…are the times that try men’s souls…and I’m not even talking about #metoo…nor of the on-going demolition of the American democracy (“American Crisis” indeed!). I’m talking about CALM losing our beloved Head Coach, Tiffany, and our President and Board Chair, Conny Bleul-Gohlke, all in the course of the last couple of months!
As a result, we may all be excused for feeling a bit down and rudderless as a team just now, but fear not! This team has been around for a long time, bound by ties of mutual affection, shared athletic toil and, well, just seeing each other day in and day out over the years getting older…but I digress.
Your Board has seized this opportunity to re-tool and streamline, with an eye to fostering more direct and open communication with Rec Sports and the University. Steve Washburn has stepped forward to serve out Conny’s term as President. In case you missed his e-mail about the changes behind and ahead earlier this month, or would like to see it again, his message to the team is reproduced below.
Also, after a lengthy absence at the end of last year, the Waterlog is back…and in a new format! Your editor has been dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century (ok, ok…I do know blogs have been around longer than that), and the Waterlog will henceforth come to you over the internet. We hope this will help make the newsletter more widely accessible and read. Even more so, we hope this will make it easier and more inviting for you to participate, whether in the form of comments (most posts have comment sections), letters to the Waterlog, where you can (within limits) hold forth to your hearts content on any topic you wish, and/or by submitting your own pieces to be posted. This way the content of your newsletter can become more than the product of your editor’s febrile imagination.
For starters, this month’s edition features a guest article from our own favorite team auteur, Zac Unger, writing a piece co-incidentally revolving around our new President/Chair Steve Washburn…whom, it appears, Zac doesn’t know (you’ll have to read it to understand). Also, there are the minutes of the Board’s latest meeting, another in our series of member profiles, and a report catching up on the competitive achievements of your teammates.
Read on, and let us hear from you.