I would like to note that the FMC magazine is a fine publication, although I think that it could be improved further by not insisting so much on our members that have unfortunately passed away but focus instead on the living -- of which there are a bunch, of course.
Specifically, I would respectfully suggest deleting the "Final Trip" column from the magazine and post it instead in the FMCA web site, and also not wait until past FMCA officers die to write an article about them (such as the current issue's fine article on Mr. Duane Pindell) but instead focus on living officers and members. For example, the articles about the famous football player of last year, or the baseball hall of famer, or the nice couple that have traveled all over the Americas. That's the type of article that I think should be included.
We are all going to die anyway, so why focus on it so much?