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Presidential Announcement

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    July 15, 2015 11:20 PM EDT

    Hi to all members.

    After agonizing about my direction for considerable time, I have submitted my resignation as President of OPAS to the OPAS Board.

    I've done this because, for some months I have not been able to commit sufficient time, energy and passion to the role of President as it deserves. I also have a number of personal issues, which take my focus away from OPAS.

    I have run OPAS for a number of years now, and it's time for someone new to step up and move OPAS forward.

    I will remain as president until August 1, 2015. I will assist the Board in finding a replacement and in helping the new President in the transition period.

    I won't lie to you. It's a big job and an important job. It takes time and commitment. For those of you interested in the role, I can help you understand the duties, as they stand now. The new President can restructure the Society, within the parameters of the official By-Laws.

    If you are interested, you can write me directly at


    Keith Thirgood
    President, OPAS