VIRGINIA CLASSIC THUNDERBIRD CLUB

CHAPTER #36 of CTCI
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR OCTOBER 2021

 

Greetings to all classic Thunderbird enthusiasts! Another month down and fall is upon us. If you haven’t noticed, the weather and temperatures have been fantastic lately…perfect for a leisurely drive with the top down. Hopefully many of you are taking the opportunity to get out for fresh air and sunshine. Remember to snap a few photos along the way for the club website.

I saw many of you at the club get-together during the Richmond Collector Car Show a couple weeks ago including a few new or newly active members. It was fantastic to see people and for those who didn’t make it, you missed a great event with hundreds of cars of all types including a large contingent of VCTC classics. Thanks to Stan and Lee Hostetler for organizing the event, supplying drinks and snacks, and coordinating with show management to enter the grounds and park together. This could become a recurring club event in future years.

Our 2021 social calendar is closing out and we recently finalized plans for the October meeting on October 9. The Wigleys are hosting again…this time at the Jolene Family Winery at 2750 Pocahontas Trail, Quinton VA (just east of Richmond). Plan to arrive by around 11:30 for socializing and club business. The “Thai Won On” food truck begins service at noon. In addition, there is live music starting at 2:00 and a Fall Makers Market Sip and Shop event. Please RSVP to Steve as soon as possible but no later than Tuesday, October 5. ( Sowigley25@gmail.com or 757-206-3867) It should be a casual atmosphere for socializing and I hope to see you there.

Plans are also coming together for the November meeting. Details will follow once firmed up. Remember, election of club officers for 2022 will occur during the November meeting. If you are willing to take on a club officer position, please contact any of the current officers or Lynn Hillman ,lm_hillman@mac.com (who graciously accepted my request to lead the nominating committee) and let them know. There will be a complete turnover of officers this year (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Activities Chairman) since several people have been doing jobs for years and are ready for a break. I strongly encourage everyone to consider volunteering to help manage the club. It doesn’t require a lot of time or experience…just a willingness to be involved. Without support of members, the club cannot function.

Finally, it’s time to consider options and preferences for the December meeting/Christmas Party. If you have ideas, please check availability and details for hosting a club meeting. Many places will soon be booked for dates around the holidays and we will need to firm up places soon. It's never too early to commit to hosting a meeting in 2022. If you have an idea, get in touch with Bill Brown at the next meeting or shoot him an email whbllb082069@gmail.com . For now, the calendar is completely oprn. 
I hope to see you at the Jolene Family Winery in a couple of weeks. Until then,be safe.
All the best.
Eric
VCTC Preident


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