President's Message

March & April 2015


First things first... Remember the annual membership meeting, Monday, May 4th, 5:00-6:00pm, with a pre-meeting social at 4:30. I look forward to seeing you!

Now, my dear friends, it is time for an announcement. I will be retiring this June 2015, and in due course will also be stepping down as President of the Faculty Club. I sincerely thank the university for the resources they have put into the Club, to upgrade the “look” and make the Club a place that is so attractive for meetings, events, and meals.

The past 5 years as President have been wonderful. The Club excels in its services, and I’m sure will continue to do so. I’ve followed in the footsteps of past Presidents, and attempted to fill their shoes. The Club is a better place for their efforts, for the consistent day-to-day performance of our Club’s staff, and for YOUR patronage. Please give the next President the same support you’ve extended to me. The Club will continue to be a place where we all can enjoy our camaraderie, in a truly elegant setting.

OK... although I’m a bit misty-eyed, let’s continue with the good stuff. If its March, can May be far away? Of course, the answer is “No.” And with May in the offing, its time to plan for Commencement Weekend. WOW! Talk about the Faculty Club version of “senioritis.” Good thing we don’t have any term papers due!!! Please think about how to take advantage of the Club’s food and space resources over Commencement Weekend.

What else lies ahead? Easter and the irrepressible Bunny! There’s no truth to the rumor that “hard boiled eggs” refers to the Board of Managers of the Club! And, I hope the Club buffet doesn’t include rabbit! How about St. Patrick’’s Day? No worries about any snakes being around the Club (LOL!), so pick a day and indulge your “inner Irish.”

Hey, that gives me an idea! Who says that a holiday or special event HAS to be celebrated on the exact day? Or even celebrated only once? (drum roll, please) As Club Prez, I do hereby propose the concept of a “Proxy Day.” Can’t make the exact day at the Club? Set a “Proxy Day”? Don’t you think you could score major “points,” and maybe even make up for past oversights, by scheduling a “Proxy Day” reservation at the Club? Think of the first celebration as warm-up for your Proxy Day reservation (Club Prez gives a knowing wink... you devil, you!) 

-- Bill Rakowski, President of the Brown Faculty Club