Blood Drive Chairman Retires
Thank You, Pete..
It's with a heavy heart, that we must announce that Pete Margaritis has stepped down as Chairman of the ASBP blood drives with the American Legion. He is still with the Legion of course, and they are in the process of finding a new blood drive chairman. The district of course is as sad about this as he is, but it is necessary. And his wife agrees with his decision wholeheartedly.
Mostly he is relinquishing the position because of health reasons. Nothing life-threatening. Just getting older, and his weight problem is taking its toll.
Peter has been directing these drives for six and a half years now, trying to get folks to recognize how important they are and getting them to support them more actively (especially since we're winding down in Afghanistan). Also, a full-time, intensive career job takes a good deal of effort. Organizing and then directing the drives on top of this is getting to be too much. He said with a chuckle, "I guess I'm not as energetic as I used to be, huh."
We will miss his direction, his intensive drive, good spirit, and sense of humor. He will though, continue to support these drives, and give the new chairman when one is appointed his full cooperation and experience.
Thanks for all you have done for us, Pete.