Secretary/Treasurer Donna Cissell
   Donna serves as the state secretary of the association. She is retired and serves  on the  Training  Compliance and Development (TDC) committee at the National Office.  This committee trains new state secretaries, works with seasoned secretaries to insure they continue working in the best manner, and works with issues on the data base that is used by the Association.
Time for an Opportunity

Don’t be afraid of change.  You may lose something good but you’ll gain something better.  Unknown

  Change is a part of life, whether it is in your personal, spiritual, or work life.  Growth should be a part of any change.  Some changes cannot be avoided but preparation will provide you with a way to handle whatever life hands to you on your journey. Please take time to reflect where you are now and where you want to be this time next year. 

I am happy to report the Association is on a firm foundation with the successful work and planning of the State Board.  The Finance Committee works year round to insure our finances are strong and we have a means to continue work as an Association for the years to come.    The continuation of the carrier seminars is allowing us to reach out to more carriers than ever before.  The State Board has been visiting offices and carriers as we travel around the state.  We have connected with old friends and met some new ones.  We are making an effort to reach out to the members and it is our wish that they in turn will become more interested and involved in this “their” rural carrier association. 

Those who support the PAC understand the importance in investing in the future of our craft.  Money is an important part of that investment however, do not underestimate the power of the written word.  Your letters and emails to our Congressional leaders have great power and influence.  Being aware of the issues that are being discussed in Congress and how it impacts you and your job is important.  When someone complains about the cost of postage, what is your response?

Chaplain Billy Clapp is doing a great job helping rural carriers with their spiritual lives.  Billy shares his beliefs and love with those who are willing to receive the lessons.  Thank you Billy for your concern for all of us.

So what is the point of my article?  Asking for your help and participation.  Change, knowledge and involvement are available for you.  I write to ask you again to consider becoming more involved.  I ask you to learn about your job, your career and the issues surrounding that job.  I ask for your time.  Time is one of the things that you cannot replace.  Once it is used, it will never come back.  But where do you invest this precious commodity called time?  I ask you to make time for an opportunity to serve and learn.  If I phrased this different would you respond?  How about if that request looked like a help wanted ad?  Does it read better this way?

There is a saying, “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”  Which is it for you?