Thomas Edwards, Daybreak's 2012-13 President was in the midst of leading the club to a great year when his job changed and he had to resign the position. 
 

 Thomas had for years been the Editor of the River City Daily Tribune & Picayune newspapers. His dedication to Rotary began when he was an Ambassadorial Scholar (an undisclosed number of) years ago. He continued that dedication with Daybreak by giving special attention to covering our events and participating in everything we did. He will be missed. 

Thomas' letter to the club:

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

TO: Daybreak Rotary Club of Marble Falls board
FR: Thomas Edwards, president

Dear fellow Rotarians,
It is with the most profound regret I must announce I am tendering my resignation as president of the Daybreak Rotary Club of Marble Falls effective immediately.
The Nov. 6, 2012, meeting will be my last as president.
I have accepted a job as the editor of a new media company in San Antonio. This presents an opportunity I cannot afford to miss, both for my family's sake and for my career. The job involves commuting and a commitment to stay in San Antonio during part of the week, including Tuesdays — which prevents me from continuing my Daybreak duties in Marble Falls. 
I realize this puts a strain on the club's organizational chain, and for that I deeply apologize. 
During the past week, I have been in consultations with Rotary District 5870 Assistant District Gov. Jerry Chapman, club President-elect Ralph Hendricks and club Vice President Jim Warden to ensure there is no lapse in leadership. According to RI bylaws, in the event a president has to step down, the vice president takes over for the unexpired term. 
I am pleased to announce that Jim has agreed to take on this responsibility, and I cannot thank him enough. Both he and Ralph have been incredibly helpful during this very difficult week as I wrestled with these life-changing decisions.
Jim is a past Rotary president, has been to PETS and undergone other Rotary training. He will fill my term until Ralph assumes office July 1, 2013. I would also like to suggest that Jim be sworn in during District 5870 Gov. Ricky Price's visit Nov. 13.
It is difficult to fully express how honored I am to have been a part of this club the past 4 1/2 years. The members truly exemplify service above self. 
We have made some great progress these last few months — a successful skeet shoot, rebuilding the membership, full meetings and the completion of our DAP grant project involving the smoke detectors. With the strength of purpose inherent in our members, I am confident Daybreak will only continue moving onward and upward.
I would like to call a short board meeting after the Tuesday general session. If the board so wishes, the regular board meeting scheduled for Thursday can still take place, but I will be unavailable then.
Also, future email correspondence can be directed to ace1@wildblue.net.


Yours in Rotary,

Thomas Edwards