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November 07, 2008

A Message From the President of COTI November 2008 Check out our new website features : A '' Recent News '' Area so you can find out the latest Each Committee with a Separate Page so you can see the details of what each committee is doing . An Archive Area for Emails as well as Documents so if you miss s omething , you''ll be able to find it on our website . Another way to '' Contact Us '' and provide comments . Dear Tom , Now that the dust has settled on the national scene , it is time to focus once again on topics closer to home . There are some important issues confronting Sanibel that deserve attention . On November 18th , our City Council will appoint a replaceme nt for Carla Johnston who is required , by State law , to resign because she was a candidate for County Commissioner . Two people have submitted their names for consideration - Armand Ball and Marty Harrity . COTI strongly supports the principle of appointing an individual for the balance of Carla''s term who will not be a candidate in the March 2009 municipal election . . Please visit our new website www.coti.org which will give you an update of COTI activities over the past summer ( click on " Committees " ) . In an effort to increase member input , we have structured the site to facilitate emails from members to the various Committee Chairs ( click on " send an email " ) . We are planning a vigor ous membership campaign in the next few months . You can assist us in this effort by encouraging friends and neighbors who share our mission to join COTI . As Porter Goss urged at our last Annual Meeting , it is important for Sanibelians to be vigilant and in volved if we are to maintain the sanctuary quality of our Island . Being an active member of COTI is the best way to Send an Email directly to a committee chairperson . Find Out More At : www.COTI.org achieve that goal . Sincerely . John Harries , President of COTI

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