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WSRS President’s Viewbox: November 2018

   

Ruben Krishnananthan, MD, MPH,
President, WSRS

November is here once more
Our annual meeting some choose to ignore
But this year comes with a difference
‘Caus I’m President let’s get to business

Before we do I should look back
To help keep me on track
Medverd recruited me to the WSRS
Into its service he did me press
At meetings a motley crew I met
Each with credibility bought with sweat

Eric the dapper whispers in every ear
Gail’s knowledge of by-laws has no peer
Sammy attends many a meeting
Justin showed us our influence is fleeting
Without the dollars to sweeten our words
To politicians we are but chirping birds
Jim tells us what politicians think
Debra arranges all in a blink

So what to this table do I bring?
Some slick words and a little bling?
Experienced I am at speaking the tongues
Of politicians at different rungs
Let’s hope they listen when I say
The WSRS is about more than our pay

With that I replace Pooja with her smile so fine
She charms all without the aid of wine
Wish me well as I work for all
Let’s think big not small.

This original poem was delivered by Dr. Krishnananthan as his incoming presidential address at the WSRS Annual Meeting on November 3, 2018.