February 12, 2021
Good bye to 2020 and hello to 2021. While those in authority are telling us this COVID business is not going away soon, I certainly hope the new year is better. We are planning on having the Fort Worth Reunion September 13-19, 2021. With the horror of daily challenges last summer on whether to have the Washington DC reunion or not, we know this will not be easy. We will have to wait until the new Presidential Administration gets settled in after the inauguration to know how to manage things. Last year there was politics, rioting, COVID mixed signals, closures but promises of openings, etc., etc., etc. This Association needs to have the Reunion.
One of the good things to come out of last summersí challenges was I got to know lots of you, Association family. With all that was going on, I got lots of phone calls and emails. You know what? We have such great people in this Association. I knew that already, butÖ
This great Association is in need of people to come forward and help. There are many ways to help. It doesnít have to be long term and you will get lots of guidance. Help is especially needed with existing chapters. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, thatís RLNPLANO@HOTMAIL.COM . Men and Women welcome. Letís talk about it.
I expect sometime in February we will be ready for you to sign up for the Reunion and make hotel reservations. Our vendors and event hosts are operating mostly from home and that makes communication within the company sometimes difficult, and with us sometimes difficult as well. That said, I would feel better if we waited until the new administration had settled in before we offer sign ups.
Well...hereís hoping that this new year will be great for all of you and your families. We cannot control lots of things, but we can care about each other and reach out to one another.
Robert North, President
3rd Marine Division Association, Inc.