Congratulations to many LIA alumni who won successful elections on November 3. Rep. Caroline Troy, Class 15, Senator Dan Johnson, Class 14, Rep. Clark Kauffman, Class 13, Senator Jim Patrick, Class 15, Rep. Laurie Lickley, LIA Affiliate Member; and Rep. Marc Gibbs, Class 4. Also elected was Twin Falls County Commissioner, Brent Reinke, Class 40, Canyon County Commissioner, Leslie Van Beek, wife of Dale VanBeek, Class 10.
Healing continues for LIA Trustee Blair Wilson, Class 11, who was hit while riding his bicycle in Boise. Blair, while scratched and suffering from some dental injuries, scored better than the bike. The accident occurred in late October.
Mary Hasenoehrl, Class 17, is recovering from a partial knee replacement. She is convalescing and doing physical therapy at home. Mary says she is determined to be up and skiing by February.
With selected candidates coming in and out of LIA Class 41, we ended up with a total of 25 for the first session in Moscow last week. There were many new protocols in place to meet the guidelines of the Best Western and the City of Moscow. The session also had to reduce the Regional Event attendance 50 to meet the Governor’s Stage 3 requirement. Interesting enough, the Pro/Con subject for this year’s class is “Individual Liberties versus the Role of Government Related to Public Health and Safety. Needless to say, there are no limitations on information or opinions. Kicking off the session in Moscow was Senator Mary Souza, District 4.
CORRECTION: In the new LIA directory, mistakenly, Rick Phillips, Class 1, from Simplot (Pocatello) was listed with an * for deceased. Rick reported that LIA Alumni David Sutherland, Class 1, had called to inquire and was relieved to have Rick pick up the phone. Rick stated: “I responded to him that sometimes my depends start to smell a bit, and I look like hell, but I am still among the living. We both got a good laugh……” In that class was a participant by the name of Phillip Ricks who indeed is deceased and has been noted that way in the directory since his passing. Rick said it was very confusing in the class to have Rick Phillips and Philip Ricks. He said at most hotel locations that year whoever checked in first resulted in a cancellation of the other person’s reservation since the check-in person thought it was a duplicate. Thanks Rick P. for checking in with us and setting it all straight.
Howard Shields, Class 14, who works at Land View Fertilizer in Nampa stepped forward and secured and donated personalized bottles of hand sanitizer for each member of LIA Class 41. It is the first time, due to protocols, that each member has had their own bottle. Also, thank you to Trustee Nic Wittman, Class 39, who shared that Land View was in the business of producing the hand sanitizer.
Two major changes ahead for Class 41: Alumni be aware!!!
The co-chairmen for LIA Class 41 are Aria Spear, Class 39, Rupert and Devin Fielding, Class 40, Shelley.
Reminder: The November-December LIA Alumni LINK call will be held on Thursday, December 3 to avoid conflict with schedules for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The call is scheduled for 9:00 AM. Additional information will be provided.
Please continue to mail in LIA Alumni dues. You can pay online or call Patty in the office at 208-888-0988 to make payment. When your dues payment arrives, we will send you the new updated LIA Directory and the yearly Annual Report for the LIA Foundation.
There is still time to get your name on a break, meal, or you can support candidates in LIA Class 41. If you want to sponsor something at one of the upcoming sessions give Rick or Patty a call to work out the details: 208-888-0988.
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