The world has changed much, sometimes too much, and it can be overwhelming. But when we sit down to play we know that there is something consistent, traditional and of the highest order in our lives and this is due to Mrs. Unger. Her dedication to the game, the rules and the steadfastness of her presence brought joy to the League's half million members. Add our numbers to the countless others that have benefited from donations made by the League on our behalf. Think about that for a bit – the amount of money generated by the sale of the card, year after year, being disseminated to a myriad of worthy causes. There are few, if any, organizations I can think of that operate in this way. This is what Mrs. Unger presided over.
The League has recently moved to new offices. Mahjongg is expanding, reaching contemporary audiences, new generations and the virtual world. We do not as yet know what this change will mean for us as players, but I am sure we will stand behind the League as they learn to steer the ship without her hand.
Goodbye, Mrs. Unger. We are all
deeply appreciative of your devotion and will remain forever your fans.