President Rapoza's Updates
President’s Holiday Message
Sharon and I will spend Christmas in Virginia with our daughter Krystle, and then leave on Dec. 28th to be with the rest of our family in Hawaii. As we reflect back on our challenges this past year, we still have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. We will miss being home for Christmas, but we are extremely thankful to be able to travel toHawaii and bring in the New Year with family and loved ones.
As we approach my final year as your president, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. Serving as your national president has put a lot of things into perspective for me—both personally and professionally. This past year, Postmasters were confronted with new challenges that took us into uncharted waters as we worked toward making the best of a situation that could have been much worse.
Many Postmasters were—and some still are—faced with difficulties caused by serious economic and financial constraints. Let us look toward the future with hope for the new opportunities these challenges may bring.
Each year as we celebrate the holiday season, kindness rules as we put our own wishes aside and think about those around us, with our hearts opened wide. Let this tradition continue as we remember those who are less fortunate than we are and those who are grieving the loss of their loved ones during this holiday season. And let us all keep our fighting men and women in our prayers.
Sharon and I send you best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) and Hauoli Makahikihou (Happy New Year).
God bless you and God bless America.
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