Weekly Newsletter from TCI President, Dennis Tam for week of December 19, 2010

19 December 2010

Good morning everyone.  This will be last e-mail prior to Christmas Day.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a joyous New Year in 2011.  During this month I have received many e-mail Holiday wishes and tons of stories that just tug at your heart.  I doubt if any of them are true as written, but they do make me want to shed a tear and it also gives me hope that for the most part people are genuinely kind and giving.  I'm sure you all receive these stories as well and I hope they impact you the way they do me and make you stop and count your blessings.  We all have so much to be thankful for.  And (please) remember the "reason for the season".  During this week leading up to Christmas Day stick an extra dollar in the Salvation Army bucket, buy that homeless person a cup of coffee, visit with some complete strangers, perhaps elderly in a nursing home or whatever you can do to make this a better place for all us.  I know it is in you, you just have to let it out.   I'm not going to bore you with any transportation statistics this week and probably not next week either.  This is not the time of year to think about work, but to reflect what you can do to make this place we call home a better place for all of us.  Help me to make a difference.   A couple of clean up items to bring to your attention are TCI Mid-Term will be held in St. Louis this upcoming year during the weekend of April 8-10.  I, along with the Board of Directors look forward to meeting with the Transportation Club of St. Louis, our host and we are still looking for dues and insurance premium payments from a few of the clubs.   The registration is now open for Operation Stimulus in Denver in late January.  I've been told their will sixteen (16) colleges and universities sending teams for competition.  To find out more information or to register please go to www.operationstimulus.org. Also, don't forget the Traffic Club of Philadelphia will host their 103rd Annual Dinner on Tuesday, January 25th at the Penn's Landing Hyatt.  Information and registration can be found at www.tcphila.org/calendar or by contacting Rian Nemeroff at (215) 914-0392.   Regards, Dennis Tam President, TCI