Secretary's  Message   October

 Like most, I was quite disturbed by the senseless shooting in Las Vegas. It makes you wonder where mankind is headed. On the other hand, the “sense of community” that has been exhibited afterward is uplifting – just as with the Boston event.

I am reminded of my days growing up in Vermont. There was always a strong “sense of community” – rural as it was, people had gatherings from time-to-time and always helped each other in times of need.

I feel the “sense of community” is being lost in this country and I believe it is what made this country strong. Which brings me to the club.

The OSBMWR Club is a community. And it was with a sense of pride that I participated in the Rally last week. Watching the members work together before and during this event was remarkable to say least. Not only is there a lot of work (actually fun) during the Rally, there is a lot of behind the scenes work beforehand by people like Tom, Tracy, Joey and Jimmy, in addition to the big guy, Carl, and our legendary Chef.

I would say about 1/3 of our club is active in our events. For those of you that are less active – I encourage you to participate. The friendship and bonds you will make are priceless.

Looking forward to seeing more of you in the future.

Be safe … Arnold