From the Driver’s Seat – February 2022
There was plenty to do in our shortest month of the year. We were off to a great start with sixty-two in attendance at our February General Meeting at Santa Clarita Lanes. We added another tough with some video highlighting our past events. Let us know if you think it is worthwhile and if you can contribute items to put on the screen, please do so. Thanks to Chip Colwell for contributing for this venture.
I must say, Jimmy Webster and his crew out-did themselves with the 2022 edition of Jimmy’s Poker Run. The 83-mile route was well-planned and a delight to drive with the rest of you. The final gathering at Don Redding’s hideaway was perfect and our thanks go out to Don Redding and of course to Tom Tomlinson for getting us the invitation to gather there and enjoy the property.
After our planned TOT met with a glitch from the ownership, our activities team again came through with an excellent evening out at Maria Bonita’s. You can always count on our team AND Maria Bonita’s. Then throw in time together with club members recognizing 2-22-22 as a special date and then gathering once again for Advance Auto Parts Grand Opening and there you have a fun month.
Our runs and events are important to help keep our club active and interesting. Your suggestions for activities are welcomed and I urge you to even organize and lead an event in the coming months. If I can do it, you certainly can.
I must mention an issue regarding events here since some events involving vendors and money do require our club to make commitments regarding how many attendees will be involved. If we do not meet the number we committed to, it costs the club, all of us, some money. If we have last minute no-shows, even if we know and don’t expect to see you at a function, the vendor still expects the number from our guarantee, and the club ends up paying. Therefore, prepayments for attendees in those type events will be required as necessary.
Each year, at this time, we start to think about membership renewal and board elections that are not far off. Details of both will be coming soon. Membership numbers have been growing and we hope to keep our numbers up. It is time too for you to consider filling a board position in the coming term. The salary is not much, but wearing the dangle is reward enough. Think about it.
Check out what is coming up in the weeks ahead. Check out the Three Months at a Glance and put the events on YOUR calendar. Those Corvettes need to be driven and in a couple of weeks we have that extra hour of daylight back and will have more time to enjoy the road again.
See you all in March.