February 2019 President’s Message:
February, February, what’s up with February? It’s the shortest month of the year. The holidays are barely a month past and all is well on the horizon as we coast into the final half of our club year. The new Board is in place, with the exception of that pesky Newsletter position. Our Activities crew is busy at work cranking out another fun packed Three-Months-at-a-Glance and we are ready to roll for our February business meeting. Good so far, you and I both say, but onward.
We arrived at the Oaks Grille for what appeared to be another of our great evenings together, visiting with one another, eating together and getting down to business. But, maybe there was a full moon, or the stars weren’t aligned just right, I’m not exactly sure. The issue of start time for our meetings again arose from an apparently shallow grave and was the subject of much discussion and tabled for board consideration. The menu with not a lick of beef listed was another concern and many comments appeared in the suggestion box for consideration as well. Our attendance was down some too, but maybe that was due to excitement about the Oscars…who knows? The meeting ended and we went our separate ways, looking forward to our upcoming events.
Activity in the Driver’s Seat proved busier than normal in the coming days when the menu concerns were addressed with the Oaks Grille. Valid business concerns were voiced by our host location and action by your Board was initiated regarding the continued viability of the Oaks as a meeting location. The situation is still unresolved at this writing and your input at the March meeting is important in our discussion and decisions about what may or may not be upcoming changes on the very near horizon.
Meanwhile though, as promised, our club moves on and we had a great February between near record rainfall events. Three events highlighted the month, our Valentine’s Brunch at the Claim Jumper, Taste-of-the-Town at Maria Bonita’s and our “Sunday-Drive” event to Ojai for Farmers’ Market and lunch at Sea-Fresh. There were outstanding turnout numbers at all three functions and despite the rainy conditions at a couple of the events, nobody melted. Remember my words, “it’s always raining somewhere, sometimes it’s our turn!”
No doom and gloom is meant here, we are and will continue to be the best Corvette club in these parts and be assured your board is working hard to keep it that way!
With all that said, time for the BIG announcement of the month. My hints and promise of a dangle have produced results. Scott Gregory, new to many, but a prior 5-year member of the SCVCC, has stepped forward and accepted the newsletter job. We will share duties for a bit, but as you can see, he has continued putting our club’s best foot forward!
All for now, and see you in March.