The author had the time of his life serving on ICBA's executive committee during the past three years. But, in particular, the experiences he had while serving as the ICBA chairman over the last year will last him a lifetime. For him, however, meeting his fellow community bankers has been the most enjoyable part of serving you and ICBA. As the ICBA chairman, he approached the assignment of attending state association gatherings, like those held in New Mexico, with great anticipation. As the year progressed, the good news kept flowing their way. Community bankers around the US continually expressed appreciation for the efforts put forth by those of them on ICBA's executive committee.