We must spread the word about our good deeds. Our members contributed almost 84,000 volunteer hours in 2009 and continue this remarkable record. As a Boeing retiree, you have skills and talents that can make a profoundly positive impact in your community.
One of our new goals must be to strengthen our Bluebills relationship with Boeing by categorizing our efforts to fit within the company’s newly established Corporate Citizenship strategy. These strategies fall into six categories:
· Arts & Culture
· Health and Human Services
· Early Learning
· Primary & Secondary Education
As stated by Anne Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, “We have one simple objective at Boeing: to make the world a better place.”
This objective is certainly consistent with our Bluebills mission. “to provide opportunities for Boeing retirees and their spouses to volunteer their time, energy, skills, knowledge and experience to improve the quality of life in their respective communities and thereby to enhance their own lives.”
As we reform our directions it will be important that all of us provide input to fit our activities into the categories Boeing has identified as important. I ask all members to give your Council ideas and thoughts to help us do this. I look forward to working with you all.