Today I received my 2020 Membership Card. It rturns out I'm a member of this great organization for 56 years; more than half a lifetime for many humans. It shows that I joined this ultra-great organization in October 1964. Ivery well remember attending my first meeting, in those days they were held at the Engineers Club on Friday Nights at Juniper & (I think) Filberet Streets. The style of dress was quite a bit more formal than it is today. Shirt, tie, in a three piece sut with vestand a watch with chain dangling from a vest pocket, and yes...our wives or girl friends joined us at these wonderful meetings. I remember my first time at one of these monthly meetings. Going in through the door on Filbert Street, you are greeted by a wide-sweeping beautiful staircase which took us to our meetings on the second floor. While I do not remember we had dinner there, I cannot recall our meals as to what was served or the seating arrangememt...but I do remember I was overwhelmed by the decor. Practically all the NAWCC members a few years older than I are gone to another world. A world I hope that features all the good things our members enjoyed. This coming December 11th I will be 104 years of age, while I have lost the cartilage in my knees and get around by using a wheel chair, I hope and expect to see my 56th years of membership and much beyond the year 2020.