STC President's Message from David

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Message from the President:

The weather could not have been better and what a time it was.  I’m talking about the Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil our club hosted last Thursday at Captain Butlers Retreat, Richardson Creek on Whitemarsh Island. About 200 STC members and friends came out to celebrate all that is right when we get together.

This will be my last official message from me as STC president Fish. I am very pleased to announce the newly elected officers that will be leading the Savannah Traffic Club through this upcoming year. Our new club president Jed Young: Business Development for Savannah Warehouse Services LLC and Savannah Logistical Services LLC brings the energy that I’m confident will take the Savannah Traffic Club to an entire new level. Robert Dowd:  CMO Port City Logistics has been instrumental in organizing such successful events as our annual spring scholarship golf outing and took charge of this last week’s Oyster Roast.  Robert will be serving as 1stVice President. Chris Goodman: Ardry Trading Company, Inc. has taken on the responsibility of 2ndVice President. Chris has been a long time member of the club and her willingness to assist and support the clubs activities will surely be an asset as our club gets busy for the upcoming year.

Speaking of getting busy, here are a couple things you’re going to want to put on your schedules. 

·The Annual STC Spring Scholarship golf outing will be held Friday May 4that Crosswinds Golf Club. Proceeds from this tournament help support Georgia Southern University students working on Transportation/Logistics Degrees. It’s a huge golf outing that is always a favorite for those that play. There are outstanding opportunities to sponsor holes, hang banners and sponsor drink carts.

·Plans for the “Savannah Chassis Expo 2012”are underway and if it’s anything like last year’s event, will prove to be a huge success. This early summer event will assemble a forum of container chassis industry experts that will not only bring our businesses up to speed on what’s new, but have opportunity to answer all those questions that come up throughout the year. This combination of mini trade show open discussion proved to be a great educational opportunity for all of those who attended last year.

No matter the business, the success of any organization relies heavily on the strength and involvement of its members and supporters. As I step aside from my responsibilities as club president, I believe now would be an appropriate time to again thank all of you for your generous hospitality and willingness to support the Savannah Traffic Club through your membership and involvement with its activities.

I would also like to thank the officers of the club who have given tirelessly to further the mission of STC to promote education in the field of transportation and logistics. Never have I ever had the opportunity to work with such a group of talented, unselfish folks. Since 1995 people from our industry have been giving of their time and talents to insure the club stays true to its core foundational beliefs and have a little fun while doing it.

So here’s my challenge. Find something outside what you normally do every day to pave the way for the next generation. Get involved with an activity that furthers an agenda of serving others, either in or outside of your industry. Mentor a student, take a solider to lunch, love out loud and remember to dance whenever you can. 

Thank you all so much for the last two years. You have provided a safe landing for the Mihuta’s and truly been a blessing not only to me, but to my wife Teresa, and to my two sons Logan and Brian as well.

Have an exceptional 2012

David “Fish” Mihuta

Sales and Service Representative

Freight-liner of Savannah

Bonny Woods