I don't recall who said that. Was it Richard Nixon?
The association meeting I attended yesterday is a group that only meets twice a year. It went well. At least I think it did. Everyone could have a different opinion. Most of the day was spent in our individual meetings. We supervisors met together and were brought up to date by our state executive director (lobbyist) on current legislation that will be beneficial or harmful to the pocketbook of counties. It's nearly always harmful. We have different speakers on varying topics. The part of the meeting I helped run was the general meeting at the end of the session while we were gathered around banquet tables. Just what they wanted to hear, people talking when it's time for lunch. Well we held the election, and now have a new president, and from now on when attending these meetings I'll be sitting with my fellow supervisors from this county which is a good place to be.
When the meeting began I told everyone that this was actually the third association meeting I had presided at. They are held six months apart so the president is only supposed to preside over two. I reminded them that a year ago, I arrived at the meeting to find that our then current president had a serious illness in the family and could not attend. I was the V.P. and took her place with no chance to prepare for that meeting. No prep time whatsoever. I then told them that I had six months to get ready for this meeting and that if they would compare my performance at the two meetings... they would find little difference.
From my vantage point, that was a true statement.
Excuse me now while I put the corned beef on for a day long slow cook.