Greetings from the new kids on the block! At last! Something different! Think of it as a reward to yourself for reading through all the regional and state news and updates! When was the last time you read of a new Kountry Klub chapter being formed? Is your memory so good you can even recall which state? Apparently it is a pretty rare event, and I am very proud to be able to pick up the ball and run with it.
For the record, we are the Hudson Aires, encompassing the eastern half of New York State, formed in early June on the banks of the scenic Hudson River just north of Albany. Thanks go to Bob and Jane Hadley Region Seven Direrctors, Bob and Barb Engel New York State Directors along with members of the New England Aires for their support and encouragement in beginning this adventure.
We started with 10 charter members, and have already doubled our membership thanks to the excellent exposure at the Sedalia Rally. My wife, Diane (also secretary and treasurer-for-now), and I were included in the opening ceremonies at the International Rally. At the end of the parade of states, The Hudson Aires chapter was officially welcomed and we were introduced to the cheering throng. How could one not be flushed with pride and humility?