Big Changes at LTEF

The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation Annual Meeting by Roger Elliott, President

The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation added two new members to its board of directors at the annual meeting. The members are David Gray and Glede Holman. Neither of these individuals are strangers to the BoatHouse and BH mission.

David became involved with the BH as a member of the OKC tri- athletes. David is one of the most accomplished swimming coaches in the state. He has spent numerous hours working to improve the BH grounds and generally enhancing the facility. Dave is also a member of the Thunderbird Sailing Club, serving as the Rear Commodore.

Glede Holman is also no stranger to the LTEF and the local sailing community. Glede served as a board member of the LTEF from 2007 to 2013 when he relocated to New Mexico. Although not a member of the Board, Glede has kept in touch with several Board members during his absence. He has provided long and distinguish service in teaching and providing sailing opportunity to the cen-tral Oklahoma community.

Another item of business taken up by the LTEF Board of Directors was the stepping down of Les Cummings as Executive Director. Les has essentially been in that position since the chartering of the Foundation some ninteen years ago. The title was created by the Board about five years ago. As we all know, Les has been the driving force for writing grants and fund raising for so many pro-jects eg Opti fleet, several power boats, the new teaching fleet coming this spring, and CAST, to name but a few. No one will be able to fill Les’s shoes. And that is as it should be. At the LTEF BOD meeting we elected a new and different pair of shoes to serve a Executive Director – Glede Holman.