Board member honored

The Nov. 13 meeting marked the end of an Avonworth school board member’s 17 years of service.

Eric Templin first joined the district’s school board in March, 2000. On Monday night, he was honored and thanked by his peers. He’ll also be missed for his traditional, “I’ll second,” as he was the board member most likely to second a motion.

Templin said that leaving was “bittersweet” and he’d miss the “friendships that had been built around the table.” He commented on how serving on the school board had been both an “honor and a burden” but he felt it had been important to serve the district and the community. As for leaving the board, Templin cited additional job duties with overseas travel made it difficult for him to attend meetings with regularity.

Templin mentioned he had seen major changes during his tenure and had worked with four Avonworth superintendents.

Superintendent Tom Ralson pointed out that 2000 was the first year of the TV series “Survivor.” Later, board president David Oberdick commented on the irony of Templin making a motion to declare various items as “obsolete and to be disposed of accordingly.”