I would like to welcome George Brown as Secretary of the OPA. Already a Board member, George has worked tirelessly in putting together a terrific benefits package that includes health, E&O coverage, generous discounts from Carswell and Telus cellphone plans. He has also done a terrific job with the Membership Committee. I know he will continue to support the OPA and work to enhance the profession.
I also want to thank Michael Benoit for everything he has contributed to create the OPA as both Secretary and Board member. Michael will continue on the Board and supports George's appointment.
These first few months have been quite a turmoil for the Board. Unexpected events have created many issues for the Board to respond to, which in turn has caused other initiatives to take a back seat, for the moment.
I ask that you continue to be patient and to support your Board that has devoted many hours of their valuable time to you, the members in addition to working and concentrating on their businesses.