VIRGINIA CLASSIC THUNDERBIRD CLUB

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

 

Unfortunately, we missed getting together in October due to inclement weather which forced cancellation of the planned meeting at the Jolene Family Winery. That said, thanks to Steve and Nancy Wigley for planning the event. It looks like a fantastic venue, and we look forward to a future opportunity to get together there.

Hard to believe it’s Trick or Treat time already and the end-of-year Holidays are upon us. Thanks to Lynn and Carrie Hillman who are hosting the November VCTC meeting, we’re adding one more get-together into the schedule this month. If you haven’t already done it, mark your social calendar and plan to get the Tbird out on November 20 for a pleasant drive and buffet lunch at the Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum. There will also be an opportunity to take an after-lunch walk around the Museum to see numerous classic cars and tractors. Details have gone out via email and are on the club website. Please RSVP to Lynn at  lm_hillman@mac.com if you plan to attend. For information, the board determined that a cash donation to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program as we did last year was the best option due to COVID policy concerns. If so inclined, members can contribute additional cash at the meeting.

As a reminder, we will also elect new club officers at the next meeting. There will be a complete officer turnover this year and fortunately we have volunteers for each position. Many thanks go to Lynn Hillman for his leadership to nominate the “next class” for 2022. With a vote of those attending the meeting, we will confirm the officers to manage club affairs for the next year.

Plans for the December meeting are coming together and you can expect additional details at the November meeting and through email. The planned date for the Christmas meeting is December 11.

Along with planning for November and December meetings, we’re also looking ahead to 2022 to plan club events. Please look at the calendar and consider hosting a monthly meeting in 2022. You can talk to Bill Brown at the November meeting or get in contact by phone or email to discuss options. Most months are still open at this point. During a recent VCTC Board meeting, we discussed options for monthly meetings to simplify planning and scheduling. The Board agreed continuation of monthly meetings is important to maintain comradery among members and support the VCTC Charter. There are a few recurring events throughout the year which have become regular club activities including Tbird Day in May and the Fredericksburg Car Show in June. In addition, there was a large club turnout in September for the Richmond Collector Car Show and discussion of making it a regular event on the club social calendar. To jump-start scheduling of the remaining 9 months, we discussed identifying a few “go-to” locations which would be “penciled in” on a rotating basis over the open dates. Expect to discuss options and hear opinions during the November meeting. We welcome all ideas for monthly meetings which afford the opportunity to get together for lunch and conversation in a welcoming social atmosphere.

That’s if for this edition. I hope to see many of you in a few weeks at the Tractor Museum. Until then, Be safe. All the best!

 

Eric

VCTC President


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