Members of SEG: Thank you for the Marsden Award, and you, Richard, thank you for your reasonably accurate and very kind comments.

Because SEG is such a good organization that grows administratively and financially but, thanks to the good work of John Thoms and Tom Loucks, seems to have avoided the fattening plague of bureaucratic obesity, it has always been a rewarding experience to serve SEG.

Now I want to thank four persons who motivated me to be active in our society.

First, my wife, Florence, who believes that pro bono working for a good cause provides much personal satisfaction....

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