I hope you and your family are well.  As I write this only two weeks from the January 6th storming of our nation’s capit0l, I am unsettled.  However, our new President has just been inaugurated and I am hopeful that this year will see our nation begin to heal and move forward.  I am also thankful that the COVID-19 vaccines have arrived, although the vaccination campaign is starting off a bit slowly.   Glad to hear that some San Diego health care systems are now opening up vaccine eligibility to those over 75, and some to 65.  To help the push to speed it up, I plan to inform President Biden that REA is planning to hold our Holiday Party on December 14th!


Our January 12th General Member meeting was well attended.  We awarded Newsletter Editor Janet Wood the Board’s annual recognition for her outstanding contributions to REA and installed the following individuals for new Board terms: Secretary Brad Jacobsen, Treasurer Karen Butler, and Board members Joan McNamara and Shirley Hall.   Thank you all for your continuing service to REA.  We also had an excellent presentation from Scott Lewis, CEO of the Voice of San Diego.  February’s speaker will be Mike Zucchet, General Manager of MEA.  Mike is one of our most popular annual speakers.

Hope to ‘see’ you on February 9th.  Stay Safe.