My two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for the Performing Arts ended June 30. During the July board meeting, I was thanked for serving as Board Vice Chair, Interim CEO/President, Board Chair and Encore Gala Chair and for my financial contributions to the Center and presented with a beautiful framed painting of the Palladium. My response was that I am the one who should be thankful for the opportunity to serve this wonderful organization, both personally and financially. It was indeed a labor of love to work on behalf of an organization whose mission I believe in and support. While it was not always fun, it was always satisfying and rewarding, for I believe that any success or happiness we achieve in this life is only a byproduct of the service we render to others. Thanks to the citizens of Carmel, the mayor, the city council, and the center’s board and staff for the gift of the opportunity to serve. I am also thankful for the friends that I made during these past four years.
Frank Basile, 46240