President's Letter


It’s hard to believe another year has passed and I’m writing my annual newsletter again.  I’m sure plenty of us are ready to put these past years in our rearview mirror and hurry on down the road!  Nonetheless, it’s been good to be able to see each other again at meetings and slowly return to a more normal way of life.  A couple of things to note.  We are back in person for our annual OCAPL Christmas party on December 6th at the Jones Assembly.   Many thanks to Brian Carlozzi and Jon Sivertson for all of their hard work putting it together.  Be sure and buy your raffle tickets soon!  Please look for announcements and plan to join us at our new venue for educational luncheons starting back up in January.

Also, next year marks OCAPL’s 75th Anniversary and the Party Committee is already hard at work planning what I’m sure will be an amazing celebration!   A huge thank you to our outgoing President, Michael Fleharty, for leading our organization through another tough year.  And finally, congratulations to the proposed slate of Officers and Executive Committee members.  The slate will be voted on at the December 6th Christmas Party.

 Vice President 2022: Sam McCurdy

Treasurer 2022: Dan Dickensheet

Secretary 2022: Clarke Richards

Executive Committee 2022-23: Chase Payton

Executive Committee 2022-23: Brian Carlozzi

Executive Committee 2022-23: Dianna Ray

Sometimes it can be tough to remember how much we all have to be thankful for.  As we enter the holiday season each year, those reasons to be thankful always come back into focus for me. Amazing friends, loving family, food on the table, and a roof over my head among many many other things.  I’d like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas and I’ll leave you with a simple blessing given by George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life: “Bread, that your house may never know hunger. Salt, so your life will always have flavor.  And wine, that joy and prosperity may reign forever.”  Cheers to 2022!

 Jennifer Campo, OCAPL Vice-President