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Statement from Hanna Raithel
Candidate for Secretary
When my daughters were in High School, my family was looking for a place
where we could spend time together and have some fun. We chose to become
members of the Michigan Sailing Club, and this turned out to be a perfect
choice. We have grown to cherish the wide variety of activities the Club
has to offer, be it sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, relaxing, or
I am running for Club Secretary for several reasons. I can see myself as an
efficient communicator between club members and the Board. I enjoy talking
to members out at the club and discussing issues on the Club's email
discussion list. I believe that membership input is important because
members should take ownership of their Club and work together in making
good decisions. As Club Secretary I would strive to collect input
from members early in the Board's decision-making processes. If elected I
would also look forward to the outreach aspect of being Club Secretary.
I was the organizer of IDEA2 Internationale Deutschgruppe Ann Arbor
for several years. In this function I gathered a fair amount of outreach
I am looking forward to a friendly electoral competition.