With the opening of SMFS officer nominations this past Saturday, I'd like to inform the group of my own status. I've enjoyed my time as president. I believe we've clarified much of the Derringer Award process and raised the SMFS's profile as a whole. I also believe it's important to allow for new voices and leadership styles.
I remember that several of you initially wondered how I would moderate discussion here. I hope the vast majority of members has found the atmosphere open and informative, including feeling informed and heard during every policy decision the past two years.
I prefer to give others a chance to represent the SMFS for the next two, so I invite any member up to the task to step forward.
My preference does not speak for Vice President Jim Doherty, who may choose to run on his own.