When I took the Commandantship I knew why I took it. It was for the betterment of all the Slattery members. Along with the Commandant post came the act of being a trustee. I’ll tell you right now, the other 3 officers who are also trustees, Norm, John and Mike feel the same way. I know Dan and Jim feel this way too. Your betterment is why we serve.
Just what are the duties of trustee?
The most important aspect of a trustee's duties is its fiduciary character. A trustee is legally and morally bound to manage the trust property in a responsible and productive manner, and is under an absolute obligation to act solely for the benefit of the trust's beneficiaries. The “trust’s beneficiaries” are you, the members.
By "betterment", we mean that we will watch out for your Slattery image; your Slattery finances and any benefits that might come your way. We are currently solvent, but we are on guard watching the Slattery account now that we “passed” on the annual golf outing due to lack of member support.
The lack of support concerns your slate of officers. Please ask any of them for one of their business cards should you find the need to make contact. If you have to contact do it at a reasonable time. We will be as helpful as we can be and as open as we can be. We, in turn, need all of you to chip in one way or another. Chipping in at a veteran function; to Lyons with Dan or helping for a few hours at a local Rose outing are just several ways to help out.
We will make Slattery better one step at a time with your help. Don't think that it is going to take a lot of energy or time on your part because it isn't. I know once your try out one of these little events, you will like it, just ask somebody who has.
Your PFC Commandant