October 2019 President’s Message
Your Gazette once again has all of the information you wanted and maybe even more. It is hard to believe that October has come and gone and only two months remain in 2019. October 3rd started the month with our monthly Business Meeting at Vincenzo’s and then the following morning Ed Shaver gave his unofficial send-off farewell to the Southwest Caravaners at Denny’s on Sand Canyon. Read on in this month’s newsletter for the details of the eventful 10-day trip some of us started the month with. The October Calendar next offered the Holiday Pumpkinliner Run on the Fillmore & Western Railway which also provided us with some more noteworthy events fit to be reported herein.
We learned of the closing of Santa Paula Chevrolet with reports of an empty lot and locked doors following the sale of our sponsor business to Bunnin Chevrolet. Happily, recent messages on Santa Paula’s answering machine provided some reassurance that they will be back in business on November 3rd. We cross our fingers and hope for the continuance of our heretofore close relationship under the new ownership.
I have to ask who has heard about or read about class action issues concerning cracked rims on C-7s. Have you been so lucky (not), to experience a cracked rim on your pride and joy? I have to report receiving an OnStar notification advising 0 PSI on my right rear. Follow-up found no nails or leaks in my 2-month old tire. Nice, you say, but not so. A dunk in the water tank revealed a steady stream of bubbles coming from my rim. Now, what to do? I quickly analyzed the many pages of my not too old purchase documents and agreements and discovered that I indeed purchased extra coverage which among many other things included wheel and tire coverage for road hazards. GM just settled their strike and no rims were yet in the pipeline last week, but America’s Tire came to the rescue and worked with my extended warranty provider and in 3 ½ days had the new rim located, fully covered and installed. I had to share the good news and express how happy I was to have this occur locally and not at the North Rim, Grand Canyon!
Now with four shiny rims and 30 PSI all around I am ready to jump into November and our Road Trip to San Luis Obispo. I hope you all are looking forward to the big weekend event taking place on November 15 – 17. Looking forward into December, we will get together to bring joy to some local kids as we join in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Toy Drive on December 4th and then our annual Christmas Party at Sand Canyon Country Club on December 7th. I urge you all to shop early for your contributions to the Toy Drive and to the Food Pantry for these two events.
While most of us were not affected by the many recent fires, some of our members were displaced for a while. I have not been informed of losses anyone experienced, but please let us know if there are needs we can address. Meanwhile, have a wonderful month and Happy Thanksgiving to all.