A Happy New Year to everyone and an apology for getting things started so late this year.
Last week the SFBAA had a board meeting and invited members interested in running for the board to attend. We had a nice showing and some new changes have been made. We did not have multiple people interested in the same position, so no elections were needed. Before I get into those changes, I would like to take a moment to thank all the previous board members, Scott Ramsden, Hugo Cortes, and Jerry Gemma, for their outstanding work and dedication to the organization. In particular, there is one board member stepping down who has been here since the inception of the organization and she deserves some additional recognition.
Tracy Gough is a founding member of the SFBAA and has served numerous rolls within the organization for the last eight years, most recently as Vice President. Tracy is responsible for the creation of the SFBAA Charity Golf Classic, and over the last 8 years, has been the driving force behind the event. With her leadership, the Golf Event has raised over $50,000 for scholarships and charities since its inception and has become an event of national recognition. Tracy has devoted countless hours to the organization and has helped build the organization into what it is today. It is with regret that we say goodbye to Tracy as a board member, but we wish her nothing but happiness and success in her new position with Shell Oil Eastern Aviation. Tracy, on behalf of the entire SFBAA, thank you for all you have done and given over the last 8 years. Our appreciation is greater than words can describe.