There are three things that come together to make OCRS a strong, continuing gathering of recorder players. The first is a Board of dedicated volunteers who work to provide enjoyable monthly meetings, send the music to you in a timely convenient manner, ensure that we have refreshments to enjoy at each meeting, and provide a workshop of playing and learning together. The second is access to a large number of very talented conductors who bring their skills and knowledge to our monthly meetings. The third is a stable number of paying members who provide the necessary resources to continue. To date approximately one-half of last year’s members have paid their dues for the 2017–2018 season. Without these resources OCRS cannot continue to exist—do I need to say more?