It is a pleasure to extend renewed greetings to each and every Member as we enter 2014. I am happy to report the Naval Institute had a very positive 2013. Although a full briefing will be provided at the Annual Meeting in April, I am pleased to announce we gained Members (and more active-duty Members) in 2014. We also had very positive Foundation results, as well as positive results in the Naval Institute Press, Proceedings , and Conferences. Overall, the Institute generated one of the best bottom lines in many years. This ensures we can continue to deliver on our important mission.