It is going to be a challenging year for us. As an organization, we need to stay focused on our primary goal for the whole year. That goal is the improvement of the lives of our veterans. We are unable to go about business as usual but we must not forget that our primary mission is to deal with things as they are and attempt to make them better for all. We need to stay flexible concerning changes and having to do things differently than before. We must be accepting of new ideas and ways of accomplishing things that we haven’t done in the past. We must seek out new and ingenious ways of getting something done without going back on the old statement “we don’t do things like that here.” Stay flexible and positive and we can achieve our goals and support our veterans and move our organization forward.
Dave Johnson, Department Conductor and Hospital Chairman.