Chamber’s president says goodbye to post

There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.—Edward Wallis Hoch I was taught at a very young age the golden rule, “Treat others the way you would have them treat you.” There is not one perfect person in this city, in this county, in this state, or in this nation. Our society has become a very judgmental society and it is to our detriment.

Throughout history there have been so many triumphs and victories; many of them in our own country and state. I am pretty sure that those did not happen by the people involved spreading negative lies and rumors about each other. Quite the opposite, those victories happened because the people involved rallied behind one another and refused to spend time on idle gossip. It is a waste of time and counterproductive for everyone.

This is my last article as Chamber President. I would like to say that I have enjoyed my time with the chamber both as a President and as a Board Director. I am passionate about Rockdale and wish only good things for this community. This community inspired me years ago when I saw how passionately we come together in times of need.

That is an amazing quality for a community to have and I applaud you all for everything you do for others. I only hope that we will rally behind each other at all times. Nothing good ever comes from bringing other people down. It is not a quality that any of us need to have.

On the other end of the spectrum I would like to thank my board of directors for all of their support in the last year. They have gone above and beyond and I appreciate them more than words can say. Cindy Jerman and Debra Jackson have been an amazing support group. They have helped me not just as Chamber Directors but also as friends and I just want to tell them how much I appreciate all they have done for me. Thank you ladies.

Also, to Denise Brock, who is the Business Office Manager at the chamber now, thank you for all you have done and how hard you have worked over the last several months. You are a joy to work with and I know you will be a huge asset to our community in the years ahead.

Last, I would like to thank the city council, the city manager and the mayor for their support. You all welcomed me with open arms and I appreciate all the support. The responsibility that you have is not easy and I think you all do it with grace and dignity. I wish you all the best.

I hope you all have a great week.


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