Ours is among the finest of professional associations — as is revealed in this history annotated below, we are a very good lot — our idealism [stirred by program responsibilities] and our bottom-line pragmatism is a magic agenda; and we attract the best there are.
Through our history and our association newsletter, annual conference books, photographs, etc., we can recall the good work and fine friends in our profession. Thanks to all who wrote pieces of this history. In this year 2000 history, I only add to the work of past historians — Peggy Dewell, Carol Butler, Joan Mortell, Dick Romm, and Alan Ogi. If you find errors, they are mine alone and I apologize for them.
I hope Presidents will continue the history as the years unfold and fill in the gaps where they exist (there is always a next issue coming). I make a special plea to the membership, especially officers and committee chairs, to send to the Historian your written records and photographs for a potential extravaganza edition in future years. These materials are placed in the WACUHO Archives for such use — that is where a lot of the gaps in previous editions were filled.
I present this as my final WACUHO project with a happy heart — I also take this opportunity to thank all in the association who have professionally and personally enriched my life through our interactions and sharing.
December 4, 2000
Mike Hoctor, Historian 1998-2000
A year-by-year description of the Association can be found in the following linked document. It was compiled by many previous Association Historians, and continues to be updated.