Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI

Vice President's Report

September / October 2020

Last Call


      Legendary baseball pitcher and philosopher Satchel Paige famously said, “don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The cosmic clock of the universe keeps ticking, with each of our lives a mere nanosecond in the vastness of time and space.

      However, within that cosmic nanosecond the entire story of our lives occurs. Above my desk at the Branch 2184 office is my favorite quote, from Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

      There is no time to waste by living in the past. It is, in the words of Graham Nash, “just a goodbye.” Instead we are living now, with all its uncertainties. Something is indeed gaining on us each day. We must do what we can and do it now, not later.

      Thus, no looking back. There will be a future time to reflect on the past, or perhaps not. So, that’s all for me as Branch 2184 Vice-President, though I will remain an active and involved member of our Branch and the NALC.

      Meanwhile, I have things to do and most of all, promises to keep. NALC and Union proud, now and forever!


-- Joe Golonka

Vice President



“We’re Americans, tough and resilient. We choose Hope over Fear, Science over Fiction,

Truth over Lies, and Unity over Division.

We treat each other with Dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give Hate NO safe Harbor.

We are The United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do.”

-- Joe Biden