Thoughts on Bill Armstrong
We asked Vince Lepera, the club president, for thoughts about Bill Armstrong's work as a volunteer GM. His reply:
I first met Bill when he was running for the Board, as he attended every board meeting for over a year, just listening and taking notes. From that day forward I greatly admired the man as you just knew he was a man of integrity and someone who greatly cared about the club and its members.
During the time, we shared together being on Board and how hard we were working on the finances of the club, it became apparent to Board that a different direction was needed, Bill immediately stepped up and asked, “what can I do to help” thus I asked him to assume the GM position until we found a replacement. That was a couple of years ago even though I tell him it was like yesterday.
Bill never once brought an agenda into the GM role, other than to treat members and employees fairly.
Bill’s experience in management and just the common-sense approach to the club’s problems were extremely helpful as he’s been able work with the staff and board to stop the black hole of our losses and has working closely with our Union issues.
Bill worked tirelessly on the purchase of the club and to this day he continues to make sure we reach that goal.
I also want to thank his wife Barbara as she’s had to endure the long hours, late phone calls and other things.
Finally, I am happy to see that Bill is running for the Board as he’s the perfect person to continue being a voice for all of membership.
This club owes Bill a huge “thank you”!