PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR JULY 2020
Hello again. I have several news items to share this month. First,
please keep Patsy Gregory in your thoughts and provide any support
you can. I’m sure we are all saddened to hear that Bill passed on June
28. No words can capture the emotions of losing a loved one or close
friend. He will be missed.
Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 virus, our July
VCTC event at Wintergreen Resort has been CANCELLED. Thanks to
Tom and Martha O’Brien for planning to host what has become a regular
summer club event. Though Virginia policy is adjusting to allow larger
gatherings, underlying conditions and associated risks are still present.
We will continue to exercise caution when deciding when our next
meeting will be held and stay hopeful that we can get together in
August. We’ll keep you posted as decisions are made.
By now, most are aware of significant turmoil among CTCI board
and staff members either through direct correspondence from CTCI or
messages forwarded through VCTC. It appears that interpretation of
membership policy, the voting process, and business decisions of the
CTCI BOD have prompted accusations and actions leading to remove a
Regional Director from office. Following that determination, two other
CTCI Directors resigned. From emails attempting to explain the
circumstances leading up to these actions I find it very hard to
determine ground truth. I have considered whether it is appropriate to
respond to CTCI BOD on behalf of VCTC and if so, what stance to take.
For now, I am withholding judgement and do not plan to respond. If
anyone believes we should provide a club response and has factual
information to support a position, please let me know and I will work with
you to draft a memo for VCTC member consideration.
I briefly mentioned in last month’s letter that Collector Car
Appreciation Day is July 10. If you would like to get out in your classic,
there are two organized events in our area (Richmond and Smithfield)
and additional contact information can be found at:
https://www.semasan.com/collector-car-appreciation-day If you have the
opportunity to get out, click a few pictures for the website
Until next month, stay well and be safe.
All the best!