by Lee Rowley
On October 5th Eileen Rowley hosted the US Servas board planning session at her home in Rhinebeck, NY.The Board worked the entire day reviewing and assessing the current goals of US Servas, as well as designing ways our organization can be more effective moving forward.In recent years the board has made it a practice to spend at least a full day together two or three times each year to accomplish plans and discuss major issues that are not possible to complete during their regular monthly board meetings.
Newly appointed member, Tim Sullivan and his wife, Charlotte, drove 20 hours from Iowa to attend. President, Richard Weaver, flew in from San Diego, CA, Leena Desai from Raleigh, NC, and Karen Morian, recently appointed Peace Secretary, arrived from the Peace Assembly in Spain. Virtual participants included Shyla Esko Barr, Shelley Mitchell, Joanne Ferguson Cavenaugh, and Tys Sniffen. On Friday the 6th all the in-person attendees navigated their way to the National conference at Frost Valley in Claryville, NY.