow.|
Provided this Bulletin is published December 1st, we will be in the middle of our final District Deputy Meeting of the fraternal year. The Summer and Midyear meetings are sponsored by Supreme. Regionals and our one and only State Convention general meeting is sponsored and paid for by Washington State Council and its attendees. Since around 2013, with the exception of the Covid years, we have operated in the red. By the year 2026 we should be near break even on expenses vs. income with the increase(s) in per capita beginning January 1st, 2024.
We have made great strides in reducing our expenses, but inflation continues to plague us all. Rest assured your officer team is fiscally responsible to keeping expenses down while investing in our future.
I’m looking forward to a strong finish in 2023-2024. Greg and his team are ahead of last year in membership growth, which translates to more programs and visibility.
I wish you a blessed Advent and Christmas season!!!!!
Your Immediate Past State Deputy