How is it possible to wish you all a Happy New Year when I look out the window to find the daffodils are gone, tulips on their last hoorah and the calendar indicates we are in the month of June? Is it really possible that time has flown so swiftly by when we realize we are fast approaching midyear time. The last five months can attest to the fact that the legislature is in session. I will not reiterate what has been happening as Terri Laird, our CEO, Marlene Lockard, our lead lobbyist and Kerry Armanasco, our Director of Finance have kept you all well informed both by Newsletters and e-mails. We have been so ably served by them that our heartfelt thanks should be given by us all. While we are handing out our thank-yous we cannot let pass by the participation of our State President Jack Harris or our general membership who went to the committee hearings and contacted their individual state representatives.