August President's Update

Overall, what a wonderful convention. Not having a convention last year made this one even more enjoyable since we got to see everyone again.  Yes, there were some very bittersweet times remembering those who left us last year, but it was a great time to review memories of them and see some great memorial presentations made on their behalf.  May they all rest in peace.

Welcome to our new Board member, Craig Foster as VP of Communications.  Thank you to retiring VP of Communications Bruce Blom for his many years of service to the PGI.

We had several folks step up to replace people who retired or could not attend this year and I will be recognizing them in future updates. Thank you to all our volunteers that made this convention successful.

Attendance at Fargo:
Primary 1076
Spouse    420
Children  223
               1719
Total current membership 1600 and climbing.

Last convention Gillette 2019, for comparison:
Primary 1101
Spouse    454
Children  200
               1755
Total Membership 2180

Thank you to all the members who attended and helped us make this a successful convention.  Thank you also to the members who remained members this year even though they could not attend.

Please note the dates for next year's convention are July 30th - Aug 5, 2022, in Newton, IA. The site is the Iowa Speedway, just off Interstate-80.

You can find information on the 2022 convention at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pgi.org%2F2021-pgi-convention&data=04%7C01%7C%7C33fa2164088d45c7f27908d969636470%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637656697882378467%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=PO81sTPSSXSvmoKSepQ22JfXXPBvoorRPWwa%2FccHCx0%3D&reserved=0  and here at a link for Newton https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newtoniowamainstreet.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C33fa2164088d45c7f27908d969636470%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637656697882378467%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=6r6X%2BqpM32cWRT1qYyLeL3fkQd5HkzXkKD%2B%2BU6fX3hU%3D&reserved=0

On behalf of the PGI Board,
Paul