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Keith Combs
Local President

April 29, 2016


Hello Brothers and Sisters of the APWU-DDAL, I am delighted to have this opportunity to greet all of you. It is because of you that I have been granted this position and I do not intend to disappoint you. As your elected leader, I have a dream that is not esoteric, but the dream includes this entire membership.

I want to thank you all for supporting the TEAM COMBS MEMBERS, because that is where the team concept and the dream began. I believe that we, Officers, Stewards and Members should strive to deliver the best of us at all times. We should become familiar with our duties and do our best to ensure that we reach our TEAM GOALS.

Here are a couple of quotes I would like us to remember, because they will direct our team and create our suave technique of fairly representing this membership.

Quote #1: "All Great Achievements require time."
Maya Angelou

My friends we are accomplishing greatness daily, but it will take some time for all the dreams to become our reality. Please allow us to lay our foundation and begin placing our bricks stone by stone.

Quote #2: "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then is not an act, but a habit."

I believe in striving for excellence and that it can be achieved. I also believe in perfection and although it may not be feasible, shooting for that perfection is probable.

My follow members it has been said that the skills and attributes required to lead people successfully are entirely opposite from skills and attributes required to be a successful individual contributor. The work, rewards, and impact are 180 degrees from each other. Consider this: if the roles and skills weren't opposite, it would be a walk in the park for someone to move seamlessly from being a great violin player to being a great conductor. Knowing how to play one instrument flawlessly requires one skill set. Knowing how to create harmony from a symphony of people playing many varied instruments requires additional, different, and opposite skill sets.

My Brothers and Sisters you have asked me to be the conductor of many talented men and women and the music they play at times will slightly differ, I intent for us to come together and play music you all will be proud of. I will use these words to create a membership that leads by example and that will allow others to get out of the weeds and lead. Will you join me, can we support each other, and do you want to see something different? Because that is why, I asked you to support TEAM COMBS. Together we can achieve GREATNESS.

Keith M Combs Sr.
President APWU-DDAL