As I prepare to write this article, I am recovering from the Crew Meeting held in London, Ontario Canada where we had 7 Senators from Indiana in attendance. We are currently in preparation to take a strong contingency of Indiana Senators to Altamonte Springs, Florida for the National Convention. th during the Region V Spring Fling weekend and the results were as follows. With the exception of Vice Presidents position, all current Officers will remain the same. President Michael "Animal" Shoback, #45316 will serve a second term as President. Mike Andrews #58312 will step in and serve as Vice President, David Hussung #41391 will serve a third term as Treasurer and Keith Sellmer #67414 will serve a third term as Secretary. Tom Shanagan #33841 has agreed to continue serving as Chaplain, Reese Mallot #63926 will continue on as Webmaster and Kyle Wright will stay on and serve as the Scholarship Chairman.
As we prepare to start another JCI Senate year, I find myself in the same position as last year; President of the Indiana JCI Senate. So either I did a great job last year and the Indiana Senate wants the momentum to continue or I did a really poor job and they are giving me another year to get it right. In actuality, I have agreed to remain as President for another year because the Indiana JCI Senate finds themselves in a position where we don’t have anyone else ready and willing to take on the responsibilities of the Office. The Indiana JCI Senate held their Election Meeting on Saturday, March 17
In my initial message to the Indiana JCI Senate at the beginning of the last JCI Senate year, I mentioned that my primary goal as President was to rebuild the Indiana JCI Senate in preparation for our future. As you can see by the election results, we have not accomplished that goal as of yet. Although we ended the year at growth and added five new Senators to our roster, we obviously still have a lot of work to do to secure the future of the Indiana JCI Senate. By the time that you are reading this article, the Indiana JCI Senate will have held a "Thinkin’ Drinkin’" session to plan out our year, finalize our budget and plan out a membership drive to continue our growth from last year. Like many States, we were, and still are in need of new blood in the Senate.
I would like to thank all of you who provided help and advice during my term as President and I look forward to serving the great Indiana JCI Senate for a second year. I am looking forward to working with Region V, VP Gary Pittenger, and the other State Presidents in Region V.
Yours in the JCI Senate,
Michael “Animal” Shoback, #45316
39th President of the Indiana JCI Senate 2012-2013