This is not really a goodbye message although this will be my last message to you as your REA President; Dick Wilken is in the process of responsibly and capably fulfilling those responsibilities as of 2020. I am leaving the President position by choice – no impeachment, no coup. I enjoyed performing the role for 10 years – really – and I’ll continue to contribute but now as Past President. I take this opportunity to thank REA Board members and others who have put in their time and efforts to make REA a useful organization for City retirees! I was only able to serve successfully because of the insights and support of those of you who helped and even from those (few) of you who criticized – I am aware that I’m not perfect. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!