December 2018 President’s Message
Can you believe 2018 is in our rear-view mirrors? It is hard to believe that our club’s long awaited 40th Anniversary year has come and gone. We introduced a new custom logo for the celebration and emblazoned our t-shirts, polos, jackets and even our banner with the special emblem. We celebrated with special recognitions at our annual picnic and made our longevity known at our recent All-Corvette Car Show. We did good, but that was then and now is now.
Now we have 41 years to celebrate and be thankful for. We have gone through some significant changes in the past twelve months, not the least of which is an almost complete reorganization of your Board of Directors for our Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club. We have a new VP, Jeff Hernandez; a new Secretary, Dan Clarkson; three new Activities Committee members, Donna Webster, Don Ceo and Karen Jewett and even a new chief executive, yours truly. That’s quite a change on one hand, but on the other, not really. We are all up to the task and ready to continue on in the finest tradition of the SCVCC.
Our December was just that, the final month of our calendar year with cooler temperatures, holiday celebrations and family time. Many of us enjoyed a time of giving as well as Corvette fun with a Caravan on December 1st to Santa Paula Chevrolet for the annual Toys for Tots event. Next was our traditional Christmas Party at the Sand Canyon Country Club. It was another delightful event where we got dressed up in first class club-wear or better and got together in an amazing number for a terrific party. We contributed again to the Santa Clarita Food Bank and enjoyed a time of dining and dancing with some of the best people in these parts, our membership.
As we move into 2019, we are sure to enjoy even more good times together as a club and also continue to leave a good mark in our community as an organization who cares. I am happy to report that the excellent reputation we enjoy has helped lock us in at the Oaks Club at Valencia for the next year with the recent signing of agreements for utilizing the Oaks Grille for our meeting location. We enjoy meeting there and the Oaks Club likes having us.
We are all in this club together and all have to work together to keep things fun for us all. Our club has been described as a family and as such we all play important parts. Even if you are bashful, each of you has the potential to be a leader in one way or another. You don’t have to be a board member to be active and contribute. The Activities Committee can always use suggestions and help with planning. Your help in taking pictures and contributing them along with articles for the Newsletter is always appreciated as well.
There is additionally the possibility of more personnel changes for your board on the horizon, so think about how you can contribute. Most important at the moment though is making our new year another banner year.
Happy New Year to you all,
Mike and Judy