As we move into 2022, I have been thinking about where the ODTC goes from here.
I think changes need to be made. We need to be sure that our elected members represent the democrats in Orange fully, fairly and without prejudice.
As we all know, in any organization 20% of the people do the work for 100% of the organization. Yet for the ODTC, I believe and expect more from our elected members. I expect people to work hard and support one another.
We also need new people with new ideas. I stepped onto the executive board when Trish Pearson was chair to cover the treasurers job, after our treasurer had an accident at home. A year later, I became secretary for 5 years. Then I was asked to take the chairmanship for two years. Here I am six years later. Almost the entire time I have been fortunate to be a member of the ODTC, I have been on the executive committee. I would also say, times up.
I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to a fourth term. I have enjoyed my time on the executive committee but look forward to sitting out there with all of you! Unlike some, I know when it is time to turn the page, move on, and let others grab the reins.
I want to thank all of you for your support over all of these years. I have learned a lot and more importantly gained some wonderful friendships. We may not have always agreed but we had the same goals in mind. I am not going anywhere and plan to remain involved but as the worker bee, not the Queen bee!
Please know that my decision not to seek re-election was made months ago and has nothing to do with the election or anything else. Our term limits allow me another term but it is time.