My goodness! July is simply speeding along and before you know it! August
will be here!
I say let the summer linger for as long as possible!
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan shares her perspectives on stepping down!
Happy weekend everyone!
I’m Scott Savoy!
The right time to step down
By Donna J. Jodhan
Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau once said that there is never
a right time or a right place to go but for me I think that the time was
For whereas he made his decision on a walk in a terrific snow storm on
February 28 1984 and announced it to Canadians on February 29 1984, I made
mine while on a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020 and told my friends on
March 01 2020.
Of course, my decision pales in comparison to prime Minister Trudeau’s when
it comes to importance but I am sure glad that I made mine when I did.
It is time for me to go and for me to enable and allow others to step up to
the plate and to become leaders in advocacy for the future. My time is up
and I realize that much of my passion is spent. Especially so after the
passing of my mentor Chris Stark.
Advocacy does not have to be a circumstance where you are constantly
fighting to protect the rights of others. Advocacy does not mean that you
are constantly advocating to help protect, have recognized, and have
legitimized the rights of others with disabilities. Advocacy does not mean
that you need to sit on committees and be present at round tables in order
to have your voice heard.
For me, I’ll be engaging in a new type of advocacy. Where I’ll be mentoring
others. Where I will collaborate with others to host events to help
participants speak up, speak out, and reach out. Where I will use my
imagination and creativity to design and develop initiatives to encourage
persons with disabilities to participate and I’ll engage in fund raising
events where proceeds will be used to send kids with special needs to
This is going to be a new and different brand of advocacy for me and I am
looking forward to having a lot of fun while doing it.
Just my two cents for today.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.
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