Good afternoon all :
I would like to take a moment to first thank all of the members, for their phone calls, texts ,emails today it was amazing waking up to all these messages. I spent a year on this board with a fine group of gentlemen, thank you Steve for everything you did on the Board,at times you and I and others went back and forth and bumped heads , but in the end you did the right thing. A huge thank you to those who came out last night to vote,and also to those members who were unable to attend,but did cast their absentee ballots. I also would like to thank the nominating committee, John Salmon , Jerry Atkins & Marlon Narine for doing an exceptional job in keeping everything running smoothly. I am truly humbled and excited to be able to start on this new journey as your new President. As you all know we have been faced with unexpected issues this past year, the Board and I will continue to work diligently to rectify these issues so we can move on. I look forward in accomplishing even more in the next two years, with bringing in different ideas, vendors, activities, and most importantly addressing the issues that we all face in our industry on a daily basis, Uber, TLC, taxes, insurance and safety concerns. With all this being said, this can not be done by just a few people on the Board or a few select members,as I stated yesterday, it is time we ALL put our differences aside and work together and move forward. Where there is RESPECT & COMMUNICATION there will be UNITY & HARMONY. I understand there are member issues with each other,at this time I plead with all members to put your differences aside and come together, work together and keep peace with one another. We are all here for the same purpose, and whether you’ve been a member for a long time or even just joined our GREAT association,ALL MEMBERS deserve the professional courtesy and respect.
I look forward to serving as your President along with the gentlemen on this newly elected Board that I am very proud to call first, my friends, and second, true businessmen in our industry. All of us here on the Board are here for you to help and guide you in every way possible. And finally, in closing to those few members who didn’t vote for me,I hope I will be able to earn your vote next time.
Thank you !