Story: Ron Bergmann, Secretary, SCVCC
In the President’s message you will read some glowing comments written by our past President, Dwight McDonald, about the members of the Board of Directors. It is my turn to tell you what your past president has done for this Club. The job can be thankless at times. He has made the tough decisions that are part of the job of the leader of an organization like the SCVCC. Some people may not have been happy with all of those decisions, but he always had the welfare of the Club in mind when he made them. It was never personal with Dwight, it was always SCVCC first. He bounced ideas off various Board members to ensure he got our opinions and then could take the right path. That is how he does business and it was much appreciated by the Board.
Dwight is a person who is interested, not only in the hobby of Corvettes, but in the people who make up the Club. How many times has he greeted you at meetings and events and demonstrated his desire you get to know you better? He has volunteered his time and effort, not only as President, but when others could not step up to the plate. He did the communications position when no one volunteered, he spearheaded an effort to modernize the bylaws, and he just recently led the effort for our 40th Anniversary Car Show. His time is valuable, like everyone else’s, but he never let the Club down. I have enjoyed my time as Secretary and it can be time consuming, but I was continually amazed at the time Dwight put into the operation of the Club to ensure all went right.
I will admit he tells some tired jokes on occasion, but people still laugh because his personality still makes them funny. Don Ceo may not miss all the short jokes, but I know he will miss Dwight. All the Club members should realize he had their best interest at heart. I believe I speak for the entire Board; we will all miss him. I wish Mike Woodings the best as the new Prez and I know he will fill the shoes just fine.