From the Desk of John W Queenan As I write this message, the Firm is concluding a season
of the most extensive national meetings in its history. I
have been able to talk with more of you and to learn
more about what you are thinking than ever before.
Standing out in my mind particularly are the meeting of
our principals and their charming and capable wives
at Lake Placid, and the orientation seminars in New
York for our new staff accountants, fresh from the academic
world and one of the most promising groups of
young men and women ever to join Haskins & Sells. The
meetings have left me with a feeling of optimism for the
future of our Firm.
To all of these groups I have been able to report that
the year ended June 3, 1967 is, in my opinion, our best
year in professional performance. It is impossible to
restrain a sense of pride in an organization motivated to
perform so magnificently. Each member of it can rightly
share this pride in belonging to such a team.
Yet for most of us it takes more than superior group
performance to bring ultimate satisfaction. At least as
important, if not more so, is the purpose of the team.
What is "the name of the game;" why are we banded together?
Each of us, after all, is not only an accountant
but a citizen of the world—a world offering extraordinary
opportunity but witnessing tragedies of a kind that