Often in the spring, as I am saying goodbye to everyone for the summer, I am asked, “What can you possibly do to top this year?” It is a daunting question, and one that I take very much to heart.
So it is with great pleasure that I present you with our 2016/17 Program Guide for the Boca Grande Community Center. This is a huge team effort – I counted 130 committee members working in various capacities to plan this program! This program couldn’t happen without those countless hours of volunteer time. Thank you.
I also want to thank those of you who choose to sponsor our programs. This is what enables us to grow – we could not afford to bring the outstanding caliber of speakers and entertainers to this island without your generosity. Thank you.
It will take a team effort to deliver the 2016/17 program, and I invite you to attend our volunteer reception on December 6 to see how you can help. I also want to take a moment and introduce you to your newest team member. Jessica Smith started her job as Program Assistant in May, and is anxious to meet everyone, so please stop by the office to say hello. You might even be treated with a smile from our junior team member, Evan Frank, who will celebrate his 4-month birthday as you are reading this. Evan doesn’t get to spend a lot of time in the office, but we cherish every moment he is here.
Marta B. Howell