Greetings to all past, present and future SOSCA members. I hope you are all looking forward to the new year, 2011, as I think we would all like to forget a great deal of what transpired in 2010. It is ironic that while writing this, an old Neil Young song called "Helpless" was playing. I'm sure we all probably felt helpless at times last year in regards to the actions of our state legislature and former governor and the resulting impact on employees of this office. Whether our own positions were in jeopardy or not, I'm sure we all felt frustrated and sad for friends and comrades who were displaced.
But you know what? It is a new year and we need to set our sights an what is ahead. We cannot change the past, but we can make an effort to do whatever we can to finish the final months of the 2010/2011 school year on a positive note. Your SOSCA Board is looking forward to working with members who may need assistance or encouragement.
This message will be short, but it will be updated frequently throughout the year (my fault alone this has not been the case in the past), as will our website in general. Finally, your board is working on unveiling a new website soon. It will contain more useful information while providing what we hope are interesting features members will enjoy looking at. If you have any suggestions regarding new features, we would love to hear them.