Greetings RWS members,

The holiday season is in full swing. I know this because of those lingering feelings that I should:

  • Catch up with family and old friends
  • Make somebody a gift
  • Volunteer someplace
  • Donate someplace
  • Sing
  • Shop
  • Dig out annual decorations
  • Make new resolutions
  • Spend time someplace warm
  • And gain at least 5 pounds

But in all seriousness, it is a time that reminds me to be grateful for all that I’ve been given. And so I want to thank all the RWS people that I have learned from, been supported by, and inspired by. There are a lot of them. (I was about to list names, then I considered taking the easy route and just say “thank you all” when it hit me… THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PERSON THAT I HAVE MET THROUGH RWS THAT I HAVEN’T LEARNED FROM, or BEEN SUPPORTED BY, or BEEN INSPIRED BY!) Not a one. So if I have met you, thank you. If I haven’t met you, I look forward to it.

May all your wishes come true. I wish you only the best.


Al Kupchella

Chairman, RWS