After careful consideration, countless conversations, and a significant amount of valuable counsel and handwringing, the Executive Committee of The Dallas Forty has decided to close the organization effective November 11, 2019, when we will have a farewell gathering at a location to be announced. Declining membership, ever-rising meeting costs and a constantly changing information dissemination environment have combined to deliver the message that “our time has passed.” As such, we have no plans to conduct any further meetings beyond the farewell gathering. After paying outstanding bills and refunding the 2020 dues payments we have received, we then plan to distribute any remaining funds to a local and worthy charity.* We will communicate these and other relevant decisions to our loyal members when/as appropriate.
* If any paid member wishes to discuss receiving his or her pro-rata share of remaining funds, please contact our chair, Anne Shuttee, with your request. Anne may be reached through our Contact Form.
The rich history of The Dallas Forty spans more than five decades and delivered significant value to members, speakers, and guests during that time – success by any measure. One has only to review past programs and the quality of our leadership to support this conclusion.
The Executive Committee wishes to thank everyone who has contributed to “The Forty” in any capacity for helping the organization deliver value to the community and our members.
The Executive Committee also gives a HEARTFELT THANK YOU to ANNE SHUTTEE for her tireless work in our challenging times.
As Dandy Don Meredith, a Dallas Cowboy of some note, purportedly said when contemplating his retirement – “It’s been a good ‘un!”
It has indeed.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE DALLAS 40
Anne Shuttee, Chair