Answering the Call

It was awesome to see such a large gathering at today’s SWiFT annual elections. As we move into the next phase of our evolution as a 501c3 WI Corporation, I’m excited for how far we have come in the past few years. Our social calendar is filling up with activities, our numbers are growing, and our relationships with national organizations are growing stronger everyday. We have made an impact on our local community and have gotten noticed on a national level. All of these things were but dreams half a decade ago. Kudos to all for their hard work and efforts.

Today’s elections represent a massive change from past elections. It was the largest group actually participating in the voting process to date. There was a time when the election of officers was more of a draft than a formal election process with candidates vying for positions. Thanks to all who ran for office. And to those that didn’t run for office, or didn’t win an election, remember, you still have an important roll to play and have a responsibility to the group, and the movement, to get involved whenever and however you can. To quote a famous religious icon (Yes I quote them if they’re good), “Be the change you want to see in the world.” To make and maintain a healthy, vibrant, freethought community it takes many people all doing their part.

Congratulations to all of our new officers and board members; and, to all members, thank you for answering the call.

Kurt Bocksenbaum
SWiFT Board of Directors

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